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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Reflecting the Soul

Sometimes, when the everyday pace of this world
Becomes more than one can bear, the friction
Fighting within ones being, the friction growing
Like a weed in the garden, overtaking the soul.

One must pause for a few reflective moments,
Looking within the mirrors of our being, just
For a slight pause of silence, to see the ripples
Growing larger, encompassing our being too.

As the ripples disipate within these moments,
Looking to the depths of our soul, searching
For answers not seen as the world whips by
On the winds of our days, we must rest here.

Taking time to reflect on all that fills our days,
Assessing if these days flying by our being,
Are they truly filled with what our heart desires?
Moving in the direction of winds giving flight.

Or do we need to let our soul take heed,
Listening to the friction and the pause now,
Do we need to let the ripples lead our soul
In a new and exciting direction finding peace.

A new seed planted, tears of days gone by,
Weathered by the seasons, nurtured by one
Heart, grow into the blossom of days to come,
To flourish within the ripples reflecting the soul.

This post was written in response to a couple of weekly prompts, the first being #240 - Friction todays prompt over at Sunday Scribblings and the second was Prompt 141: Pause over at One Single Impression.  I hope you enjoyed this post.


Lilibeth said...

Rest and reflection are certainly a great relief from the friction of our lives. I love your picture and the way it fits with the poem.

Rajlakshmi said...

indeed sometimes we must just pause, think and look back ... to realize what we have done, to set new goals... beautiful write.

Sandra.if said...

thoughtful ...I enjoyed reading this!

Marcus Goodyear said...

Good thoughts here. I could not help but think that one person's weed is another person's flower. :)

Leonard Blumfeld said...

Really enjoyed reading this one!

Jingle Poetry said...

that's super creative.
love reading your mindset.

Adventurous Mind said...

Beautiful prose. I enjoyed reading this.

Myrna R. said...

I think you did a wonderful job with both prompts. Very creative and so nicely written.

gs batty said...

nice writing..it is always better to take a deep breath when the weeds grow to high..it say it beautifully

Teresa said...

Love the images you create with this poem. Very nice.

SandyCarlson said...

Beautiful poem. I have surrendered to the pause, hoping that it will embrace me and keep me safe a while. I have had enough of friction.

Tammie Lee said...

your poem is thoughtful and inspiring, thank you.

Amity said...

well written verses...yes, it is sooo nice to pause for a moment and make reflections...;-)

i loved your poem!

jaerose said...

Hi Reflections, sorry I think I left a comment on an old post..thank you for visiting me..your poem here shows so much thought and wisdom..Jae

Myrna R. said...

Brian at One Shot Poetry is asking that we highlight someone we enjoy reading. I'm going to highlight you. Your writing is always so senstive and soothing. I'll be mentioning you in the comments section.

Geraldine said...

Such good advice, thank you!


faith said...

Sometimes we need to pause and reflect - great message. Liked the imagery here.

MICHAEL said...


Anonymous said...

How beautifully you combined the opposite themes of friction and pause - where one is doing and the other does nothing. I felt the last line summed up this piece so well: "flourish within the ripples"
Traveling wave and trough, our soul becomes bigger, deeper and more profound. Nicely written.

Wysteria said...

Beautifully written. It makes me want to pause and reflect.



Bloggin'withAmanda said...

so true so true, we miss so much when we forget to pause, you blended both themes together beautifully!

The Write Girl said...

What a beautiful reflection of the soul...I enjoyed this poem. Nicely written.

Ramesh Sood said...

A beautiful poem this.. you made me take a pause.. and think.. really..

Reflections said...

Thank you all for your kind words, for taking a moment of reflection here at my blog. I so appreciate when you take time to let me know that you visited.

Anonymous said...

you used the prompts well :) loved the ideas that flow here !!

Jingle said...


Happy November.