Forbidden Love

 

My family would surely say my love for you is forbidden,

That is why I must keep it deeply hidden.

Regardless of true feelings of friendship and respect,

I have nightmares of the horror my family would project.

 

So my deepest desires that burn within my heart,                             

Wanting to freely break out and find a fresh start,                

Are shot and killed in the dark.

 

Negative judgments fuel my mind, with wanting to somehow find a workable way,

To tell you all of the torture I feel every day,

 And it is simply because I am gay.

 

If only my family could find a way to accept,

That love has no boundaries, never does it reject.

 

Most of the world has found a way to accept that many people are gay. We honestly stand together, every age, color, creed, inclination and nation,

So please opene the door to your imagination.       

 

Gay marriage is now legal in so many places,

Equality is now freeing a loving expression in old prejudicial spaces.  

 

So let’s all join in to accept the human race,

Allowing for love to shine forth from every persons face.

 

Wild unreasonable and limitless love is reality you see,

So let’s celebrate all expressions of love and

Claim a true universal harmony. Everyone knows the melody~

 

Blessed love’s song is always haunting, filled with desire and wanting. Yet claiming love is a must and

Our true nature is where we place our trust.

 

For love’s nature is lovely, good and pure, its seeds are planted everywhere that’s for sure.

 

True love is not only passionate lust, It is grounded in respect, goodness and trust.

 

By Iris K. Barratt

Shame On You

Shame, Shame, Shame on you

Do you even know the damage that you do?

It hurts everyone to see how you treat us

Like we are dumb and stupid, you verbally beat us.

Shame on you for the tyrant that you are

Spewing mean, angry swords as you leave another scar.

What you value is control, you freak

How dare you terrorize we who are merely meek?

Why do you shame and blame?

Why it’s just another superiority game.

It sadly makes you feel superior

While, thrashing an innocent being’s interior.

Your ugly game has absolutely no winner

It only makes you a self-righteous sinner.

The only way out of your abusive game

And really give up your shame and blame

Is to find real values, good and true

And plant them inside and make them you

The truth of the matter and the truth about you

Is that you are miserable, unhappy and don’t know what to do

I say unto you- You, YOU must change what you do

Plant seeds that give value like esteem, love and trust

For your behavior is destructive and change it you must!

Shame, Shame, Shame on you

Wake up now to see and change the damage that you do.

 

By Iris K. Barratt

The Snake that Poisons Everybody

 

It topples governments, wreaks marriages,

Ruins careers, Busts reputations, causes heartaches, nightmares, indigestion,

Spawns suspicion, generates grief and

Dispatches innocent people to

Cry in their pillows.

 

Even its name hisses

It’s called Gossip.

 

Office gossip, Shop gossip, Party gossip

It makes headlines and heartaches.

 

Before you repeat a story, ask yourself:

 

Is it true? Is it fair? Is it necessary?

 

If not, shut up

Published in the Wall Street Journal

By United Technologies Corporation

 

**ALSO SEE GOSSIP MONGER AWARD

 

Forgiveness Practice 

 

Forgiveness brings inner joy and inner peace.

Do this practice daily for best results!

 

Dear soul, mind, and body of all souls who have been hurt or harmed by me or by my ancestors, in this lifetime, or any other lifetime - I love you, I honor you, and appreciate you. I apologize most sincerely for everything that I have said, thought, or done which has caused you pain or suffering. I call on my ancestors to apologize as well for any and all pain and suffering that they have caused. I am sincerely sorry. For those who have already forgiven me and my ancestors, I am very grateful. I do not take your forgiveness lightly. I cherish it as the gift that it is. For those who have not been able to forgive me, or to forgive my ancestors, I understand completely. I know that you have been hurt very deeply. I know, from my own experience, how hard it can be to forgive sometimes.  Please know that I am sincerely sorry. I vow to work harder to be worthy of your forgiveness. I wish you well. May you be happy. May you be at peace. May you be free from suffering and all of the causes of suffering, now and forever more.

 

Dear soul, mind, and body of all souls who have hurt me or hurt my ancestors, in this lifetime, or any other lifetime - I love you, I honor you, and I appreciate you. I forgive you unconditionally, and I call on my ancestors to forgive you unconditionally. You owe me nothing. I set you free, and I set myself free. All of the karmic chains which have bound us are released. I wish you well. May you be happy. May you be at peace. May you be free from suffering, and all the causes of suffering, now and forever more.

 

Chant the Divine Soul Song of Love, Peace and Harmony

I love my heart and soul

I love all humanity

Join hearts and souls together

Love, peace, and Harmony

Love, peace, and Harmony

 

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

 

By Iris K. Barratt