Finding My Way

by Vicki Flaherty, Sagres (Algarve) Portugal

by Vicki Flaherty, Sagres (Algarve) Portugal

In the roller-coaster of emotions yesterday (see Mammo), I found myself writing…in that cathartic place of moving my emotions from my heart into my head and shaping them like clouds, their texture and meaning evolving, until they are tamed on the page.

Finding My Way
By Vicki L. Flaherty

How do I respond to the lone tree in the field
whose branches are outstretched with uncertainty

Shall I walk up to it and wrap my arms around it
with a grip that gives it no choice but to melt

Can I step into the gentle stream we create
floating in the soothing, clear water

Will I move with the grace of the river
carried to a place of peace

Will my eyes follow the direction of the light
where hope opens like a flower

Can I fill my sails with trust
and move moment by moment to find my way

© 2013 Vicki L. Flaherty


About Vicki Flaherty

I feel most alive when I am creating, whether through my writing and poetry, gardening and photography, or simply living my life each day. Running and yoga enrich my being. Travel opens me to new possibilities and greater awareness. I am happiest when I’m with my husband Jim. I share my gratitude for all the gifts in my life on my This Abundantly Delicious Life blog. I find a special joy in helping people succeed. I’ve done something valuable when I’ve helped a colleague or friend see their brilliance and express their full potential. I have awesome opportunities to do this as an industrial/organizational psychologist through leadership, mentoring, coaching, career and other talent programs. I try to encourage Leading with Intention at my blog of this name. As a breast cancer survivor, I found comfort and hope in writing. Poetry flowed through me like a river of healing during my diagnosis and treatment, which I share on my Mostly My Heart Sings blog, that I might offer encouragement and a place of grace and heart for those seeking comfort and hope along their journey.

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