Women circled ’round the candles,
stories waiting to be told.
Each in time would turn the handle,
doors to open to their souls.
From the past a woman’s journey
mirrors steps in life today.
Strength and power, love and joy: we
treasure another woman’s way.
Combing depths within me only,
harvesting the truth that’s mine,
sharing freely that my story
may for you intensely shine.
Help received from lights of others –
strength to walk the path that’s mine.
Onward, upward, outward, inward.
Spirit within: my Truth, my Guide.
By Jeanne Loehnis, 2007