Words on the Water
poetry by Maggie Figgis
Maggie grew up in northern Michigan and lives now in Boston. Like many who have moved away, her dreams still turn back to home.
the power of Mother Nature
the untouched and unkept power
of the North country...
the sights and sounds seem to
stay with you
long after you have departed
Mother Nature truly comes to life in the North
and her overwhelming power is simply...
Peace of Mind
the power of her sunset turns
tension into serenity
the power of her warm spring breeze turns
anger into compassion
the power of her Northern lights turns
complacency into intrigue
these powers of Mother Nature...
is all around us and is universal
but most importantly...
this power allows all of Human Nature to experience
Peace of Mind
the Petoskey stone
the Petoskey stone is a reminder of love
at one time, the fossils were separate
at one time, they had individual meaning
at one time, they were alone
yet after many years passed,
all of the pieces came together as one
just as love adds to the beauty of life,
the smooth finish adds to the stone
and in the end...
a beautiful gem is formed
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