Conscious Communication

Peacock Poetry

Truthful communication is essential when it comes to creating intimacy in our lives. It can feel hard at times to articulate our feelings, needs and experiences, particularly if we do not deem them to be outwardly ‘attractive’ or shared by others. I find that anger is one of the hardest places to communicate from and yet we can speak from our hearts even when we’re really pissed off in a kind and honest way.

Kind Honesty

There is a way of being heard

that doesn’t call on angry words

A voice that clarifies and heals

Communicates the way you feel

There is a way to state your case

Don’t need to put them in their place

A means to share what you most need

that doesn’t quick reactions breed

There is a way to make your claim

A way with open heart to name

the feelings, though they’re quite a…

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God’s Hand Of Faithfulness ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

God’s hand of faithfulness,
can be seen in my life
though the times of rest
and those full of strife.

He held on to me,
with His merciful hand
as He revealed to me
what was for me His plan.

God’s hand of faithfulness,
led and guided me
through the days of peace
and those angry as a sea.

He wrote my name,
on His palm He inscribed
His promise to me
to always be at my side.

God’s hand of faithfulness,
has always been loyal
through the good times
throughout all my trials!

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1 Peter 5:6

Humble yourselves therefore
under the mighty hand of God,
that he may exalt you in due time:

Isaiah 49:16

Behold, I have graven thee
upon the palms of my hands;
thy walls are continually before me.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY…

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The Northern Central Railway, New Freedom, Pennsylvania

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad

The Northern Central Railway at the Depot in New Freedom, Pennsylvania

In December of 1854, the Northern Central Railway was formed by a merger of numerous rail companies. The rail line connected the city of Baltimore in the U.S. state of Maryland with the city of Harrisburg, the capital of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, and it connected numerous small towns in between. The line was later taken over by the Pennsylvania Railroad. During its time, many towns were formed. There was a man named Abraham Lincoln who rode along this rail line numerous times. He first rode this line when he was on his way to Washington D.C. to take up residence in a house known as the White House to serve the nation as the President of the United States of America. While on his way to Washington D.C., the railroad thwarted the first assassination attempt which was…

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Blast from the Past

Peacock Poetry

In a session with my coach on Tuesday, my 18 year old self came up and seemed to want some attention from me! As a result of this discovery I committed to spending some time with her and spent that evening looking at her in photographs and asking her what she wanted and needed from me. The next day this all turned poetic needless to say!

Note from my 18 Year old Self

I didn’t vanish into thin air

when you cut my wild locks and squeezed me into that tight wooden box

Did you not hear the desperate banging woman?

My carefree, fantastical, pink-blossom heart thumping at your dampened-down adult’s door

begging you for attention?

Now finally you give me some airspace, and I’m going to take it all!

What I want is:

To tumble down your shoulders in a beautifully dishevelled mane of magic

To spend slow-mo days…

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Waiting and Breaking Joni Jazz

Rum and Robots

Song Written and Sung by Joni Karen Caggiano – Photo byArtem BryzgalovonUnsplash

WAITING AND BREAKING

Well, I told you don’t you ever walk away from me
Close your eyes and remember how you could see
In the darkness as I sang from that dusty old stage
We locked eyes and were both free from our cage

The love in my eyes, the thrill of the words in the song
Once I saw you there I thought I have waited so long

Don’t you hurt me now, don’t you make my eyes red
Take me in your arms, my love, and take me now to your bed
We will listen for our lovers loud and rapid heartbeat
Sweat dripping our bodies alive in the southern heat

The love in my eyes, the thrill of the words in the song
Once I saw you there I thought I have…

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God Sees and Knows ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

God sees us,
He observes from afar
He sees us . . .
no matter where we are.

He sees our condition,
He watches from above
He sees our struggles
through the lens of His love.

God knows us,
He gets how we feel
He knows us . . .
whether we’re ill or well.

He knows our hearts,
He understands our grief
so He sends us showers
of His mercy for our relief.

God sees us,
He knows more than we do
that is why He is always
watching over me and you!

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2 Chronicles 16:9a

For the eyes of the Lord
run to and fro throughout
the whole earth, to shew
himself strong in the behalf
of them whose heart is
perfect toward him.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

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Crucified with Christ

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

Crucified with Christ,
not my life now but His
earthy desires put aside
not my life now, but His.

Crucified with Christ,
this new man I put on
no more pride and ego
old man all but gone.

Crucified with Christ,
an exercise of His grace
an end to self-reliance
now His strength I embrace.

Crucified with Christ,
sin no longer to control
since faith came to dwell
inside my heart and soul.

Crucified with Christ,
not my life now, but His
alive in flesh and faith
not my life now ~ but His!

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Galatians 2:20-21

“I have been crucified with Christ;
it is no longer I who live,
but Christ lives in me; and the life
which I now live in the flesh I live
by faith in the Son of God, who loved me
and gave Himself for me.
I do not set aside the grace of…

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