For Ionia, Part 2 – In honour of her victory over cancer

Under parched earth
the seed of health and hope
slumbered, waiting
the moment to arise
The sky above so bleak
seemed bent on sadness
yet held within
its sweet surprise
That rain will fall eventually
and open joyful eyes

The deepest battles
are within the heart and skin
Our bodies reflecting
chaos of time
The wars we fight
a testament it seems
to our defiant rhyme
But to this field our heroine will come
bring joy sublime

Fly as a god blessed bird
free of these aching bonds
free of the hunger from
deep defeated pain
Spread joy and health
with just a simple smile
as you return to us again
And as the victor from such ravaged days
sing your sweet refrain
Because now, in so many ways
we need your sweet refrain

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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23 Responses to For Ionia, Part 2 – In honour of her victory over cancer

  1. An absolutely stunning and meaningful tribute. Hugs. Belinda

  2. ioniamartin says:

    I was in the middle of teaching a class when I saw this pop up. I can honestly say this is the first time I have gotten so choked up that I couldn’t speak. This means more than words can express. Thank you, that does not seem enough, but it is what I have.

  3. ioniamartin says:

    Reblogged this on readful things blog and commented:
    Too beautiful to describe, you must read for yourself.

  4. Absolutely beautiful, Sis! A fitting tribute to Ionia’s victory!!

  5. 1WriteWay says:

    Truly beautiful, expressing feelings that so many of us share. Thank you, Helen.

  6. Christina ~ says:

    Beautiful…just beautiful!

  7. sknicholls says:

    In so many ways…..beautifully written for a beautiful tribute to a beautiful lady.

  8. annetbell says:

    This is a reason to celebrate. How wonderful for her to have such a wonderful friend. Blessings to Ionia! Namaste. . . . .

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