31 Aug An Ode To My ‘Barrier Island Girls’
I wrote this poem some time ago after realizing how very lucky I was to have a sisterhood of women that surrounded me who all brought me great joy and always gave great advice.
Alongside it a photo from my affirmation ceremony. It’s one of my favorites with my “barrier island girls”—Theresa Rosario-Berzner, Dana Rubinstein and Doctor Pearl Ketover Prilik. Included in the photo is Karen McGinnis, the President of the Long Beach City Council, who attended the ceremony and presented me with kind and well wishes.
Filled with much fortune
I have sisters and besties.
They are here for life.
They offer sweetness
We always borrow sugar,
with no — quid pro quo.
It’s a born instinct.
It’s a knowing that they are,
a safe place to be.
All these girlfriends are
such a blessing in desguise,
they’re my favorite guys!
Pearl Ketover PrilikPosted at 03:36h, 31 August
Wow – what a lovely cup of sugar let me respond …
For our dear Paula / bearer of the Laureate wreath / gatherer of hearts …..💖💖 and my fellow barrier island sisters
In this tumbled
where the very ground
trembled under foot and
cold fingers grasped air seeking purchase, solid and safe – suddenly there rose a soft shoulder of sisterhood
rippling power from wreathed crown down on to strong legs / head in the mystic clouds feet
on the ground – pure poetry without barriers /
soul sisters sharing it all
and I a grateful sibling for the one
who gathered us together …
with all my love
for all you do
for who you are
and the future unfolding
my cup runneth over and
I never shall take for granted
the gratitude for this perfectly
synchronistic gift of sugar showering sparkles over all
and reigniting the light in my soul
May we continue to shine on
Sweet Barrier Island Girls
with gratitude and love
deep as the sea from which we spring – our love rippling out to all
Zoe Jade AustinPosted at 04:23h, 06 September
This is a testament to the beauty and power of a feminine tribe. Blessings to all in this sisterhood of love 💘