Full Circle — by Lynette Slaman Garcia

Full Circle


I have traveled, journeyed far – 

into the recesses of my own desires;

walked the path of forgetfulness –

found naught but despair and emptiness .


From the ordinances I did run –

needless hardships, morals shunned;

Futile willful disobedience

embracing things taught to dismiss.


Attempt escape proved forlorn,

trial tested and journey worn.

Full circle I  return,

lesson lived and obedience learned – 

To the Covenant I now respond – 

more appreciative…

more acquiescent…

more steadfast in His Cause!


~ Lynette Slaman-Garcia 
Artist Mahmoud Farshchian


This is about venturing away from the safety of the Laws given to us by the Manifestations and discovering through nonobservance –  the wisdom, protection and ultimate love they provide in one’s adherence to them. To love the laws, is to love God.  “Observe My commandments, for the love of My beauty” (paragraph 4 of the Kitab-i-Aqdas, the Most Holy Book.)

Lynette Wilson, Publisher
Author: Lynette Wilson, Publisher

Lynette grew up in the small Wisconsin town of Boscobel, home of the Gideon Bible. After attending college at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and Platteville achieving an A.A. degree she decided a break was needed n order to figure out which academic discipline she wanted to pursue. While contemplating intensely on her choices she met and married Fernando. Lynette returned to college and studied Small Business Management and Bookkeeping. After several years of working in management she found herself once again meditating on her future. The powers that be answered and she returned to the academic life in pursuit of a double major in Physical and Occupational Therapy. She found time to assist in the Special Resource Center helping quadriplegics and the legally blind in the classroom setting as well as reading for the blind. In the midst of her professional goals she had a difficult pregnancy which temporarily (...so she thought) would interrupt her coursework. She attempted to return to her studies, but the stork visited a second time. After the birth of their daughter, an unwelcomed visitor arrived a year and a half later, Brain Cancer. After 7 years of fighting, Fernando passed away. (2003) This experience...

2 thoughts on “Full Circle — by Lynette Slaman Garcia

  • January 24, 2017 at 19:53

    I love this poem! A poem about us all, written by us all, about us all. An honest poem, for that is what poems are if nothing else, honest, in language of the soul it speaks to us of us! Thank you Lynette


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