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Human Onions

Human Onions

written by: Fay Marmalich-Vietmeier


We are as “human onions” … born into a hurting world
Our outer skin … we show as pearled
But peel it back … a netherworld

Many layers…many fears
Many burdens…many tears

Buried feelings … hidden scars
Wounded hearts … lives are marred

Some are bitter … some are sweet
Some mistakes … we oft repeat

To “know thyself” … these layers peel
Through tears that come … a layer heals

Another layer … bare my soul
Do I really want to know?

Another layer … do I dare?
Give me courage … hear my prayer

See the pride … in darkness hides
See the walls … I’ve built inside
See the lies I tell myself
How I practice inner stealth

See the Truth & be set free
Peel away these layers of me
In Your Light … I can fully be
Being healed by knowing Thee

Fay Marmalich-Vietmeier

Fay Marmalich-Vietmeier

I am a “heart-to-heart” communicator ;~) I invested 18 years in the “world-of-work” as a Branch & Region Manager in the staffing industry. Then did consulting work which eventually led me to the energy industry/After 6 months with a major Supplier I decided to form Aletheia Energy LLC ... My heart is toward sharing knowledge & being an advocate as I collaborate with commercial business owners to reduce energy costs/assist with energy procurement. My guiding principle in life & work is TRUTH which is why I choose the name “Aletheia” (Greek for “Truth”). In recent years I began writing. My mom wrote poetry so perhaps there is a gene that gets handed down ;~) Mostly, I think it is a God-given ability to artfully put “Life” into WORDS … and words into “LIFE.”
Fay Marmalich-Vietmeier

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