Missing Pieces

Putting it together

Today

I saw

what was missing

the piece left a gaping

hole

too much space

in between

no, they can’t be forced

find the missing piece

that connects

all

all, and no more than that

the missing piece

toss it, the whole thing?

why bother

otherwise?

Many blessings, Sandi

Why me

Sandi’s Sacred Spritz

One day

I floated just enough

to graze the clouds

a fleeting moment of bliss

only to realize

I had to make this sacred

spritz

why me?

I asked God

Why not, He replied

and so the mixing began

the prep delicate and slow

the labeling a loving labor

of sorts,

a promise of each bottle

belonging to one person…

Is it you?

©O’vehlu – Sandi

Faithful Forty: Lenten Poetry

Lent 2021 Poetry

The falling leaves

have drifted gently in

the breeze

Mixing with the earth

the ground fertile

mixing with air

Becoming one with

the sun

and being dipped into soft

burning embers

a spring filled with light

and in all I can delight

Why then, does my heart tear?

A look around,

my empathy flares

a look around,

beauty surrounds

Where too then shall my

Thoughts go,

If not with you in the end?

©Sandi Martinez

faithful forty: day 35

Azra (LF) and Nia

“Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.”
― Khalil Gibran

Faithful Forty: Day 28

Your turn

Today
It’s your turn
Dig deep
Swim wide
Eyes open
Who are you?

What will you do?

Your heart yearns
Begs the
Question
Now, later, never
Tomorrow
Maybe?

Your soul
As old as the
Universe
Merges with the unknown
Why fight
Maybe just flow?

What will you do?

Another day is done
Embrace that
Someone
Cheer them on
Hold their hand
It’s your turn.

@ovehlu

faithful forty: day 26

Abiquiu Lake, New Mexico – Photo credit: Sandi

“I have learned so much from God that I can no longer call myself a Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim, a Buddhist, a Jew. The Truth has shared so much of Itself with me that I can no longer call myself a man, a woman, an angel, or even a pure Soul. Love has befriended me so completely it has turned to ash and freed me of every concept and image my mind has ever known.” – Hafiz

Many blessings, Sandi

Faithful Forty: Day 18

Faithful Forty: Day 18

The truth is

if I counted every petal

only the stalk would remain

any day of the week

and as warm and bright as

the sun

you remain

the beauty that you see

mirrored back every day

though you don’t see it

that way

but it’s true

the soft and ridged petals

pink, red, yellow, all colors

bounce back your beauty

inside, out, in all ways

you are you,

I hope that you can see

what I see

delicate, soft, yet

strong, resilient

don’t forget

when you look in the mirror

you see everyone,

we connect, shine, and reflect

each other.

©Sandi Martinez

Faithful Forty: Day Eight

Faithful Forty Poetry

The churning
and burning
of bright light
leads me here in great delight

Test of time
is the first
poetry line
your inspiration purely divine

I gather my
hands in prayer
as I peel through
every layer

And humbly show
gratitude
for every word
comes from you

@ovehlu

faithful forty: day two

Divine love and light

It’s that simple

running into time

stretching

and bouncing back

and feeling fine

giving, loving, accepting, forgiving

but the lines are ragged on my face; tired

waking up, and going to sleep wired

from trying – is it that simple?

No, yes, maybe

sacrifice doesn’t include free

compassionate, kind, blissfully green

it’s that simple

Many Blessings,

Sandi