Tag: oppression

Late Summer Fear

 

Was the subject not clear enough?
How a seething fascism erupts
from the confines of
contracted hearts.

It can happen anywhere, and it does;
it does, as clouds of hate imprison
us all and beat down
the righteous ones.

Let us not be silent; let words
encourage, inspire, heal
and embrace an expanding place
of love and kindness, wisdom
and peace.

 

 


Gudrun Mouw is the author of From Ashes Into Light, which tells about three characters who face oppression, hate and fascism. It’s won multiple awards, the most recent From Ashes Into Light was a finalist in the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards for debut fiction. Available online, and wherever books are sold.

A Poem

To Deer in the Meadow

 

Between rains, you arrive,

heads down, nibbling on the green, green

winter grass. You are not anxious;

you have never heard of politics. You come

and go at will. Only, sometimes, you look up

to see if I will shoo you off my roses

and other delicacies. I have given up on that.

I am leaning into an essential, universal

truth that says we are no different. A cold wind

of bigotry has frightened me and made me hungry

for that abundance of careful management, thoughtful

governing and peace we once enjoyed. So my friends,

my deer neighbors, please, eat your fill.

I wish you well. Love, your chastened human

February 3, 2017

Gudrun Mouw (c)

Gudrun Mouw is the author of From Ashes Into Light a novel on how to recognize fascism

with the telling of three vivid, international stories. Order online or from any local bookstore. 

Description

From Ashes Into Light is the winner of multiple awards including the 2016 International Book Awards in Visionary Fiction and New Age Fiction.

From Ashes into Light is a transpersonal tale of epic tragedy, spirituality, family, and personal redemption. It is told through three distinct voices: the hauntingly tragic story of Ruth, a Jewish adolescent during Kristallnacht in World War II Austria, Saqapaya, a stalwart Native American from coastal California during the time of the Spanish conquest, and Friede Mai.

Friede is born during WW II to a Bavarian soldier and a East-Prussian mother. As those around her struggle with the inevitable chaos and paradox of war, Friede opens her heart to gruesome enemies, at times saving herself and family members from atrocities. With war behind them, the Mai family immigrates to the US, where Friede, her veteran father and ex-refugee mother, struggle with the reverberations of trauma. Friede is unable to find inner freedom until she meets her spiritual guide, a Rabbi, who helps her see that the voices from the past are teachers and the horrors of history are also beacons of light.

Three electric characters weave a narrative of raw consciousness, a moving example of transforming the ripple of suffering through the incredible strength of vulnerability.

A Poem