The Passion is Gone...

The passion is gone…
The story he gave to loved ones…
When he walked out the door…
And left many, many broken hearts….

There are many definitions of what passion means….
For me it was all about family…
Children and grandchildren…
The Love of the arts, music and peace…

The sight of a crooked tree…
The sound of a dragonfly’s wings…
A small mushroom growing….
On a fallen moss covered twig…

The sound of water flowing over rocks…
At the creek especially at midnight…
The bullfrogs croaking at the swamp…
The cattails bursting in fall, waiting to take flight…

Autumn glowing with warm colors…
Winter, cold but brilliant with shadows…
Spring bursting in green and fresh air…
Summer offering gifts of sunflower seeds to feed the needy….

Some souls can not see beauty, outside their selfish needs…
Even though it’s right in front of their eyes…
Passion, is more than mortally physical…
It’s about opening up too the vision of rainbows…
And the sound of a thunderstorm…

Guess we were feeling passion, so indifferently…

Passion,, so underrated, so many versions of its meaning….
Well one thing he did not take from me, is….
My passion, because mine is not about the physicality…
Between two people….

My passion is all about the people whom surround me…
And give back what I embrace with them, honestly…
So the truth is…. only healing time has shown me this…
I am a good soul, I am true, and to hell with those whom think…
The passion has left me….

It lies so very deep inside…

I am strong, and I will find my calm…
I will end the storm, he handed me…
I will hold my head up high…with no more doubt…
Always looking for those sunny skies…

As the birds chirped tonight…
I was reminded, how much nature…
Is apart of me…so if passion is gone…
Someone is missing the prettiest songs…
Ever sung…

For me.. the passion has just begun…
I am singing along…
And I can sing every note…
The birds and trees whisper me…

There is a hush…
A rush…
Adrenalin flows…
Through my soul…

written by linmarie…05/29/2013
been awhile but just getting it all out…
and it feels so good, so very good!


the words of a passionate woman, healing from heartache, finding herself again, taking it one day at a time, finding new friendships, love and respect for herself..

I am a self taught artist and have drawn and painted since I could hold crayons or a pencil in my hands..
My brain is an attic filled with treasures yet to be explored or recreated.. I am a Veteran,a wife, a mom, a grandmother, a sister, a daughter and a teacher!!! My pallet is full of life, color and energy.. I hope you will see and feel that in all of my artwork.

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Comments

  • Scott Mitchell
    Scott Mitchellalmost 2 years ago

    WOW. My sweet friend, I know this story all too well. Just beautiful xo

  • I know you do my dear friend, thank you for reading my story and commenting so very beautifully♥

    – linmarie

  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...almost 2 years ago

    ‘Standing ovation’

    Excellent… So very impressive and inspiring!!!

    Oh, how beautifully your light shines! xxxx

  • I pray my light continues to shine and not go out,, thanks my sweet Donna for your friendship and support,, hugs♥

    – linmarie

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandalmost 2 years ago

    Yes!!! Bravo!!! How dynamically wonderful to hear such awesome sounding of your passions singing!!! Well done indeed my precious friend!!!

  • you are my wizard, my friend, my believer, and I thank God you are in my life,, love and hugs♥

    – linmarie

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersalmost 2 years ago

    A very soulful written work, linmarie. ♥

  • thanks so much Lori,, I hope all is well with you and yours… SALUTE!!!!

    – linmarie

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithalmost 2 years ago

    You go girl,……you got the feeling,….and you will never lose it,….
    Just a Excellent say,….

  • ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh,, you are just a bright light in my life.. my Dear John, and I mean that address in a very happy way… thank you from the bottom of my heart for your love and support!

    – linmarie

  • seeya
    seeyaalmost 2 years ago

    It takes moving away from a lot of hurt to be able to love yourself again and to feel that you are a worthwhile person and to feel the beauty in the earth and others around you. I think you have mistitled this wonderful work as though it starts out with the passion being gone it certainly takes us through a journey ending with the return of passion and life. Wonderful writing, Linmarie. Sandy

  • wow.. Sandy, I did not see that emotionally as I wrote it,, thank you for smacking my brain into forward, of making me realize I am healing… love ya and hope you are well and feeling full of love and life♥

    – linmarie

  • Carolyn Clark
    Carolyn Clarkalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful!!!!

  • thank you Carolyn!

    – linmarie

  • trish725
    trish725almost 2 years ago

  • so very, very honored!

    – linmarie

  • ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђєℓℓσ
    ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђ...almost 2 years ago

    COngratulations on your feature nicely written and presented
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  • thank you my sweet Bonita!

    – linmarie

  • evon ski
    evon skialmost 2 years ago

    I am so very moved by this piece linmarie . . . . you say and understand so very much here. Although I relate and feel much empathy, I am also rejoicing with you that the treasure of who you are . . stands . . . I would like very much to feaure you this week in Art and Ink so Free. Congratulations!

  • wow!!!! WHAT a wonderful honor, thank you for hearing my heart and understanding my pain,, and realizing my write is truly worthy of sharing because it came from the heart!… it really came from a broken heart that is trying to heal, peace and love to you!

    – linmarie

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