About the Poetry

All of the poems in this blog are spirit-inspired. Every word came to me each day for a full year while in deep meditation. I simply wrote what I heard onto a pad of paper in my lap with eyes closed – meaningful, multi-stanza verses in mere minutes. I was unaware of each poem’s theme until I transcribed it later word for word. Each day brought new and wondrous discoveries about the world beyond our five physical senses, incredible wisdom, and messages of hope which I share with you in this blog. The last poems received are displayed below on this page, but the entire collection of 365+ poems are archived here in the left-hand column. You can search by topic or keyword using the search box in the upper left corner. May you find among them just the right message which speaks to your heart.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Poem #283 - Alms for the Poor

Behold your brother.
He stands with hand outstretched.
“Alms for the poor,” he begs.
His life it seems so wretched.

His clothes they may be ragged.
His face dirty and unclean.
These outer signs of poverty
Are not what they do seem.

His true lack is on the inside –
In his clinging to belief
That handouts will improve him –
That alms will bring relief.

He sees himself a pauper
And not as the king he is inside.
And for this lack of understanding
All hope within has died.

“Awake! Awake! And see the truth!”
This would be the greatest gift.
Far more valuable than coin or food.
These words his soul would lift.

The beggar on the street’s too lost.
He wants not to hear your words.
They fly right past his closed-off ears
Like a flock of frightened birds.

But there are those who’re ready
To be awakened now.
Hungry for a taste of love
Yet to find it, they know not how.

If you come across a frightened soul
Who suffers lack within their heart.
Then fill their coffers with your love
And thus true wealth impart.

(Note from Suzanne - an incredibly clear and strong connection this morning as I received these words. I thought, "How are they going to find a word that rhymes with 'outstretched'?" When "wretched came, it gave me a physical shock. This poet had a very strong feeling of being from the 1800s, using words like alms, pauper, and coffers ... An awesome experience to receive this poem so quickly and clearly. Thank you, Spirit.)


  1. I saw such a man last evening on my way to a meeting. He was packing up his sign and belongings and quitting for the day. My friend said, "How sad..." I thought to myself, "This person has meaning." And here is the poem this morning. Thanks you, spirit world, and thank you, Suzanne...

    "But there are those who're ready to be awakened now." On to "filling their coffers with love" today...

  2. Suzanne, I like the comments you add to your poems. Your experiences add meaning and clarity.

    I too got the same feeling about this poem that some of the words were a little ancient. However,
    the poem is powerful and I like the last paragraph "If you come across a frightened soul that suffers lack within their heart"....

    Much to think about when we see someone who has little and has nowhere to go...