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Just let it Be
by Karen C Vanderlaan
Sunday, May 25, 2008
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Just Let it Be


The cool breeze, which speaks of coming rain,

Washes gently over me, body and soul.

In the twilight of dusk, and in the midst

Of life’s turmoil and stress, Peace comes to me.


The gentle coo of a night bird is heard,

And one of the horses rattles a bucket.

While I can just be still, and let it be.


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Reviewed by Debra Kraft
A moment in time. Quiet. Peaceful. Appreciated.

Well said!
Reviewed by Kathryn Collins
Dear Karen --

I can just feel it - the calmness that can come over a person, letting it all in and hardly noticing.

Beautiful poem

Reviewed by Kate Burnside
... a magic moment of stillness and equilibrium and yet couched within life's daily pageant. I think you capture here splendidly those sounds and associations that are closest to your heart. May that peace and inner calm long continue; within it life is good. Bless you, Kate xx
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling
Loved the peaceful feeling that swept over me as I read this beautiful write, outstanding imagery! Loved it!
Joyce B.
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
Feelings of peace washed over me as I read the poem.. WELL DONE!.....M
Reviewed by Debby & Gordon Rosenberg
love the calmness about this piece...
Reviewed by Darrell and Kathy Adams
oh Karen...this speaks to me on so many levels...deprived horse lover getting to see a great photo, your lovely use of the horse in the paint a great picture of an evening that lets me take a deep breath and let it out in a peaceful sigh. Let it be. Thanks and good job!
be well and happy,
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
cool Karen, great poetic message to follow, I use it quite often, just letting some things be, hugs :-)
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
I can just be still,
And just let it be.

Moments like those are truly my favorites these days.
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Superb! This is true contentment,it's catching!Thank you,Karen!;-)
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU
It seems that it needs a revision to cut the prosaic.

"Just let it Be" the way Mother Poet blows in smiles.

I salute You, Poet.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper
The simple joys of life can be such a blessing, and you seem to find and experience it through your horses. Blessings.
Reviewed by John Leko
...such beautiful images...your give us...moments of simplest appreciation...for just being.
excellent Karen...
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Lovely and therapeutic sentiments well-expressed, Karen. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Sherry Heim
A very soothing and image rich offering, Karen. Beautiful word painting.
Take care,
Reviewed by Felix Perry
I love those rare moments when this happens and it just seems like the whole world is at peace and our souls can rest. Lovely.
Reviewed by Bonnie May
What a beautiful tranquil poem. Lovely, Bonnie
Reviewed by Christine Alwin
This has a flowing feel like water in a creek, Peacful.
Reviewed by Rose Rideout
Sounds very peaceful to me Karen so I agree "Just let it be". Thank ypou for sharing.

Newfie hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Liana Margiva
Very nice, I like it!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot
Sound like a plan to me....:):) Ch'erie
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
Karen... I love feel the tranquility...the calm during a storm. Beautiful writing.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Be still - and rest in the comfort of God's surrounding beauty - well done, Karen, lovely serenity in verse -

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Randall Barfield
Great soothing sounds. At times you live in paradise.
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