Truth & Reconciliation

truth and reconciliation poem
At a recent conference held by BAATN, I met an inspiring person who spoke openly about her experiences. We talked about challenge and she shared that as a poet writing and sharing has not been an easy thing to achieve. I mentioned that I would be happy to share her work as you will read below it is exceptional.
By Jodene Oghenakaro…

It’s not always the journey that matters,

it’s what you do within it that makes the difference.

The truth is in the telling, feeling heard & retelling.

Like I tell my kids…sharing is caring & caring is sharing.

We suffer in silence and in that silence, we suffer more.

Are we rotten to the core, like we bleed the earth & leave it sore. Feeding the rich & starving the poor.

Seething with hatred, envy & desire. Why can’t we love our neighbours & just inspire.

A culture of uncare & an uncare of culture.

Where does change begin, from the inside out or the outside in.

Is the enemy out there or within. A God within, a God without.

Building walls & defences but what are we running from in these races & whatever happened to face to faces.

Face the enemy, the trauma, fear & anxiety, instead of splitting, dividing the reality.

Earth, sky, heaven, hell, shadow, light, dark, black, white, immigrant, citizen, good, bad, mad, sad, flesh, spirit, soul, mind, love, hate ..when will we learn that we are one body & integrate.

The wise mind, depressive position, individuation, self-actualisation, integration, a revelation..

does it really matter what we call it..it’s accepting the truth that we are all these things, then healing & reconciliation can begin.

By

Jodene Oghenekaro
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