Heart Help

Portals to our Hearts

In this space, I have placed mostly poems that have become portals into my heart at times when I needed some heart help. I offer them here in the hopes that they may be those kinds of portals for you as well. 

Meant for Love and Beauty

The Rev. Theresa Soto

I need you to know
that there is nothing
wrong with you, if you
find the world congealed
and unwieldy. You were
never meant to serve money,
to give loyalty to unprincipled
power, to spend your joy
frantically soothing yourself
in order to tend wounds
of being constantly
dehumanized. I need you
to know that your sense
of injury and anger is not
overdeveloped. You are meant
for love and beauty. You belong
where you are known and
where your future is not just a
resource, but a promise, which
you begin to fulfill by being
unmistakably, irrevocably
--you are not wrong.