La Casa de Maria

 (Site of a 5 day IB intensive)

I was wounded, when I came

And everyone else was to blame

 

In this place of beauty

I was able to start

To see how I

Tortured my own precious heart

 

Love whispered to me

Down by the brook

I'm all around you

Just look, look, look

 

What a blessing

I take from this peaceful place

Having been able to

See, touch and smell a warm state of grace

 

I came seeking approval

As a way to get love

Just be yourself

Was my guidance from above

 

I hurt so much

I thought I'd go wild

My guidance said, Quit crying

You're scaring the child

 

I leave without a care

Healed by a bear

 

I'm no longer on trial

Oh what a feeling

My growth is assured

If I just keep on healing

 

My inner child and I

Had a getting to know you party

Down on the beach

Who knows

What joy we can reach

 

I was protecting myself

From my own pain

I thought it was my enemy

Instead it was my gift

Through it everything

I ever wanted

I was to gain

 

I cause my own pain

 

(And my inner child who helped me write this adds:)

 

I leave here so grateful

I'm about to explode

I couldn't be any happier

If I was a toad

 



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