Find the Magic


Find the Magic As you release old bondage Come out of hiding And see the stars

Find the Magic As you expose the pain Let the tears flow And find beauty in your body

Find the Magic As you scream from the beating Run from the threats And feel the warmth of a hug

Find the Magic As the little girl is silenced Told she is too smart for her own good And she finds her place of honor as she speaks her mind

Find the Magic As the ghosts creep into dream Haunt your daily life And you meet them at the crossroads and move on

Find the Magic As you drift out of your body, avoiding the anger Observe the separation And you join the body temple once again to rejoice in this unique wonder

Find the Magic As you listen to the conflicts and Watch in horror And emerge from the water whole and beautiful in a rainbow of colors

Find the Magic, For you are whole once again

2004 Susan Bacon

Susan Bacon is an researcher, teacher and author. Contact her through her web site

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The Guardian

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The Guardian
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Janesville Gazette
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Huffington Post

At Poetry Premiere and HANOCON2015: Calls to Address Climate Change
Huffington Post
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White House Honors Student Poets
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The Guardian

The week in radio: We British: An Epic in Poetry; The Loss of Lostness; All ...
The Guardian
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