Amy Barlow Liberatore… stories of lost years, wild times, mental variety, faith, and lots of jazz

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How could one who was
once so delightful, dancing,
brimming with cheer,
turn out such a burnout?

Was a time I was wickedly
comely; some said it was
a certain spark
that lit me from within

A blaze of glory,
my euphoric past…
Now I’m worn down,
perhaps a bit dimmer

Please give me a chance
to shed some light on
my matchless existence
until, used up, I

© 2013 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil
Haven’t planted in quite a while, but Poetic Bloomings asked for poems that personalize an inanimate object. I looked toward the first thing I saw for my inspiration… one of those old hippie candles with the psychedelic patterns! Also at my favorite point of light, Poets United. Peace, Amy

(based on the Prayer of St. Francis)

Make me an instrument of your peace
Make me a vessel of your love
Your walk, my way
Your truth, my life
Your light, my joy
Your breath, my song

© 2012 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil
For ABC Wednesday, brought to you by the letter “V.”
The prayer of St. Francis has always intrigued me, because Francis took Jesus’ teachings on giving and acted on them all his life. His is a good example of a life lived in pure love. LOVE is not only for Christians – it’s for all faith paths and for those who don’t believe in a Higher Power… but I wrote this hoping that I, too, will be a vessel of love, at all times and in all places. Peace, Amy