Holding Hands


Holding Hands


Because I know you and the glow

of your many lives’ rhythms

behind your big heart concealed, revealed

beautiful in its purity . . . because you are part

of my inner tribe – a specimen

of beauty and undefined rich sentiment –

I will never judge your secret vulnerability

or soil your openness with sarcasm,

but instead I will promise you comfort,

a beach of sunlight and solitude –

a mother’s love where God takes part.

In spite of the cold kennel

cruelty out there, you will get through –

as one strong in joy, as one wedded

to charm and the virtue of forgiveness, sleeping

without nightmares.



Copyright © 2010 by Allison Grayhurst




Published in “Synchronized Chaos” July 2017






Published in “AWS Publishing” June 2017



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“Allison Grayhurst intertwines a potent spirituality throughout her work so that each poem is not simply a statement or observation, but a revelation that demands the reader’s personal involvement. Grayhurst’s poetic genius is profound and evident. Her voice is uniquely authentic, undeniable in its dignified vulnerability as it is in its significance,” Kyp Harness, singer/songwriter, author.

“Allison Grayhurst’s poems are like cathedrals witnessing and articulating in unflinching graphic detail the gritty angst and grief of life, while taking it to rare clarity, calm and comfort. Grayhurst’s work is haunting, majestic and cleansing, often leaving one breathless in the wake of its intelligence, hope, faith and love amidst the muck of life. Many of Allison Grayhurst’s poems are simply masterpieces. Grayhurst’s poetry is a lighthouse of intelligent honour… indeed, intelligence rips through her work like white water,” Taylor Jane Green, Registered Spiritual Psychotherapist and author.



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