• Alice Smith
    • Alice Smith lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee and is the author of two books of poetry, A PLACE WHERE SECRET SHADOWS SHINE and also I WONDER…

Simply Held

From the book THE RHYTHM OF STILLNESS

A marvelous mystery
the eternal embrace
always there
enfolding
infusing

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Lead Me On

From the book THE RHYTHM OF STILLNESS

Take me as I am.
Lead me on.
Lead me on
through the night of mystery
into the morning song.

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What would happen if

From the book THE RHYTHM OF STILLNESS

What would happen if
I took my heavy insecurities
and slashed them into pieces
sewing them back together
into a lightweight, carefree cardigan?

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Mystery Lane

I don’t want
all the answers
for what if the answers
are wrong?

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Downward Mobility

More and more and then some more
is nothing more than more.
More is rarely better.
More is simply more.

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The Upper Lake

I walk along the wooded path
that leads to a sacred spot
flooded with the past,
drenched in the present,
and spilling over into the future.

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The Garden of Grace

If the shadow
is not seen
when the light
is shining
half of what is shown
goes missing.

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The African American Church

The worshipers welcomed the stranger.
Then hatred wearing a racist robe
tore through the house of God.

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