Showing posts from June, 2006

Tides of Emotion

Here is another one that I wrote a few years back.

The Tides of Emotion
© May 2004 Crystalline Spiritwalker

Ebbing and flowing
The emotions roll in
On a beautiful day, softly lapping at the shores of our heart
On the surface peaceful, glistening and shining
However, deeper and deeper you dive beneath
Darker and murkier
Mysterious and yet profound
Unknown lurking
Hidden until the storms rage
Tossing aside calmness
Whirling eddies
Drawing the sinking ship into the vast chasm
Deep within the salty waters
Paddling frantically
Trying to stay afloat
Zoloft becomes your life preserver
Clinging to sanity
Praying to be saved from the shipwreck
This is an old poem that I wrote back in 2003 for a talk I was giving on Samhein. At the time I was writing as Crystalline Spiritwalker.

Samhain Night
by Crystalline Spiritwalker
October 25, 2003

Darkness creeps in
the land quiets down
anticipation of visits
as the veil thins

Relatives long gone
Coming by for a chat
Their spirits are here with us
Closer then ever before

Love ones we have missed
Others we are glad are gone
Those not known to us
All here to visit once more

Witches celebrate
Its the Celtic new year
Time for change and transformation
Time for renewal

Everything spinning
As the Wheel of the Year starts again

Week from Hell

Well, I have completely had the week from hell. Work was utterly unbearable. We are still not going to be getting any new employees to help with the increased hours or increased work load. Last week, one of our best employees left. Cristina was an awesome worker. She was great with the patients. She couldn't afford the insurance rate increase, so she had to leave. This is really sad. They would rather risk losing good employees then to do something about it. The morale at the office is going down the tubes.

Last night I was the closer. I literally was there for two hours by myself. I had to answer phones, register patients, and do the closing paperwork. One lady got mad at me because I had her on hold for too long. I had a patient in front of me that I was trying to get registered. I had no choice. I can't do both at the same time. How can I talk to two people at once? Impossible!
What happened to the days when employers actually cared about the employees? Don…
Those who really know me, know that one of my loves is to play the djembe. To me, it is fun and extremely cathartic. If you have had a rough day at work, nothing is better then to beat out your frustrations on a drum. I am only an average player. I don't get to play as often as I would like. Between my mom's health and my own, I haven't been able to go to a drum circle in ages.

Anyway, the reason I am mentioning this is because of a video that I ran across. The kid in this video is only 4 years old.