Tuesday, January 31, 2012

An Awakening

Image:1 Never know until you've tried
(Picture Credit: courtesy of Poets United's , vice/versa)

True to form, like wearing other's shoes
We could understand better other's blues
An awakening not burdened with guilt
A distraction, a sound a likely cause of a jolt
For we might not realize what that entailed
When we seek why they had failed
We should not ourselves choose to restrain
It'll be an education if we could feel the pain
The universe is there to garner the facts
Hold on yet, or suffer in silence, give it a check
Go then find out from where you can get
The match searing the heart you’ve not met
Let’s consider some necessary steps to take
Be ambitious and test the stakes
The whole world to see where it leads
In all innocence go for a  wholesome thrust till it bleeds
No holds barred, no wisdom marred .
Give it all you’ve got, give it a shot.
When you’re done, reflect on your wants
If it’s tough give it a laugh
Venture out push for a long ride
You never know until you’ve tried

Submitted to Poet United Vice/Versa weekly prompt#5 sound/silence and guilt/innocence and d'Verse OpenLinkNights week 29

17 comments:

  1. It's so true one never knows what one can achieve until we try, Excellently put,

    Yvonne.

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  2. The match searing the heart you’ve not met...i really like that line...and truly trying to understand someone else is a beautiful thing, not only walking a mile in their shoes but understanding why there wear them...

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    1. Thanks Brian, mysterious happenings and all!

      Hank

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  3. 'You never know until you've tried' is very true but tripe and Morris dancing may forever remain a mystery to me.

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    1. Cosmos,
      Not really into traditional dancing but Morris been around for years. Nothing like taking part to know better!

      Hank

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  4. Look at you once more rhyming up a storm at your shore. And so very true too, need to get off our behinds and try, yet many just sit around and sigh.

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    1. Thanks Pat!
      Some will later regret!

      Hank

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  5. I want to laugh when the going gets tough ~

    Nice one Hank ~

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    1. Thanks Heaven, when the going gets tough, the tough gets going!

      Hank

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  6. Hank, love this. I'm all for pushing through to the next experience on the journey. Sometimes the push leaves scars; sometimes simply the scent of roses. Either way, it's progress! Man, I missed you during my hiatus! Peace, Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2012/02/02/back-and-bad-and-buddah/

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    1. Amy Ma'am,
      Yes, some good, some bad and invariably a learning experience. Missed you too, Ma'am! One month is too long to miss blogging!

      Hank

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  7. You are so right, Hank. We must try to understand.
    (And, if you get a chance, somehow, you should watch the 1958 movie South Pacific, just for the music if not for the story. Almost every word from my Real Toads "poem" came from a song in that show.)
    K

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    1. Kay Ma'am,
      Thanks! I remember the movie, a classic musical. Seen it but have forgotten all. I'll do a 're-run' one of these days!

      Hank

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  8. Nice write, Hank. Good when we can feel compassion for someone else's pain and wear their shoes for a moment.

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