Wednesday, June 29, 2016

In Honor--By Nila J. Webster--United States

In Honor

Let us be grateful for so many things
Let us be grateful that time in not linear
Like a straight line from the first point to the second point
But instead is spherical like the notes of music

Let us be grateful the journey recommences at a place on the continuum
Before, and not after, the moment of origin

Let us be grateful that though our hearts were violated and our souls plundered:
Let us be grateful for this moment, and for the twelve colors of blue
On a summer morning
At dawn


Editor’s thoughts—It is not often that I recommend something at our online journal, but Nila’s videos are so inspirational that I know they can help others. 


4 minute YouTube video on the power of creative writing: 

Link to Ways of Healing with Cancer site:  


Nila J. Webster has been writing since a young age, thanks to the encouragement and support of her beloved mother, poet jani johe webster. Nila has donated over 120,000 picture books in her mother's honor, with more to come. If anyone knows of schools or hospitals that would like to receive a picture book donation, please let her know at


  1. Hello Nila. I have enjoyed your poem, "In Honor." It is good to be thankful for so many things in our life today. Your poem reminded me of that. Thank you so much for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  2. Dear Nila,

    Thank you for allowing me to share these videos again. What an inspiration you are, my friend.

    Love and best wishes always,