We choose “Oui”

My heart pounding

my survival fear activated



the environmental powerlessness

where any choice may not be the right one

relationships repeatedly misconstrued

by societies imperial conditioning


having experienced

abuse by numerous systems


the unchanged resurfaces


a re-traumatizing trigger

reminds me again of

my own humanness







momentarily overriding my thought processes


confused by




my cognitive brain kicks in




in these unfiltered  layers


there creates

a perceived need for self defence

both real and imagined


the ensuing



deem differences

as the dominating focus


can We

step back



an essential prerequisite

to sort through and revise

our accepted patterns

of conscious and unconscious

behaviours and judgements


are We willing to


shed old beliefs

casting off righteousness


to recognize each person’s

inherent value



an ongoing challenge to

becoming more present

to find the centre of each storm


the reality

that We are all made of

flesh and blood


sharing equal rights

to know


to be in life’s fullness in breath


trusting the song within

led by our gentle heartbeat



returning to

and arising out of

life’s beginning




choose “Oui”


© R.A. Roberts

This poem is in response to Trevor Noah’s response to: http://www.ctv.ca/The-Daily-Show-with-Trevor-Noah/Video/S2E123-Wednesday-June-21-2017-vid1148316

Shape Shifting

being shaped embryologically

by our parents and ancestry


instilled through cellular memory



shortened or lengthened


our body’s and mind’s agility




the way we think and interact


reaffirmed through conditioning

establishing a ‘norm’


reverberating in

the collective unconscious


until we know its relationship within

we are unknowingly in reaction


from that which has been acceptable in our individual communities

each societies deemed ‘proper way’ to behave


how can we truly know the ground we stand upon

how can we understand and respond from our heart


a place that promotes universal harmony

respectful of the essential qualities of being

that we all are birthed of and into


unless willing to commit to

an uncompromising and unending internal review of

all that has been established as the status quo


protecting what may appear to serve us but

not serving our planetary living beating heart


making a choice to enter

into the fear


the possibility

we may not know the answer


trusting to venture

into the dark night of the soul


as the veil lifts


we discover


a light at the end of the tunnel

returning to our

interlinking connections


gathering in our

understanding  wisdom  grace


in this

we serve all


By Ruth Roberts

The Butterfly

The Butterfly

I am cocooning
spending much of my time pondering questions
arising from inside

listening to my body-mind responses
recognizing their connections

being in presence

 attuning with understanding
to each  emotion  wound  loss
noticing when that is easy
and difficult  to do

 dancing with living death
noting when there is nothing left to do or stay

 I turn towards essence
waiting until I can arrive
resting in its comfort.

After a time
I  can open
my new wings
to life

Dedicated  to my sister Lynn Roberts
June 14, 1963 – August 24, 2016

by Ruth Roberts August 31, 2016

Liberate your Horse — Liberate Yourself Befreie Dein Pferd – befreie Dich selbst


This book represents Maksida Vogt’s journey, love and commitment to the well-being of horses. Motivated  and guided by an inner voice, she integrates ongoing personal exploration with scientifically sound information. This provocative thesis encourages people to question their beliefs, their relationship with self and horse. This new paradigm is both difficult and potentially transformative. Meeting the horse anew promotes harmony with oneself, loving without expectation, and knowing peace.
Currently available only in German, hopefully soon in English.
Includes a photo, by Ruth Roberts, taken at Centrum Reja, Poland

In to Hope