Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Message...



BETTER LATE than never...good cliche'.  This one's for ONE STOP POETRY  /  One Shot Wednesday...WHERE DO THE DAYS GO?  I meant to get an earlier start..I recommend that you read all the splendid poems entered on that site..onward and upward with the arts!!




MESSAGE

Today I saw a message
reappear in the sand.
I thought a wave
had taken it forever.
Didn't know
that I could catch
time reverse.
Me dreaming?
Maybe not.

It said, say thank you
for your life.
Be grateful
for all effects,
chew the gristle,
die in a dungeon

dance in the red shoes
that bled me.

And I did.
I called my life wonderful.
I scraped the ache off my heart,
like mud off a tattered shoe.

Soul is what stays.
Always say thank you
for the speck that starts a life,
else you would never be here.


c copyright/all rights reserved/ 2010




18 comments:

betweenhearts75 said...

Very well done! "always say thank you" so true. Wonderful writing, so strong the nature within the words as well! (also love your "Autumn" photo in the welcome ;)) ~ Beautiful beach image as well with this poem. ~ Thank you for sharing this over on OneShot! :) ~April

Everyday Goddess said...

Excellent message! Being thankful is a powerful energy.

PS
is that shoal bay beach in anguilla?? takes me back to a very happy memory anyway. THANKS!

Lyn said...

Hi betweenhearts75-
How gracious of you! Makes one want to keep writing..thank you so much!!

Brian Miller said...

sounds like you got a good bottle from the sea...love the mix of the meassages...die in a dungeon...nice...but ever thankful...nice one shot

Derrick said...

"I scraped the ache off my heart,
like mud off a tattered shoe." Great line, Lyn. We just have to be grateful and get on with it!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I expect these words to stay with me in a beautiful and unexpected way. Your line: 'I scraped the ache off my heart, like mud off a tattered shoe' jolted me into such a clear vision and heartfelt moment...thank you!

Lyn said...

Hi Brian-
I've gotten to the point where I realize it's all life, can't deny any of it..and I do appreciate your insight..thanks!

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
Absolutely, couldn't agree more..Thanks for the encouraging words!

Eric Alder said...

Gratitude isn't always easy for people to learn, especially in the everyday-ness of our lives.

Interesting One Shot, Lyn!

Lyn said...

Hi Mary Ann-
What an amazing response..Thank you...it is the present moment, after all...

Lyn said...

Hi Eric-
Thank you..to me gratitude seems like good manners..and you're right..has to be taught, to be emphasized!

Myrna R. said...

I love how you weaved your words to express gratitude.

I am grateful for your poem.

Lyn said...

Hi Myrna-
Now this makes me feel very good..a lovely comment!!

Lyn said...

Hi Everyday Goddess-
Being thankful could overtake all the greed around..
So glad I brought back good memories..don't know which beach this is..beautiful!!

Shashi said...

Very beautiful Lyn, I enjoyed it so much... your lines,"I scraped the ache off my heart,
like mud off a tattered shoe." were so good...


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Om Namah Shivaya
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Lyn said...

Hi Shashi-
Thanks so much..folks do seem to like that line..guess we must have courage to start again..

Jingle said...

your poetry keep our communities beautiful.

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
What a wonderful thing to say..it's comments like this that give me energy!!

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