life: acoustic & amplified

poetry, quotes & thoughts about life

because you

you are my self,
the rest of me,
my dark other,
my thrown shadow,,
of God,
         if only I will see.
How I treat you
is how I treat
my own hidden self,
waiting for me to set free
         my own blessing.
my only wish
is that you
receive love;
         receive love.
Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

it tickles me today

to think of the the color

of your appearance in my life,

is like the alpha and omega,

all worded beginnings and endings.

the morning sun

bright and yellow

with streaks of sunset




navy blue smudges

it makes me smile

to have this secret,

of you and me.

the mystery of our poems,

our shared slice of joy:full life

forever tattooed on my heart.

this particular shade of beauty,

this inquiry,

all these discoveries

our BE-ing

together without a ‘need to’ in our world

only revealed when we stepped into ‘us’ as a group

sitting in our circles

sharing our gifts with each other

these colors so few will ever see

in their color abandoned lives

settling for 50 shade of grey,

when there are such an unlimited number of possible variations,

to even that one simple color.

I smile because,

I know your heart,

and I know you will understand this poem I write.

I smile for the simple fact of you being in the world,

my world,

if only just a little –

yes, my world is so much more because you are in it.

I give thanks for this,

and for your bright soul,

your rebel heart,

your wisdom,

your grace.

I walk in sunshine today,

smile at the girl in the mirror,

shout ‘thank you’ to the blue sky

blow bubbles on the beach

with you ever present within me

as my souls breath of heaven

because you…

just because you…


Amy Lloyd

Bepe is a Hebrew name meaning “Yahweh will add”


My daughter, you need Me like the flowers need sun, like the earth quakes and needs to be quieted, like the sand cries out for a drop of rain. You need Me to write truth again, in the places where it has been forgotten. You need Me to awaken faith and stir the lukewarm so it heats or freezes so that my children who don’t know Me don’t confuse Me with another nice person on the street.

I am not nice, with a smile on my face each day. But I am joy-filled. I am not mellow or calm all the time. But I am peace. I am secure in who I am. I am the rock, the lion who roars, the light that shines, the beginning and the only way darkness can end.

I am the end. The end of suffering. The end of angst. The end of fear. The end of death. The end of pain. The end of striving. The end of destruction for the sake of getting ahead. The end of comparison. The end of trying to fit in. The end of loneliness. The end of despair. The end of sickness. The end of confusion. The end of self-centeredness. The end of self.

You need Me in order to become yourself. You need Me because you are made for freedom. You need Me because you are holy, in my name, and I have designed you with a purpose, a purpose to help and to heal and to encourage and to love. You need Me to receive the joy that is yours, that you were born to receive, for which you were designed to love. You need Me because you are thirsty and hungry and craving more Life, more hope, more freedom, more joy. You are made to desire Me and do the things you have been made to do.

I want to tell you what those things are and who you are.

My daughter.

My delight.


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