Silent Solidarity

A poem about walking the labyrinth

Heidi Franklin
Jan 19 · 1 min read
The labyrinth at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland, Oregon. Photo by author.

We enter, one by one, to walk this sacred path
Mindful, deliberate, in silent solidarity
We navigate the winding way
One foot follows the other

Breathe, Breathe, Breathe
Walk, Walk, Walk

The journey through the labyrinth emulates life’s odyssey
Twists, turns, curves
Sometimes straight, effortless
Sometimes meandering
Each turn leads to the center, welcoming
Along the way, opportunity to pause, listen, be alive

Breathe, Breathe, Breathe
Walk, Walk, Walk

We travel the path as silent companions
Holding space
Honoring the unique, spiritual, and sacred in each of us
Knowing that while we walk together
Ultimately, the journey is our own

This poem was written during a group labyrinth retreat at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon.

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Heidi Franklin is a writer, adventurer, and all-around hash slinger. She lives in Portland, OR with her husband and an always-on-the-go terrier named Charlie.

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