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Are we so different...?

To lay down in peace
to rise in peace
to live in peace
to breathe peace
is that not a desire we all possess

To dive into passion
to drink of passion
to embrace passion
to live passion
is that not what we all crave

Beneath the layers painted “us”
beyond the walls of what we allow others to see
are we all not seeking that
which echoes the cries of our dreams

Beyond naked eye
beyond steady hand
beyond cool facade
beyond social acceptance
is there not more than the eye can see

Above limitations
Beneath high hopes
trapped in the middle
of what stands on the edge
do we not find our true self

Oh that dream were a reality
that reality were the dream
that we held what we ached for
and heartache became the unseen
that acceptance enabled us to be
the individual we were born to be
and neither ‘them’ nor ‘we’
denied another their individuality

Are we so different
do we all not possess
a heart
a hope
a dream
do we not all long to be
accepted
celebrated
and seen

Oh that we could live within
the beauty of our own skin
without condemnation
or anything
that seeks to steal our soul

and oh that we would rise above
opinion
judgement
and often
fate
and fly towards rainbow’s end
where dream
hope
fulfillment
and true self
await

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The ponderings and ramblings of an early morning riser…

I was trying awaken my muse in order to write another poem for sunrise calendar… and these thoughts slipped out during that time.

I take photos. I write. I sing & dance. Ok, I DON’T sing & dance. Not in public, anyway; & usually 2 my own beat. But I have fun, & that makes life a little more tolerable -for me. Maybe not 4 my kids. But, hey, if they can’t laugh at their mum then they’re probably the only ones who aren’t. So turn up the music & let’s boogie! (Do they still boogie these days? Gosh, I’m getting old. Best be careful not 2 throw a hip while throwing a leg!)

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Comments

  • John Dunbar
    John Dunbarabout 3 years ago

    All so true Donna:)

  • {{{JOHN}}} Thank you so much, my friend! :) xxx

    – Donna Keevers Driver

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2about 3 years ago

    Oh my Donna. I have a lump in my throat reading this. I long to lay down and rise in peace right now, and I long that my dream would become reality, and that my own heartache would not only be ‘unseen’ but would fly away!
    What a very very poignant profound piece of writing. xx

  • {{{ANGIE}}} Your heart is so beautiful. XXX Thank you. xxx

    – Donna Keevers Driver

  • DreamCatcher/ Kyrah Barbette L Hale
    DreamCatcher/ ...about 3 years ago

    oh great write some time we got to write together again it has been awhile , This is really great Donna love it. xoxo

  • Thank you, beautiful!!! I would LOVE to write with you again! It HAS been a very long time!!! {{{KYRAH}}} xxxx

    – Donna Keevers Driver

  • labaker
    labakerabout 3 years ago

    this may be your best, for me anyway……

    bravo

  • Fabulous response, my friend! :D THANK YOU so much!!! xxxx

    – Donna Keevers Driver

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 3 years ago

    Donna, this is absolutely wonderful !

  • {{{{TRISH}}}} THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! XXXXX

    – Donna Keevers Driver

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful writing Donna. xox

  • Thank you so very much, Al. {{{HUG}}} xxx

    – Donna Keevers Driver

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 3 years ago

    wonderful . . . .

  • Thank you, Lorilee! :) Greatly appreciated! xxx

    – Donna Keevers Driver

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsabout 3 years ago

    Another beautiful work Donna. Well done.

  • Thank you so much, MM! Greatly appreciated, my friend. xxxx

    – Donna Keevers Driver

  • yampy
    yampyabout 3 years ago

    Superb Donna XX

  • Thank you so much, Paul!! {{{hug}}} xxx

    – Donna Keevers Driver

  • ozzzywoman
    ozzzywomanabout 3 years ago

    so very true, your powerful words resonate to many people you know…

  • You’re beautiful.. :) Thank you… {{{{MANDY}}}} xxxx

    – Donna Keevers Driver

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