Course Of Life

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your birth, the prelude
to this one great life
foisted into beginning
what so many have done before

family nurtured you, or not
this start fostered your methods
of being in this world
success and failure were in your hands

decisions layered upon decisions
the best you could do, or the worst
chance predicts much of the outcome
and still, you carry on

you reap what you can
others benefit too
glory in the good days
paybacks for your pain

wisdom in the aftermath of living
lessens the evil
from gaining a foothold
in your soul

it’s still a hard road
many leave weak and broken
the lucky ones die
with a smile

they say hell ends when you’re dead

Lessons Learned

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It all hurts…

other’s cruel intentions
life’s accidental interventions
immature decisions
wounding by self-infliction
external forces not caring about consequences

But it gave me…

an understanding of people and boundaries
resilience in the face of catastrophe and tragedy
consequences and wisdom
pain to overcome
the determination to fight injustice

Life is hard but living is knowing how to keep the goodness thriving in it.

In Living Color

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge 3/21/19

 Facets previously posted 3/15/18. I present it again, revised, as it felt amazing interlaced with the prompts. Enjoy!

It’s all in the details.
Pigments

Dive deeper into them.
Hues

Experience emotions as they emerge in the minutiae.
Tinges

Everything is everything.
Colors

Transitioning from the unknown to a depth of understanding.
Stains

It holds our attention exquisitely, satisfactorily.

The layers of our life enrich our manifestation.

Then a million facets of experience, intensity, enjoyment just over
in a moment…

of sadness.
of heartbreak.
of loneliness.
of devastation.
of hardship.
of cruelty.

We think it’s over.

Till we begin again.
If we begin again.

Life – It’s all in the details.
It’s all chroma.

Tick Tock

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Susan Seddon Boulet – Ritual Mask

The onset of screams start the clock; the day begins.
Teachers prepare, school bells ring.
First crushes smile and give first kisses.
No longer a teenager.
First drinks flow legally.
Thoughts of settling down.
Decisions to start new clocks.
Realizations that life is half over.
Efforts for a secure retirement continues.
Probably watching your loves leave the nest.
Bones start to creak, hair turning grey.
The drudgery of the daily grind coming to an end.
Enjoying quality time with the fruits of your labor.
Leaving the progeny and/or friends with wisdom.
The last breath escaping signals death, stopping the clock.

What time is it for you?

Back To Center

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Inspired by Hélène Vaillant – What Do You See? – 2/12/19

it starts with a question
followed by a step

but left or right
fast or slow

choose my instinct
or use my brain

a wrong turn here
the right opening there

following dead ends
escaping them eventually

wishing for shortcuts
realizing there are none

taking the time needed
to find my center