We All are Broken, We All are Whole

Were you the one

In puzzling quiet

Left to cry in sodden diaper 

Now become the frequent liar?

 

We all are broken,

We all are whole.

 

Were you the one called good li’l girl

When hands in wrongness

Probed your secrets,

Who buried deeply all the sorrow.

Locked in bitterness and shame

Now become the one who blames?

 

We all are broken,

We all are whole.

 

Were you the one

In lonely silence,

Who turned to spirits,

Drugs or lovers,

Now become the one who smothers?

 

We all are broken,

We all are whole.

 

Were you the one

By sibling bested

Who ever, always, feels unrested

Who seeks affection, love, acceptance,

But from yourself is always absent

Now become the one who pageants?

We all are broken,

We all are whole.

 

Were you the one

Whose loved one left

With promises made but never kept

Who held your vigil

And checked your tongue

Now become the one who shuns?

 

We all are broken,

We all are whole.

 

Were you the one

Whose dreams were grand

Who quickly learned

The visions at hand

Would not be gained with wedding band

With bitterness and fueling ire

Now become one with words of fire?

 

We all are broken,

We all are whole.

 

Are you the one

Who weeps within

From grief and pain

That still you hold

Within these words

Are yet untold

Who knows the sorrow and the loss 

Yet blocks the fear at any cost?

 

We all are broken,

We all are whole.

 

The days pass swiftly

The seasons fly

We listen, we learn, we live

And in the process

We choose to forgive.

 

Are you the one

Who now can see

A path of newness 

In your forest of trees

Within your spirit holding space

And finding for self a welcome place?

 

We all are broken,

We all are whole.

 

Are you the one

Who knows your needs

Accepts your limits,

Releases your victim

Within you tenderly holding sorrows

Recognizing there are bright tomorrows?

 

We all are broken,

We all are whole.

 

Are you the one

Who knowing your patterns

Steps aside and chooses that which matters

Who now can love

Embracing all others,

Releasing your grudges

Quelling the judgments?

 

We all are broken,

We all are whole.

 

Are you the one

With new discovery

Is gifting others

Yet ne’r depleted

Aware with knowledge

Your life creating,

In thought, in action, 

Minute by minute?

 

We all are broken,

We all are whole.

 

Are you the one

With visions clear

Seeing now there’s naught to fear

Trading miserly, cowardly rage

For colossal, heartfelt, boundless courage

Building purposely

Action by action

A life of joyous satisfaction?

 

We all are broken,

We all are whole!



Gen Kocourek

16 June 2014