Changing (Poetry)


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This is for women, and therefore also for men.

I went away to the islands last holiday to think and ‘feel’ about life, and contemplate on where I was and where I wanted to be. If I were to look at myself a few months back, I would not have recognised myself. I will be able to squeeze out a few tears, that much I can say, but the self-examination won’t last for long. There is a change that has happened, and is still happening within me. It’s not complete, of course, am still ‘work in progress’:-)

Poetry featured in the book of poetry called ‘The Forsaken Muse, A Woman’s Journey from Sorrow to Hope’

Change a blowin’
I can see from afar
Wind in my direction
Don’t know what’s happening,
Just go with it…
The rest will be history in no time
When you look back and say
It wasn’t too bad after all,
The storm passes, the pain is gone,
You realise there’s strength within you,
Untapped and dormant but alive and real.
You have given birth to a new self, a new freedom
that is free and unencumbered,
No more fear of losing someone
No baggage, no injustice,
No tears, no hurt.

I am a woman wanting change,
wanting my life back as there’s lots to do.
Out there, there’s a lot of pain
I can do something
From the valley of tears, I hear crying, people dying
I can’t stand not doing…
Listening, helping, that’s my destiny,
I can’t deny, I can’t resist
I was born to do it, else there is no rest!

Change is knocking, can you hear what I’m hearin’?
I can hear the ‘Deep’ callin’
I can hear ‘Spirit’ sayin’,
“Channel your energy to those who are hurting.
You were born for such a time,
All things are new, the old has passed."

Change a-comin’
Like waves a-rollin’
Can you hear the gentle whisper?
Just go with it.
To be free and without burden
Is bliss, is joy, is rest.
Have a look at me now,
See the smile on my lips,
The peace I have within my heart,
The people are callin’
That is my life now,
No time for selfish desires
And dreams that will never rhyme.
‘Spirit’ says ‘Yield’,
Yes, I come,
I am in a hurry,
Life is too short to think a lot about myself…
It is not about me, it is not about me.
…..That is my most important change.

- February 2011

Canon 5D 24-70 mm f2.8 L lens
Photography: Raoul

Blowin’ in the Wind

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