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Don't take my sunshine

Updated on April 26, 2012

My way is a well worn path

though not one you would ever take

you would never even see it

standing there in your clouds

singing your hymns and

praying for my lost and lonely soul.

Its a shame you can't see

how powerful this path is for me

I walk with my head held high

Knowing She is by my side working with me

all the days of my life

And the God on the hill

Beckons us to join the others.

The vibrations of the drums beat powerful music through the trees

at the edge of the forest we are dancing

for life is what we are thankful for this night of Midsummer's Eve

our baskets are full from the first harvest of the season.

The Goddess, Our Moon, hangs pregnant in the sky

Or Father the Sky, lights her way for all to see

On the ocean they dance playfully while we make music

All the night's alive with the glory of New Life.

The signs and the numbers, all the stars they align

The words and the songs, the rhythms all keep time

We're happy for the planet which has its own place in the universe

and happy to be together, knowing we all have a purpose

in this time, and this place, beneath these stars and the moon

After the dancing and gathering, with a full heart -

I make my way back to my cottage,

mixing my herbs and my oils, while I'm feeling strong

for blessings for the sick, to annoint them while we pray.

I think about the old ones, the battles they faced, the lessons we learn through them

I think about life and how everything happens for a reason - even if I do not always understand what the reason is at the time.

Life for that moment makes sense, and I feel peace.

I feel the healing of a thousand tiny stars descend on me as I drift off to sleep.

The next morning I wake up and make my way back up to the road to fetch some mail.

I see that church and my "friend" who says she is "still praying for me"

I have to ask, "what are you praying for?"

"That you will find Jesus and be free from sin, and come into his kingdom and know love."

I'm confused. I don't know this sin that she speaks of, and I don't think I want to know it. I think I already know love and faith and hope, without the Monarchy.

My path is well worn, and maybe she will never choose it, and I would never ask her to walk it, as I see she has her own...and she seems perfectly content to follow that. But please, leave me to my own. I'm happy here. And I believe that God is too big to fit into just one religion, leave me to mine, please. No counter-praying. I don't think he/she likes that.


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      Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland

      Thanks so much for reading :)

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      God is truly global and universal. Such a wonderful, uplisting and spiritual walk for me.

      Thank you for sharing this.

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      Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland

      Hello again, all my dear friends, its been so long since I've written and so long since I've had time to come to hubpages with work and school and physical therapy. I have missed you all so much!

      I wanted to return with a short story or something creative but this issue is just rearing its head again for me. I so appreciate all your love and support. I need it. You've made me smile and given me my sunshine!

      Ruby, Mike, scriber, Genna, and Gerry...thanks for all your comments. they mean the world to me. Erin

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      sligobay 5 years ago from east of the equator

      The God of our own understanding is the only god that matters. I do not seek to impose my understanding of God upon others nor do I wish others to impose theirs on me. We are in agreement on this point which is beautifully expressed in this article. All the best. Gerry

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      Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      “…God is too big to fit into just one religion.”

      The irony here is that I suspect you found “Jesus” in your own way long before your friend did. Your words are perceptive, insightful, have solace and are full of meaning. This is remarkable hub, dear poet. :-)

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      scriber1 5 years ago

      If but the kernel of the truth herein could be heard by even the U.S. alone, the planet would be a place of solace, rather than one of screaming..........thanks Erin, for your vision and courage

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      mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      You paint a beautiful picture both wise and extraordinary.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Erin, This is so right-on. You are a beautiful person. We all have our God in our own way. When someone tries to tell me how to live my life, My reply, " Please I live mine and you live yours " Maybe we are both right, God loves us all. Your poetry shines. It is you.

      Peace and love my friend..