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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Stuck...

abandoned farm, Dublin, Ohio
photo by Tess Kincaid for
Magpie Tales
Stuck...
in the quagmire of
economic insecurities.

Stuck...
in muddy roads of
life's hazy days, worlds
washed loosely from
earthen crusts.

Stuck...
in the endlessness of
rain, pouring down
upon this place.

Stuck...
beyond hope of today,
tomorrow's freshness gleams.

Freed...
from everyday boundaries,
now flowing beyond deed lines.

Freed...
to begin anew, cleansed
by nature's tender mercies.

Freed...
from yesterday's limits,
inspiring new found strength
in oneself... worlds changed.

Petrina Lesko
September 2011

Inspired by this weeks photo prompt #81 found over at Magpie Tales.  Come share in the fun, write a short poem or vignette... or just read some wonderful writes by others.

31 comments:

Morning said...

stuck indeed,

powerfully put.

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful, Petrina. From stuck, to freed. I like that.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Jacqui Binford-Bell said...

Loved this stanza particularly:

Freed...
from everyday boundaries,
now flowing beyond deed lines.

We are so often tied to artificial boundaries defined as time and limits and property.

Great read.

Brian Miller said...

smiles...like the turn from stuck to freed and the more empowerment the further it went...so many reasons to feel stuck these days but i think you got the right perspective...

Anonymous said...

Dear Petrina: Excellent concepts here; I particularly like our choices between "Stuck" or "Freed". Yes, we have this choice! jane jones

thingy said...

Oh, I love the contrast. Wonderful.

jabblog said...

I like this very much. I like the transition from hopelessness to freedom:-)

Friko said...

Good, you came out of the rut!

Tarang Sinha said...

Different take on this prompt. Nice!

L.L. Barkat said...

Terrific photo!

Sometimes "stuck" is where we find we want to move again, yes? :)

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Stuck yet becoming free. Like the mention of nature as part of realizing your freedom. Nice poem.Oh did I tell you what a wonderful dog lucky must have been, our dogs are our family -- -- barbara

laurie kolp said...

Enjoyed this...I love the shift from stuck to free...

Berowne said...

Clever, meaningful take on the prompt...

Words A Day said...

I like this, its all how you look at life, here's to freed:)

Helen said...

Nice yin and yang ...

Lyn said...

I love the direction this poem takes..such strength to be free!!

Pondside said...

I liked this - it sang to me.
Your header photo is beautiful!

Tess Kincaid said...

Inspiring...thank you...

Andrew Finnie said...

Hey what an emotive photograph and what an emotive poem. The contrast of the soft and hard, the deteriorating and the rigid, the man made and the natural, mimicked so well in the poetry and mirrored in the contrast between 'stuck' and 'freed'

Dave King said...

Great poem and a fine response to the prompt.

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

Inspiring for me. I already did butm know time will come that the word stuck will beout of my vocabulary... Thanks!

JJRod'z

Old Raven said...

Marvelous dichotomy ... stuck and freed. Wonderful response to the prompt.

Jo Bryant said...

I enjoyed this poem - a great take on the prompt

Trellissimo said...

Here's to freedom...

Lucy Westenra said...

Stuck for something to say that could add usefully to these other comments. Well constructed Magpie.

Margaret said...

Freed...
from yesterday's limits,

I loved that. and that you found hope from this photo. Repetition worked here quite nicely.

charleslmashburn said...

Wonderfully powerful and encouraging words. Well done.
My offering for the prompt: http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/he-was-a-ford-man-2/

Lena said...

A nicely formatted piece - ruts and release. That will carry on in one's life, and in so many ways. I really enjoyed this!

roughwaterjohn said...

Your words certainly weren't stuck, they flowed beautifully.

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Great poem - glad you broke free

Anna :o]

ShonEjai said...

Beautiful! I loved it!