More Than Family


Listen close

And you will “hear”

Constant reassurance

A sympathetic ear


A lick of the face

In agreement I suppose

The surprising delight

In an ice cold nose


The wag of a tail

The warm spot in your bed

The unbridled acceptance

From that tail to the head


Toenails that tap

As paws scamper on the floor

They are not here to obey

They are here to adore

Jen Ward, continued


They are closer than family

We chose them from the start

They are more than a friend

They are an extension of our heart.


Jen Ward

Search and Rescue


I delve into a pool of quiet conviction
Emerge in a sweat soaked sheet of despair
Believing you have left me somehow
As I reach for you and find nothing there

Sounds have become tinny and off key
Vision has been blurred through the tears
I am dim witted and dumbfound
To feel that my God doesn’t care

I have fought for you through many lifetimes
Ruthlessly defended your stance
Shamelessly praised you until my voice was left raw
But cant even feel you in any romance

All of the victory claims
All of the conjecturing from within
All of the pompous deflecting
Went the way of my original sin

Each kindness is now a sweet victory
From foolish brash hearted pride
It is in emptying myself of all else
That I can feel you welling inside

Now I understand your true nature
It is as pure as a hint of the wind
It is the stillness now that embraces me
Causing all subtle doubt to rescind

You are the Light, the Love and the Music
You are the curve of my smile
I searched for you with every advantage
You sat with me all of the while

Now I know how to serve you
By greeting you in all that I meet
No longer is ego my barometer
Its been the victor in every defeat

“Sir, Let me walk with you sweetly”
Let me carry your ware
By lightening the load of another
I will always feel God everywhere

Jen Ward


The Story of Love and Hate


Hate met hate on the street
They hated each other
They boasted about their lives
Primped and flexed to each other
They showed off their wealth
They fought over which one was superior
Bragged about who had the most problems
Who had the most chronic issues
Complained about their families
Mocked each other
It was a good ole time

Hate saw love pass by
Hate spit at love
Tried to pick a fight with love
Tried to muddy Love’s clothes
Love just smiled
Hate became infuriated
It tried harder to scorn love
It turned to the crowd and lied about Love
Hate started foaming at the mouth in anger
It was in its element
It created conflict and scandal
Hate perpetuated itself through its own hate
Hate tried to pull love into itself
Love was impervious to hate
Love sustained its composure

Love walked on and greeted everyone it met
Love seemed to only notice love in everyone
Those that were in agreement with hate, showed their contempt for love
Love did not seem to notice
They tried to preach how love was being hateful
They dressed themselves up as love
Hate pretended to be Love
But they only fooled hate
Hate begin to confuse itself for love
Love maintained it’s stance

Love met love on the street and they embraced
No words were needed
They were in complete agreement
Love knew things hate couldn’t understand
They communicated beyond all exterior means
Those who communicate in love knew their compassion for hate
Love softened the edges of hate
Hate was visibly irritated
It entertained itself by pretending to be love

Each time hate greeted hate, it became more broken
It fractured into different factions
Hate could hardly tolerate itself
Hate seemed plentiful
Hate still pretended to be love
It continued to pass itself off as love
It tricked some into thinking it was love but then showed itself as hate
It was loud and in everyone’s face
It screamed love down
Love payed no mind

Yet many struggled between love and hate
They were fooled by hate’s disguise
They thought that hate was love
They thought that everything was hate and that love did not exist
In their confusion they went to sleep and allowed hate to speak through them
Hate kept preaching hate and saying it was love
Love did not argue. That was hate’s job
Love spoke beyond words
Love was patient and kind
Love disturbed no one that was sleeping
It left them oblivious in their slumber

Hate seemed to be the law of the land
Until all those who were lulled to sleep by hate began to awaken
They slept off their drunken stupor of hate
Those who awakened realized themselves as love
Love embraced itself as love
Love embraced Itself everywhere
The world was seen through love’s eyes
The world was felt through Love’s heart
The world was permeated in love’s breath
The nightmare ended
Hate scurried off in the night and was never heard from again
Love prevailed

Jen Ward 11/30/14

#Love #Hate


an extension of your own hands
I am a Muslim- I continuously declare my faith through kindness to all others
I am a Jew -I have suffered dearly for my right to exist and have great resolve
I am a Christian -I strive to personify Christ consciousness
I am a Pagan -I see God in everyone and everything
I am a Buddhist- I think and discern for myself
I am an Atheist- I reject all tenets that do not resonate with my own sense of truth.
I am an Agnostic – I question everything; especially what others tell me to believe
I am Spiritual- I understand that I exist because I am loved
I am a Hindu- I believe in the continuity of life greater than this physical form
I Am Gaia- I naturally nurture all of life
I Am Love- I see the goodness in all others beyond all labels and personal convictions
I AM Humanity. I am in you and you are in me
Jen Ward 11/22/15

Being Exponential


I write my name
In blood and pain
To ward off attacks
And the overt disdain

Polite inquiries
Are as transparent as lies
As obvious and obtuse
As an ill fitted disguise

Curiosity isn’t caring
It doesn’t even deceive
What the side ways glances
Of naysayers Believe

Being authentic is an option
That only the courageous tries
Its a battle to matter
That taking the offensive belies.

How you show up
Is a soul searching Choice
No matter how that manifests
It is YOU…. using your voice

Jen Ward

Encouragement of a Full Moon

moon image

Stand between the Sun and Moon
Let the Love and Light pass through
Illuminate your bountiful heart
Drop the extraneous part called you

Magnify your bountiful heart
To the size and width of earth
Treat it as a looking glass
To show others their ultimate worth

Hold up the mirror to their giant group heart
Brace as they cringe and recoil
Pour love into the very essence of all
Drain all the dross out into the soil

Hold the reflection steadily
Ignore the negative onslaught
Love breezes clean every last atom
Before its true essence is caught

Be unwavering as the moon and the sun
Match their luminescent light
Allow others to realize the brilliancy of truth
By accessing their own second sight

Span across the globe of man
Rise above the stagnant air
Pierce the earth with your magnified love
Let it feel the extent of your care.

Become one with the body of earth
Let the sun and moon’s light pass straight through
Expand the atoms to an omniscient state
Allow truth to align in you

Be the surrogate of the highest purpose
In the humanity of man
Yes it’s possible to help the world transcend
Just by- believing that you can.

8/11/14 Jen Ward

Written By A Tree



If you ever have any kind of creativity block, go outside to a tree that catches your fancy and create in the venue you are comfortable with while under the tree. You will be surprised that all the resistance will melt away. Trees are the best poets!

Written by a Tree

Open up the floodgates
Between the human and Divine
Rest yourself in sweat stained sheets
Let your ego lay supine

Offer yourself up to the heavens
That beckon you to undress
The real self walks in brilliant wonders
That the mind cannot suppress

Bring a gift back to this world
A memory or insight
Leave it as a “Bread crumb trail”
So others may take flight.

Jen Ward 4/21/14