Find the Magic

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 http://www.ecoentrepreneur.org

In The News:


The Guardian

National Poetry Day 2014: a celebration in pottery, pizzas and popular memory
The Guardian
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The Guardian

Susannah Herbert on Dannie Abse, the poetry judge
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Staunton News Leader

U.S. Poet Laureate says Poetry is His Life's Pivot
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NHS Student To Serve As National Poetry Ambassador
The Newtown Bee
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Poetry chalking behind Shaw hall on Wednesday
MSU State News
The Center for Poetry's website said it encourages the reading, writing, and discussion of poetry and strives to create an awareness of poetry's place and power in individuals' everyday lives. Jimison said they expect most students to stumble upon the ...


UCR Today (press release)

Poetry, Tacos, Fiesta!
UCR Today (press release)
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Lynchburg News and Advance

Lynchburg woman carries poetry to many corners of the community
Lynchburg News and Advance
And she's taken her poetry outside the area — specifically, to Busboys and Poets in Washington D.C., a community gathering place featuring a range of artistic events. She brought her poetry to the airwaves, too, delivering poetry after an interview on ...


QVCC professor to read at international poetry festival in Serbia
Norwich Bulletin
Jon Andersen, a published poet and associate professor of English at Quinebaug Valley Community College, will attend an international poetry event, Smederevo's Poetry Autumn festival in Serbia, in October as a featured reader. Andersen's first book of ...

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New York Observer

A Look at New York's Poetry Brothel
New York Observer
He too believed that poetry deserved a niche outside of subpar classrooms and tedious readings. Six years later, the Poetry Brothel has become a phenomenon around the world. Its New York home is the Back Room, a locale with the mystery and charm to ...


Daily News & Analysis

Poetry for a cause
Daily News & Analysis
Mumbai jumps on the bandwagon of the global movement '100 Thousand Poets for Change' with a four-day poetry festival at Kitab Khana at Fort. Live music performances, readings and a special programme for children have been planned for this event.

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