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SISTERHOOD by Carolyn Riker

As each year passes, we add new friends to our circle of sisterhood...

We walk with each other through our journeys. We share laughter and joy as well as tears and hardships.

A foundation is built to withstand the storms.

Our friendships are a bond of steadfast trust and honesty. There’s an unspoken, nonjudgmental safety of encouragement and caring support. The candor and genuine love glows from within. We can be vulnerable and therefore brave. This is sacred to me. 

I wrote this poem to honor the sisterhood of friendships that have graced my life.

A sacred circle of
Women joyfully gather to
Exchange and transcend
Share and respect
Centuries of divine feminine wisdom
A synergy formed
The gift of trust
Created and cherished
Linked with fluid steps
Sustained in an exquisite vessel
The love is felt and exchanged
A tenacious tapestry
Our hearts tenderly held
in sisterhood of love.

Carolyn Riker is an elementary teacher, mental health counselor, writer and a poet who finds comfort and balance in her kids, nature, music and her sweet cat Copper.  She can be seen sipping soy lattes, nibbling on dark chocolate or savoring a full-bodied red wine. Introspective, forthright, kind and compassionate, she intertwines life with yoga, meditating and learning about Vedic Astrology and Ayurveda.  She also writes for Elephant Journal and Rebelle Society. Carolyn can be reached via her e-mail address or on facebook here.  

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