In This Moment

In this moment, I come as I am and I speak of courage and I give the gift of my truth.

In this moment, I come as a daughter and I speak of remembrance and I give the gift of inter-dependence.

In this moment, I come as a wife and I speak of vows and I give the gift of loyalty.

In this moment, I come as a pilgrim and I speak of my destination and I give the gift of faith.

In this moment, I come as an advocate and I speak of hope and I give the gift of safety.

In this moment, I come as a mother and I speak of life and I give the gift of acceptance.

In this moment, I come as a woman and I speak of worth and I give the gift of support.

In this moment, I come as a white person and I speak of sorrow and I give the gifts of reparation and amplification.

In this moment, I come as a teacher and I speak of knowledge and I give the gift of experience.

In this moment, I come as a student and I speak of need and I give the gift of inclusion.

In this moment, I come as one who needs help and I speak of gratitude and I give the gift of grace.

In this moment, I come as an individual and I speak of experience and I give the gift of perspective.

In this moment, I come as one who has experienced trauma and I speak of fear and I give the gift of my trust.

In this moment, I come as a patient and I speak of dignity and I give the gift of life.

In this moment, I come as one who is dying and I speak of my death and I give the gift of clarity.

*This poem is the result of a writing prompt I was given during a Healing Circle that I wanted to share more widely after I added to it following the meeting: “In this moment, I come ____________ and I speak of ________ and I give _____________. Utilizing this prompt, find a quiet place and write for 5 minutes. Share as you feel comfortable.

19 thoughts on “In This Moment

  1. I’m so happy this was productive and your writing came so naturally to it. I love the prompt. I love what you wrote and I’m so glad you’re part of my life. You make it a better place just by your presence as a friend. In this moment I feel better for having friends who give of their hearts and from that I bring my heart back into the world with more joy and more compassion.

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      1. That’s a fact. Without the friendships we make with others who can truly understand our journey we would not find a way towards inner peace. Its too hard for anyone, even those who love us, to understand what this is like. Terminal cancers of all kinds have different routes but the result is exactly the same. It’s a heavy load we carry amongst the other activities we engage in to help others and you certainly do more than your share in that department, madam! I’m grateful for all you do and all the engagement you have in our community no matter how difficult it is for all of us. We are much better together without a doubt.

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