March 10, 2003
"Be Generous in Your Affection" by Ike White

"..be generous in your affection
for the woman who lives inside you
even though she may fear it
or run from it
or allow it to touch
only the surface of her needs

and on occasian
when you hear crying
without sound or tears
or sense feelings of isolation
becoming her nearest companion
sit down beside her
and console her with your closeness
and the healing power
that caring will bring
become her staunch defender
when she is suspicious
of her self-worth
or seeks her salvation in discount love
and reassure her
that beyond the conflicts
which battle for her allegiance
she will ascend to the heights
of what she dares to believe
and dare she must
if she would change
the incorrect images
which hang from the walls
and doorway of her soul..."

Posted by Colm at March 10, 2003 11:34 AM
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What a wonderful piece of writing. Is it from a particular book?

Posted by: Evelyn on March 10, 2003 09:03 PM

"when she is suspicious
of her self-worth
or seeks her salvation in discount love
and reassure her
that beyond the conflicts
which battle for her allegiance
she will ascend to the heights
of what she dares to believe
and dare she must
if she would change
the incorrect images
which hang from the walls
and doorway of her soul..."

This part makes me sad because it is so true.

Posted by: arianna on March 12, 2003 03:52 AM

"she will ascend to the heights of what she dares to believe
and dare she must...."

I love those lines. This is a very poignant piece of writing. It hits the spot! I find it very powerful. Good luck to her in her ascent...good luck to all of us. The view is worth the climb!

Posted by: MaryMcMorrow on March 13, 2003 10:47 PM

Colm, who is the author of this powerful poetry?

Posted by: Nora Brennan on March 27, 2003 07:43 PM
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