Warm from a book launch for The Path to Forgotten Freedom: Healing Unresolved Ancestral Trauma by Nicola Smalley
Whimsygizmo at dVerse Poets Pub encourages us tonight to pen scare-words in the Quadrille poetic form – 44 words exactly.
My quadrille at Samhain includes ‘scaremonger’ then relates to making peace with, and for, the ancestors whose historic trauma we may still feel in our lives – as grumble or anguish in my case – and celebrating what positives the Old Ones have gifted to us.
Caremonger 'Scaremonger': a mongrel mouthful between 'grumble' and 'anguish'. Perhaps I'm a grand-witch... Yet - honouring these generations who stand behind my chair in a lineage fan - I open to trauma healed; easing my forebears home into peace, releasing into freedom their restless paths. © Kathy Labrum McVittie 31 October 2022 (remembering Hannah Labrum my great-grandmother and her perhaps lover: "John Flack, gentleman")