Lying Down On Bent Knees- poem by Leza Lowitz

Lying Down On Bent Knees




Down on my knees


I peel back the layers of the world.


Nothing left to do


but embrace everything


as it is.


I want to live,


but when I die


I want my funeral to be


like this


and for everyone to bring a sunflower,


bright yellow face


to offer up above,


I want them to shower


my path with light


and send the tall sky


a flower worthy of beholding


and if I gave them anything at all


approaching the gifts they gave me


I want my friends to wash away the sadness


and my enemies to know


I thank them for helping me


never break the promise


of being true to myself.


I want my funeral


to start right now


with a celebration of my life,


proof that everything


in this world-


no matter how broken-


can be transformed.




Leza Lowitz



About Mare Cromwell

Referred to as “The Voice of Earth Mother” by a gifted Shoshone elder, Mare Cromwell is a multi-award-winning author, Medicine woman/Lightworker and healer. She has also been told by another gifted elder that her work with Earth Mother is in the prophecies. Her books include: "The Great Mother Bible"; "Messages from Mother.... Earth Mother"; and "If I gave you God’s phone number.... Searching for Spirituality in America". She has studied with Native American teachers for twenty-two years and sat on the World Council for Wisdom Gatherings for three years. Mare leads workshops on our Sacred Planet-Earth Mother, Womb Wisdom and Sacred Silliness and more. She is the visionary and producer of the 1000 Goddesses Gathering in Washington DC. Mare loves to be involved in Ceremony. She is also a former worm herder. She calls Western Maryland home.
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One Response to Lying Down On Bent Knees- poem by Leza Lowitz

  1. Oh I could sing this to the sky!

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