#OctPoWriMo – Day 31 – “The Mysteries”

mystery

 

The Mysteries // by Jennifer Patino

 

I was brought up
and raised on mysteries.
Gitchie Manitou.
Great Mystery.
Who are you,
Heavenly Father?
I ask the same
of my earthly one,
whom I never knew
until I grew.

The Sorrowful Mysteries.
The “whys” of youth,
the sky was simply blue,
you’re wrong in all you do.
Acceptance. Accept this.
My existence alone
was an answer
to all I never knew.

Being alive
was a reminder
of a lost love,
and a Creator
I begged to be kinder.

The Joyful Mysteries.
Why I smile, why the tired
body has a way of waking
up the mind.
The importance of signs.
Patience paying off.
Suffering collecting its tolls.
But a young heart,
pounding like thunder,
running in fear across
the country,
can be forced to slow down,
can grow old.

Love was always waiting
past the Western mountains.
Cold turned into gold.

The Glorious Mysteries.
I meet myself unexpectedly,
in the dirt, in the cracked
mirror, on the table.
There were guides who misdirected
me. I ran in circles and
relived vicious cycles, shaky
and unstable.
I was saved and the why
I’ll never know, and the
forgetting I’ll never do,
and “Glory! Look at you!
The morning sun shines
through beige hospital blinds
and I see you, God,
Love, God, Father,
I hear you.

The only mystery of
faith I can proclaim
is how I held on so
tightly to the fact
I’d see your face someday.

The Luminous Mysteries.
You were the light, dear
Spirit, I speak only through
you,

Little girl, little wondering,
little fright, little truth

Enlightenment and
clarity do not mean
answers. A mind trapped
to Earth can’t hold it.
Thoughts leap and fly,
sometimes Tricksters lie.

My ancestors know,
they’re not bound by time.
Last I checked in,
they were all doing just fine.

 

It’s over! I can’t believe it! I hope you enjoyed reading my poems each day for October. If you were a poet participating this year, you’ve made it! Awesome! Be sure and check out the OctPoWriMo blog to read many others’ amazing contributions! Thanks so much to all prompters, poets, and readers! Now, I’m going to enjoy my Halloween and REST. One more submission to finish before I take a big break from new writing. (Unless the muse strikes, of course. 😉 )

 

 

12 thoughts on “#OctPoWriMo – Day 31 – “The Mysteries”

  1. I enjoyed reading about all the mysteries behind your YOU.
    And THIS
    “I was saved and the why
    I’ll never know, and the
    forgetting I’ll never do,
    and “Glory! Look at you!”
    The morning sun shines
    through beige hospital blinds
    and I see you, God,
    Love, God, Father,
    I hear you.”
    Well done for finishing the month too.

    Liked by 1 person

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