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I Kiss the Sky
by L. G. Figgins
Tuesday, April 05, 2005
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I have been in a spin,
dangling on the edge of something

that can't be defined

Allthough colorful
its shapeless form is vague


And the present moment
should be clearer than it is

But the past and future
have fallen into a jumbled mass

Lately my emotions
have been on a roller-coaster ride

My nervous system
is in a state of quiet mutiny

Thoughts move at lightening speed
and the images are a distraction

I have no choice
but to ride the vertigo

until it comes to a stop

Pursued by that trickster illusion

unrealized dreams follow behind me

I come down
and secure them to solid ground...

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Reviewed by Mark Mahoney 5/13/2005
Quite an emotional read when one stops to really think about the contents, very well recieved here, thanks for this...take care...Mark x
Reviewed by Dale Clark 4/25/2005
It's like dream flying. I'd love to fly
with you Linda. ;)
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/8/2005
I can relate very well to this, Linda; and many others will as well. Compelling creative offering. Thank you. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Pierre Ortega 4/8/2005
If the vertigo comes to a stop you're lucky. Illusions can be very
powerful. Sometimes the hardest thing in life to do is hold on to your dreams. Interesting write.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 4/8/2005
This is so excellent, Linda! How we can relate to that dizzy spin in life - or out of life! - for varying reasons. With me, I feel like it most of the time, actually... I feel like a wander about on a different plane, and my objective reality and mood and how I relate to life around me very much depends on what I'm thinking about and meditating and trying to get my brain round at the time... my thoughts are usually struggling about inspirational matters and sifting thoughts about understanding - rather than concentrating on what I'm going to put on the table for supper!! As you might therefore guess, I am a terminally hopeless timekeeper... which might also account for my "dizzy spin"!! I enjoy your spacey style here and your seriously pared back format. You say much with few carefully chosen words and images. Ver well done! TY Kate xx
Reviewed by William DeVault 4/7/2005
I really enjoyed this
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 4/7/2005
"ride the vertigo"-- nice line; it fits so well, indeed! Really enjoyed this piece, Linda.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/7/2005
I have no choice
but to ride the vertigo
until it comes to a stop

I fear that we must all do that periodically, Linda - and continue to hope for safe landings.
Reviewed by jude forese 4/6/2005
i certainly sympathize with this poem ... at times, the past and the future can distract us from The Now and set us into us spin until we balance our "unrealized dreams" ...

many excellent lines ... i especially like:
"My nervous system
is in a state of quiet mutiny"
Reviewed by Dave Harm 4/6/2005
Lately my emotions
have been on a roller-coaster ride
My nervous system
is in a state of quiet mutiny

Man, do I understand this... there's always a little bit of sanity in the most insane places, with the presence of dreams and illusions, life is bearable... there's still hope... this is a write, I can relate to... well done
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight* 4/6/2005
To kiss the sky and still to soar
Takes us to another shore
Where we embrace Life to its core
And sail beyond the open door.

Love & Light,
Reviewed by Alexandra* OneLight* Authors & Creations 4/6/2005
Well, there are these tricky moments of dizziness in life, when we don't know if we are actually standing, tumbling head-over-heels, or upside down... lol! But then, the dizziness stops... and it's good to feel that our dreams haven't shot through the roof of sky out of sight... ;0)... but have been planted within a fertile nest from where they can take wings and soar! Hang on tight, Linda... and dream on!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/6/2005

O, I love this--I know the feeling well! LOL

I staggerfeet my way through life LOL

An excellent write--a bit of sanity through the madness--enjoyed!

Is that the "Roundup"? I used to ride that thing like crazy, back in my younger days--long past, I'm afraid...don't do spinny rides any more!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 4/6/2005

Great art; I know the feeling, but I keep moving forward, praying ... an excellent, emotive, poetic write ... fabulous!!


Reviewed by Barbara Terry 4/6/2005
Linda dear, I have been there many times over. Now I have my feet planted firmly on solid ground, and I look only to the past now, to recall the wonderful times I had. I have been on the ferris wheel, looking over everyone else, I have been on the roller coaster of life, going so fast, I didn't have time to stop for anything, much less myself. I have been on the Tilt-A-Whirl, my thoughts just so dizzy, that I coudn't see what was next. I have been there, and I do not want to go there again. Thnx for sharing dear, this is very good. May the Lord Jesus bless you, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & (((((((((MANY SISTERLY HUGGGSSS)))))))))), Barbie

"If I have to...Then I may as well be."
Reviewed by George Carroll 4/6/2005
That's a weird trip indeed. Take two aspirins and call me in the morning.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 4/6/2005
interesting read
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/5/2005
Hendrix said this, but I doubt he had done so in quite the same context... interesting read...Ed

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