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.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Poem #348 - What's in a Word

Be very careful with your word choice –
How you say things shapes belief.
The slightest change in verbiage
Can bring on suffering or relief.

It’s all about semantics
And the very subtle changes
That happen with the thinking
When man his wording rearranges.

The word you use to name
That which is your very source
Will change your whole perception
Of the one and only true Life Force.

For those who only call this “God”
Will be quite stilted in their thought –
Thinking It’s a he or she
Because this concept they have bought.

But God is not a person.
God, in truth, just “IS” …
Infinite in scope and breadth -
Impossible to call Its power “His.”

If you find this troublesome,
If to you it seems absurd,
Try some simple changes
But be impeccable with your word.

Roll the words around your tongue.
See how they make you feel.
Try “God,” “Great Spirit,” try “Great Mind” …
Just what does each reveal?

What matters most is that you find
The Truth which all do seek.
Just be aware that Truth can hide
Behind the words you speak.


  1. Word choice...something I emphasized while teaching students how to pass the "Florida Writes" essay exam in the 8th grade. We use many names for the same Life Force..."What matters most is that you find the Truth which all do seek."

    On to seeking Truth today as we walk our paths in love...

  2. What a poem..

    Words are very powerful and how we choose the words we use. I like the way "God" is described.

    "But God is not a person, God in truth just "IS"."

    There are so many different ways to look at the meaning of "God" and the truth that we find within this word...