Lynette Diaz

 
 

Words

Balm of the World

Love is the way..it is the antiseptic that will clean our wounds.. It is the tight suture that will prevent infection.. It is the gentle kiss of the scar..it is the balm of the world..
-LD (August, 2014)

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when you re-emerge
the world will have changed
only because you have been changed...
irrevocably
life can be cruel, dangerous, sorrowful
maybe the rawness of exposed wounds
leaves tear stains and pain and anger...
but know...with certainty...
that it had to be this way
however distressful
the earth still revolves
we are still stardust
and have to grow in all ways
to know we are even more...
harmonic substance
we are waves, if forever is your belief...
the music of the universe

-LD (May, 2014)

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Don't Take Me Lightly

Don't take me lightly, as though my words and actions are feathers. Take me as I am, the whole bird..the flight and the feathers; the bones and the call in the wild; the lines and the curves; the leaving and returning in the sun and in the storm.

-LD (February. 2015)

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I AM

I am a gospel song and the hard rock; the silk pajamas and the gravel road; the swaying branch and the stiff upper lip; the cup runneth over and the dry humour; the towering inferno, and the little lamb; the final straw and the first kiss; the open door and the small space; the feathered friend and the cocksure punch; the flight of fancy and the fork in the road; the perfect storm and the sea of love. - LD (October, 2016)

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What did it take to elevate me?
It took your smile reaching for the stars in your eyes
And my heart realising it was a reflection

-LD (January. 2015)

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Feel the sunrise pulse in your veins
All the light that it contains
Feel the sorrows melt away
Even if it's just today

-LD (November, 2015)

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let go..step into the wilderness..no more difficult than stepping into safety.. we've seen safety crumble..seen the earth shatter..seen broken.. seen expectations fail..time and again..when the gate is left open..when the feet touch the ground.. wander on new soil..tread on fallen leaves.. look up to see the tree..the space between branches left by what has fallen..see the light break through..see the light break through..

-LD (September,2014)

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Amongst the turmoil, there is a peace that resides in you.

-LD (July, 2014)

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'Different'

I saw ‘Different’
And I could not understand
‘Different’ was unfamiliar packaging
And traveled in an unfamiliar van

Thought my doubts weren’t visible
Maybe ‘Different’ could not see
Turns out fear doesn’t hide
Whether ingrained in you or me

But ‘Different’ visits for a reason
Makes ‘Homogeny’ want to run
‘Homogeny’ becomes jealous
That ‘Different’ is having all the fun

Then a revelation happens
And the wheels begin their revolution
‘Different’ is the color and brightness
That travels hand-and-hand with evolution
-LD (July, 2013)

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We've all got something special to offer the world....a miracle in an action taken..a step into the wilderness and the "wild-ness" terrain of your heart..the truth that lives in you and courses through your veins like a well-worn mantra. Believe, Believe and Be!

-LD (2014)

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The sun rose, painting curves in the roundness of me and the roundness of you. In the first light, your eyes became a pool and my heart dove deep. 

-LD (May, 2016)

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We are each a flame
Sometime ceasing
to be a visible light
but flames don't
truly burn out
they resurrect
as heartlight
forever
and ever
Amen

-LD (2014)

 

 (Photo Credit: L Diaz, 2016)