When We Are
By Joanne Verikios
inspired by a horse called خليل
finds the rhythm
of our vibration,
it is because you
allow yourself to be love,
to respond as love,
to send love.
When you trust, we trust,
trust is all and all is love.
Then, in the glory of
we make one song,
one verse, the universe.
You, we, are the universe.
We are. We. Are. We are.
Back in February 2019, I was honoured and delighted to receive a request from a startup non-profit organisation called LOVE GROWS LOVE.
They asked if they could use my poem, "The Horse Is Not Here", because they thought it captured the essence of the “Power Tools For Living” program.
Of course I was happy to give them my blessing. I also greatly appreciated their courtesy in asking for permission and their professionalism in acknowledging my authorship of the poem.
And I love the image they have paired with it on Facebook! Hope you do too:
Their mission is to engage horses to help participants gain a deeper understanding of faith-based values, therefore improving their quality of life. EAL (Equine Assisted Learning) is an experiential approach to growth and learning in collaboration with horses which can be very powerful for participants from all walks of life.
Check out the Love Grows Love Animal Assisted Learning page on Facebook if you would like to learn more about their work.
From a very early age I have been able to tune in to what horses and ponies were thinking and what they were likely to do next.