I have always had the perspective of viewing life with a ‘glass half full’ perspective. I try to retain a sense of positivity in all situations however challenging.
But sometimes, just sometimes, I slip and then that veil dissolves and I see the world so differently.
Very recently as I lent an ear to a dear friend who was needing to share life from her perspective, (which sadly was from a place of sorrow) I couldn’t help but identify with things that came up. This poem highlights my thoughts and feelings that rose as a result of our shared conversations.
I’m feeling so unsettled, my head is in a whirl
My heart feels old and tired, I cannot find it’s pearl
The body aches from shaking, as the Earth erupts again
I do not wish to be here, for my life is such a strain
The light within my eyes, is tainted by the horrors
Of man’s attempts to covert, whilst inflicting pain and terrors
I cannot find the answer, and it’s driving me insane
Of how we’re meant to love here, in the face of pure disdain
My soul is so so weary, and I know it seeks it’s home
Where unity and grace, flow as wisdom from a tome
The joy and love I seek, within the realms of humankind
Are misty threads so fleeting, as most are flying blind
I feel I’m being punished, for some long forgotten crime
Without a mind to question, or a thought to snare the time
I know not why I came here, or of what I came to learn
But peace and love are memories of the ‘oneness’ that I yearn
© Cheryl Mary Coleman, 2018 – Expression #203 5.6.18 – cherylmarycoleman.com
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