Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Transformation

Day breaks
Barely awake
Not enough sleep
Must rise and go

Busy people
Several requests
Many demands
Everyone needs something

Some are different
Coming to give
Rather than to take
Very welcome

Lightening the load
Brightening the outlook
Sharing the burden
Very welcome

Roller coaster ride
Ups go high
Lows go deep
Emotional wreck

Must get back
Peace is calling
Looking for me

At days end
All are fed
All is done
Exhaustion realized

Lie down
Asleep instantly
Breathing deeply

Another day breaks
Challenges come
What would have overtaken
No longer overwhelming

Settled into the quiet place
No struggling
Only resting
Transformation well underway

Having tasted
Peace realized
Beyond comprehension
Nothing else will satisfy

J/ 2008 (C)



Great poem. I can relate to so well, but I could have never put it into such words.

Queen of the Mayhem said...

You are truly talented. You really ought to consider publishing these beautiful poems. They are so raw and real. Lovely.

Vodka Mom said...

wow. that was fantastic!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

these are great - my brother writes loads of poetry as well . . .

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...



and the pic is very pretty too

houstonmacbro said...

I like this! It is so approachable and so real. Some poetry I have read seems to rather confuse than convey.

Great peace ... more!

Kim from Kansas said...

Glad you have found "The Calm"!

Melissa said...

Hoping for much more peace in your future! :)

A Buns Life said...

It sounds like you have a nice support system in place....that helps so much. I don't think you have a hard time remembering what is really important either.....hang in there and remember to take care of yourself too.

phd in yogurtry said...

I'd like to find that quite place and settle in.

Just telling it like it is said...

Just wanted to personaly thank you for the comment that you left on my blog. Kind words go a long way!;)

Kellan said...

Beautiful poem - so true of all of our lives.

Hope you have had a good weekend - take care - Kellan

Stephanie said...

I'm so glad you are able to find that peaceful transformation and stay out of the deep lows....not always easy. Take care.

Kel said...

Great poem - you always have such a way with words to convey what you feel and share so beautifully with us.

Thank you for the birthday wishes - I had a wonderful day, and perhaps a bit of a rockstar night! :)

tiff said...

That was truly beautiful, haunting, breath taking and raw.

big hair envy said...

This poem speaks volumes. I believe we are all searching for that inner peace - although life interferes on a regular basis.

Thanks for stopping by my site. I hope you will be back to visit again soon:)

♥♥♥ A- Licious ♥♥♥ said...

from one poet to another - bravo!

thanks for checking on me...I am here, I just have had so much going on, I plan to start blogging and writing again here soon. :)


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kimmy said...

You have an amazing way with words.


Jiff said...

Very nicely said. I definitely relate with the exhaustion, people always wanting something, etc. :) Glad you found calm...let me know how too! haha.

Stephanie said...

I love that picture. It seems to fit that poem beautifully. You are so very talented.

maggies mind said...

Beautiful poem and one that resonates with me.

HM said...

You write such great poems! I love it. Hey I gave you an award. Go check it out!

Deb said...

so many poems on the blog circuit over the past couple of days... it makes me so happy! i just think it is a dying art, which is too bad. such an easy way to express the soul, if you just take the time to stop and listen and feel. luckily, my youngest son has inherited my love of poetry and has written some great ones (mostly about his favorite foods).

Rachel said...

Great poem. I am sure writing must bring you such peace.

Kathryn said...

Your poetry is fabulous. Seriously. Great.

And that pic is amazing. It is so awesome it almost doesn't look real. Wow!

Caroline said...

Amazing! That feels like my day sometimes. I love the photo!

Julie said... you write these awesome poems yourself? Do you publish them?

Julie from Planes, Trains, & Automobiles

Thomas said...

This is my favorite poem of yours thus far, Gotee. Excellent.

Being Brazen said...

Great poems. I have just found your page and I am really enjoying your poetry.