All posts tagged: life

Outer Hebrides: Relenting (first draft)

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Not yet happy with this one so bear with me The kayak moves in rhythm with the wavesWe are far out of the bayAs we paused to sort the fishing lines The swell became stronger Pushing us out even further I do not like thisI do not like relenting control of my kayak Letting go However, control is an illusionThe water pushes me on steadilyI can steer a littleKeep directionBut when a rogue wave hitsI […]

Blessings

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Mesmerized Merciful Beauty in being And where love is, there is light And where light is, there is healing Warmth Wonder Bathed in love Be whoever you want to Be whatever you take hold of In your heart In your soul In your mind Just hold onto Do a cartwheel Dance around the house Bake a cake Snuggle your cat Run 10k Read a book Punch a bag Hike up a mountain Draw a picture […]

Transient

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Transition into sleep Waking up eyes sticky Moving through the day As if I owned it   Transitions—in and out Of awareness At night At day   Transitioning into togetherness After breaking free Not so much transition More elemental force   Breaking free Thrown together   Liminal spaces In between The hours, the days, the weeks In between all of us   Are we seeking to arrive?  

Be relentless

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Relentlessly optimisticRelentlessly happy Give into your sadness with all your beingAnd let it run, run, down the river Give into your joy with all your heartLet your inner child embrace life again Give into your anger with all your mightLet it rage until your knuckles bleed Give into your love with all your SelfLet it grow, grow until it leaps onto others Be relentlessIn living this life of yours Just one ruleDon’t destroy anyone else […]

What is a meaningful life?

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You meant well? I mean what I say? But a mean streak Works just as well? Meaningful engagement? The means to an end? What does it mean? What do I mean? I mean to you? I mean to myself? My life means to me? Just a finite pearlstring Of events my brain categorises Into a meaningful story? But is it meaningful? This story of mine? These random encounters Carefully planned? And I am simply the […]

Strange Befores

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Strange befores Aftermath in hindsight Nothing In the middle But transient space Familiar voices In my head Speak about regrets Strange face Old pictures A me long gone Nothing Holds the wave of sadness Could have beens No more Familiar pain Throbbing A sad song humming Hope rising Stranger me Holding on to dear life In a life long gone Until my me broke free With nowhere to go Transient space