she of many names

by nan lundeen

Quan Yin
Quan Yin

She is called Quan Yin,
She is called Tara,
She is called Mary,

Hers are the believing arms wrapped around a raped teenager
Hers is the cool night blessing a disturbed mind
Hers is the today no of the father who turns down a beer

Hers is the mercy of the last breath
Hers is the forgiveness in a lover’s heart
She births the hope in every soul.

We are She.
We are One.
Glory be.

4 thoughts on “she of many names”

  1. Beautiful, Nan! I find compassion in the gentle hands of nurses and other health care workers who ease pain, reassure the frightened, and comfort the dying.

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