“Bahá'u'lláh once compared the coloured people to the black pupil of the eye surrounded by the white. In this black pupil you see the reflection of that which is before it, and through it the light of the Spirit shines forth. In the sight of God colour makes no difference at all, He looks at the hearts of men. That which God desires from men is the heart...”

And the Conversation Continues



Love Letter #3



I called, a whisper of a hope, weak but oh so full of hope 

        You answered, mirroring my heart’s greatest yearning chained by foolish defiance 

“Girl you are already a shinning star hanging in the heavens of His universe 

no need to prove your brilliance, 

because each night your flicker of hesitant light beckons your sister’s

kindred spirit across the oceans” 


          You said, your fog and confusion are mine in reverse 

          You said, the only veil obscuring your bright orb is your childish

                         wish for a path of easy surrender 

          You said, sistah I am challenging you to step up to the plate and lay down

                         your fork of resistance 

          You said, there can never be a “true” you without a burning away of the insistent self

                          and the embracing of the melted self crying: 

      “here am i”, “here am i”, use me mould me to

                Your making, not mine 


I say sistah, I love you from a place so deep and full 

because in you I see a reflection of “His” face in His creation and

an image of my spiritual self 


Yes, I read between the lines 

where the light of your beauty shone on the challenge you laid before my feet 

From here in out, for every one step I take, I know that you will take a partnering step 

leading us both on this liberating path of service “vying for His love”, 

and finding our own self love along the way 


And so the conversation between our spirits continues….

Part III to be continued by you…. 


Your sistah, Debbie Kirton, 11 June 2005, Barbados 


Copyright 2005 Debbie Kirton. All Rights Reserved. 
9 Love Letters Series
Love Letter #2: Vying
Love Letter #4: Bliss--9 Love Letters
Love Letter #5: Souls Alighting His Path
Love Letter #7: Mirror Image
Love Letter #8: Running from DK
Love Letter #9: A Wail of the Chance


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