Listen here, my child
Look at me
Grasp my gaze
You see, I’ve got you
No person or thing can hurt you
I am as wide as anything may be
As loving as the whole world combined
I am as cold and refreshing as your soul needs
Are those people scaring you?
Forget about them and stay with me
You can rest your head and throw away your fears
Wipe your little feet on my sandy welcome mat
Enter my sanctuary as clean, as fearless, and as open as you can be
I am your father and your mother
All life begins with me
Enter and be liberated
Lubna Shaban works in program management and coordination, but at heart, she is an author. She tends to write in both English and Arabic and has a passion for arts and advocacy. She loves reading, writing, and outdoors activities.
See Brian Henry’s schedule here, including writing workshops, weekly online writing classes, and weekend retreats in, Alliston, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Collingwood, Georgetown, Georgina, Guelph, Hamilton, Jackson’s Point, Kingston, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Midland, Mississauga, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Southampton, Sudbury, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.