In The Shadows

 

A sultry hot mist
Gave the day
Ample sparks
Whispers were laden
With half truths
Suading distorted views
Compacted by loss
Loss of trust
In those set to protect
By their own accord
A match not yet lit
Fell to the ground
As the clash erupted
Provoked into being
Seeing the horrors
Had to take time
To release a beating breath
Talking freely
Without judgment
Or prejudices
Found solid ground
Set in caring more
For an universal love
And a deep insight
Of the sadness
We all felt
For the
Broken system
Which continues
Behind the veil
Stepping aside
Showered with truth
Understanding more
We survived
To be
Bringers
Of
A new found joy
Which delights
In the unfolding
Hope
Within the shadows
…by Pauline Harris

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Alive Once Again

Changing Perception

something went wrong

perception is needed to be changed

looked outside for the answer

no answer to be found that satisfied what I needed

changed directions

looked within

still not there

closed my eyes to see

a glimmer of hope was shining up at me

opened my mind to know the light

let go of anything holding me back

and there it was

the answer I needed

I breathed in and breathed out

Awakened to possibilities

Alive once again

I AM there

and so I AM

pharris2012 with minor changes

a joyney quote

‘blooming joy and working together to make a bouquet’~pharris2014

Life Worth Living

Once upon a time,
A girl once thought
She was nothing to
Anyone and that
No one cared;
But she found
Out she does mean
Something to
The world outside
But she had to
Find out she meant
Something to
Herself first
She dreamt a dream
And it came true
How she meant
To be something
True to someone
And that is who
That matters
~pharris

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magic in the air

walking
just for fun
not in a rush
to go anywhere
or be anywhere

I look around
there in the forward
distance
is
a man

I ignore him
he is in a rush

Some pretty flowers
no, they are just weeds
but still pretty

two girls walk by
laughing
I say hi
they go on their way

Now for up the hill
Oh wait
Look
A duck
A duck flying

Blue clouds to one side
and white ones
in the distance

Splendid feeling
as I make it up the hill

and to the hearing of a car
I look behind…it is way back there
I can hear the car
swoosh
swoosh
almost like the sounds of waves
upon the seashore

Drawn into the sounds
am I listening to them
or to the sound of my
beating…breathing
piter pater
thump
thump
thump

and klank

The car went past
so close
it almost ran me
over

Now I understand
the driver was texting
or something with their phone
Ugh…I could have died

Back to my walk
I am grateful for my walk
the duck the two girls
even for the man in a hurry

Remembering I am here
I am alive
I am…observing, hearing,
and walking,
and breathing

I am alive
pharris2012