Acknowledgement

Body do not be proud!
Though some proclaim you a temple
And worldings call you beautiful;
A biography of a life well-lived.

You have your rights and privileges
But you ought to be my friend.
Look me in the eye and acknowledge
I am Soul. I am You.

Khaya Ronkainen
Khaya Ronkainen is a writer, poet and blogger. Her blog focuses on poetry and creative nonfiction, and also features poets and their books.

38 Comments

  1. So beautiful. When body thinks itself as the soul it will never be weak. What lovely and inspiring thought!

  2. Lovely in its truth.
    I think we sometimes (if not often) forget our bodies are the wrapping paper and our souls the wonderful gift.

  3. Wow! I wish I had written this!
    “You have your rights and privileges
    But you ought to be my friend.”
    Yes! Laying down the earthly ego . . .

  4. ‘You have your rights and privileges but you ought to be my friend’ .. oh yes! Such an exquisite and thought-provoking write!โค

  5. What Sherry says is true! How hard it is, sometimes, to listen to our souls whispering truth to us.

  6. When the flesh can see into the spirit, all is well… all is well, indeed.

    Love, love, love the first line. Love it a whole lot.

  7. Thank you, Maga. I’m super pleased you resonated with the first line. It’s the reminder the body needs from time to time, as it tends pride itself on abilities.

  8. Khaya, so many in the world have taken to โ€˜worship the body beautifulโ€™ and forget what it is that makes us…the wonder of the soul! A touching pertinent poem, succinctand eloquent.

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