Enchantment / Poem by Linda B. Scanlan


I searched the hiways
sought her down the biways
on thorny roads to perdition
and paths of righteousness
leading to dead ends
and confusing forks
where I was told, “take it”
I can’t
I’m scared I’ll get lost
and never find my way home ……

In profound searching
she eluded me
then sickness ravaged me
turned brilliance into ash
mocking my feeble attempts
to get right again……

Then one day
without warning
the scales came off my eyes
blindness corrected
with laser-like accuracy
cataracts removed
and I rose
like a new one born
into holy matrimony with Divinity
who took my trembling hand
and invited me to come
showed me
the mirror
I could see a reflection
of some unrecognizable
yet vaguely familiar person….

In my desire
to aspire to some higher vantage point
kneeling before the sacred glow
cast in the reflection
I would soon come to know
as I…..

The goddess
I Am
“She Who Is”
and soon
would grow
to love her madly
love her fiercely
as no other could
or would
cause after all
love starts here first
I heard someone whisper

In the fullness of time
offering a full throated yes
magnificat sublime
finally embracing
the real entirety
of who I am….

I am also she who was
now this version
a higher one
and oh, how I love her
as You do
me too………


©Linda B. Scanlan, 2018



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