song for the unsung heroes

My Poems

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Sometimes, you don’t need to do something ground breaking to be a hero.

ordinary, anonymous, unsung heroes

are the ones who inspire me the most.

the ones who are not attention seeking or looking for praise.

the ones who are not trying hard to prove themselves,

who don’t need the world or anyone else watching them,

for they are not trying to impress or to entertain.

they are getting on with it.

in their day to day lives,

they make sure they are present.

they don’t neglect the ones around them for

the benefits of a greater good, or some bigger picture

for details and small things are

what make big, great pictures.

the true heroes are not super,

but anonymous and local

they help whenever they can,

whoever needs them.

a child, a lost dog, an injured bird,

a dying badger on the side of the road,

a lost soul, an old one, the cashier, the neighbour…

they give their time and attention,

a friendly hear, a wish, a positive thought, a prayer…

or just a smile.

they often appear out of nowhere,

like an angel, springing out of the (blue) shadows.

unrecognised, they don’t share their good deeds on facebook,

because like it or not, they are busy doing the actual work

not just talking about it.

I hope it’s in all of us.

we all have our own heroic solitary moments, when no one is watching.

and keeping them to ourselves might be

what makes them even more special.

Green Tara

My Poems, Yoga

Green Tara

A delightful line drawing of Green Tara by the master of Tibetan arts Sherab Palden Beru.

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Green Tara

As I sat in the lotus position

I settled in meditation

I noticed the rainbow in front of my eyes

Nature reminding me of the beauty

In the world all around me,

No need for because’s, no need for why’s.

Then this message came to me:

“I know no fear”

I felt that familiar comforting presence

Of Green Tara, I can feel her near

“I know no fear”

“I know no fear”

I can feel her pouring strength,

into my whole being.

And the little rainbow has turned green and is flickering.

As I start chanting Tara’s mantra in my head

My lips followed

I can feel my soul, my heart, my physical body

Filling up with courage, strength and feeling invincible

I keep chanting and the energy inside me

Keeps filling up, up, up, like a bottle.

The rainbow is now completely green

Green. Emerald green.

The colour of my heart chakra

Emerald green.

The colour of Green Tara.

Now I force myself to stay still

to NOT reach for a pen and paper

to write down how I feel.

Sit still, observe, take it all in

As the blessing is taking place

Stay here, stay now, plugged in

As the healing is taking place

“Please Green Tara can you help me

Please can you heal my back

So I can be a better karma yogi,

A warrior staying on her track”

Then I felt the warmth

Enveloping my body, going down my spine

I felt that loving healing light bath

Coming from the power of this feminine divine

Green Goddess who appears

By the side of those who need to be reminded

That THEY, too know no fear.

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May I be still enough to appreciate the beauty around me,

May Green tara always bless my life and the life of all sentient beings

May I make room for my yoga practice everyday

To remember who I am:

A humble Karma Yogi on her path to help others.

Just a comet.

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Noemie.