peace of heart

by Maria Francesca

turn off the radio
turn off the t.v.
turn off the lights
and the Christmas tree

blow out the candles
lay down on the floor
embrace the great nothing -
don't think anymore

shut off your eyes
and disable your ears
and be still in the dark
'til the world disappears

and go to that place
where the rain's soft and warm,
where the breeze is forgiving -
where there aren't any storms,

where the children play safely,
where everyone's kind -
just lay there and go to
that place in your mind

without fear
without pain
without hurt
without hate -

just lay there
and visit that heavenly state

then slowly and gently
come back to yourself
and to friends and to family
and everyone else,

and if you can be
just a little bit strong,
then grab on to that heaven
and bring it along

and spread it around -
it's the best way to start
to get and to give
some peace of heart.


Posted on 12/18/2012
Copyright © 2023 Maria Francesca

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by George Hoerner on 12/18/12 at 12:25 PM

Beautifully done Maria!

Posted by Joe Cramer on 12/19/12 at 12:03 PM

... brilliant....

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 12/19/12 at 03:02 PM

This touched every good spot, visually, metaphysically, universally. Thanks for a practical inspirational piece (of heart).

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 12/20/12 at 12:13 AM

Beautiful poetry, Maria. I was going to say it sounds 'heavenly,' but I see you put that in there too. Fine poem for Christmas and in light of the recent event.

Posted by Dan Linn on 12/25/12 at 11:21 PM

I like the travel of this poem, the simplicity of it's language, the Zen of it's philosophy, and the innocent truth.

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 05/07/13 at 10:59 AM

a beautiful poem and message, indeed.

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