Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Mag - 21 September 2014

The Mag






THE BURDEN OF PROVING


She moves in exile
on broken tiles of woes 
framed about her ankles.






He said, she'd never 
escape the weeds
of her days.

She'd always wear an air 
of resignation in tomorrow's cloud,
always hanging heavily over 
her today's sunshine.


But, he'd be mistaken.



Each mere step into the wealth of her worries
were steps only she mustered
from the embers of her shadows-

Shadows that dwelled,
left an ashy trail at best.
Shadows were her zest,
begging her on.

From the edges of her soul
undoubtedly, there's no cure in
arguing.  She treads well the avenue
of her dreams ever still.

If you're lucky, you may meet her someday, along the avenue.

19 comments:

Theresa Milstein said...

I like the hope against the accusation.

Nataša Dolenc said...

you learn to be stronger than shadows...love the hope entangled in here.

TexWisGirl said...

the second photo reminded me of my old car from yesterday with a tree growing in front of her, too. :)

Gail said...

Good one. I think we were thinking along the same lines.

Have a great day.

Leovi said...

Wonderful as you've got the time in that car! Beautiful photos!

Stafford Ray said...

The burden of proving is one we impose upon ourselves that simply says we lack confidence. I think this poem has said just that, as she moves on into a place of unfolding adventure.

Cloudia said...

And long may she meander!




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SilverGardenia said...

I really like that she's going after dreams no matter what other people say!

orchid Miyako said...

Yes I agree others, and I LOVE the phrase very much,
"She'd always wear an air
of resignation in tomorrow's cloud,
always hanging heavily over
her today's sunshine."
beautiful old blue car♪

ps. So sorry for my recent absece. So tied up and pc trouble took my time(^^;)
Hope you are having a wonderful week!

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

kaykuala said...

She had been through a lot and fighting back! That would be an appropriate response! Wonderful lines Karen!

Hank

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Stunning! I want to send this to one of my fb friends because it describes her so well, but perhaps too well.

The photos match so well too. You are so good at this stuff, Karen.

Hugs,
Kathy M.

The Silver Fox said...

Very nice!

Magaly Guerrero said...

Empowerment made poetry.

She will continue stepping, bit by bit, until he will be the only one listening to stagnant words!

Kutamun said...

What woyld we be without shadow !

cifar shayar said...

wonderfully written, hopeful and inspirational

Wheel of Life

Bekkie Sanchez said...

Love it Karen! Lot's of good images and love the beginning because it was like a haiku.

Rajlakshmi said...

you have framed some beautiful imageries here. Hope she keeps treading on the path of her dreams

The Poetry Wagon

Amrit Sinha said...

May she achieve her dreams soon :-)

The Blog of Bee said...

I like "broken tiles of woes, framed about her ankles". How many suffer from that?