Shining Jewel

Instrument: Tempo – Seagull Excursion Folk Acoustic Guitar

1. I was a lady once.
I was a lady once.
Marriage, child, all in order;
Duties, boundaries, rules and borders.
I was a lady once.

2. I was a servant, too.
I was a servant, too.
Cook and clean and keep the homefire;
Mother and ignore desire.
I was a servant, too.

3. I am a Spirit true!
I am a Spirit true!
Now I listen, all in order,
Breaking chains of rules and borders.
I am a Spirit true!

4. I am a shining jewel!
I am a shining jewel!
God that lights and lives creation
Is my every animation.
I am a shining jewel!

5. I am a lady still.
I am a lady still.
Changing life, unchanging Spirit;
Gentle voice inside, I hear it.
I am a lady still.

I am a lady still!


This was written for the last day of prompts for the Fifth Anniversary of
dVerse.

Gayle Walters Rose asked us to consider a belief we once held that has changed. She presented other questions and possibilities, all of which I found intriguing. Read the post! I chose to write about the roles we’re taught or expected to play; there’s an obvious gender stereotype in this song, and a more subtle question of personal identity. The idea broadens to our Universal Identity, spiritual make-up, Cosmic Essence. We are all a Shining Jewel, regardless of our changing roles on earth.

I started these lyrics 2 years ago. Thank you, Gayle, for a great opportunity to finish them and put them to music. They still read like a poem, so I hope my fellow dVerse Poets enjoy the song!

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7 thoughts on “Shining Jewel

  1. SMiLes.. oh.. the path
    to self-actualization..
    so many challenges
    and roles of liFe that
    can truly eventuAlly make
    a gOlden years meme a reaLiTy
    wHere soUl keep expanding to
    the very last breath of the very
    last day of butterfly who never lands..
    reborn always in rebirth of now..
    where now is
    alWays
    simply
    new
    and always
    FlyIng colors
    in dArk and
    liGht noW..
    and ‘tween..
    renewing liFe..:)

    THeRe is nothing reAlly
    mysterious about it
    when iT
    isReal..
    this Human
    Heaven.. this
    Kingdom of
    God as
    nature
    one.. now..
    this.. animal
    homeostasis
    that can be
    so difficult
    for animals
    who wear clothes now
    to finally realize iSREAL..:)

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