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A State Of Life (For Amber's Challenge)
by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
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A State Of Life
By La Belle Rouge

having perused the ancient question
“To be or not to be?”

After a life span I am no closer
to a great epiphany of why I am
or why at times I tire of being

but even as sorrow surrounds me
and prison bars deny me access
to vast, expanding horizon
behind shuttered attic windows
stunted wings in dark places
yet mimic motion of sunlit flight

I am at peace with who I am
all I am, my darkness, my light
hidden pieces of the whole
how many entities within one?

ancient wisdom alive,
residing somewhere amid
half forgotten lifetimes
behind millennia of lengthy veils
and languages no longer spoken
dwell dreams I dare to remember

always mystic, always realist
optimist, unbroken by adversity
refusing to lay down and die
beneath fast trains of pain

“To be or not to be?”
I have been, I am, I will be
I am at peace with who I am
and all the reasons why I am

embracing the state of “Life”
unafraid of pleasure or pain
not afraid to love or die


Music "Love Will Keep Us Alive"


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Reviewed by Jon Willey 5/30/2010
Belle, an introspective glance at a fabulous lady, a gifted poet. Many times in each of our lives come the moments when dogged determination and the promise of something new or exciting on the unseen horizon is all that keep us daring to live for the next moment, the next hour, the next day. For we are all whim and grace upon the journey of life. May peace and love be always with you my dear friend. Jon Michael
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 5/30/2010
A beautiful lady who enjoys who she knows herself to be and who each of us admires and takes to be our role model in some shape or form. Your inner strength and resiliance is matched only by your enduring beauty and always-honest grace. You bear it well, Belle... and teach us well, too. Bless you, Kate xx
Reviewed by Don Juan Amante 5/30/2010
honest and touching
Reviewed by jude forese 5/29/2010
hello La Belle ... wonderful response
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 5/28/2010
Wise, wise words, beautifully, beautifully said.

Makes me long to meet you for real. Sure everyone who
reads this will feel the same.

Stay as you are!!

xOx Pea xOx
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 5/27/2010
Swimming in a sea of honesty, with the ebb and tides of life everlasting, I picture a redheaded meermaid stroked with the light moonbeams of lifes mysteries, you brought with you much beauty from the other side, thanks for sharing it. Hugs! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Gentle Man 5/27/2010
Such honesty comes across in your words La Belle. It is so good to know that through adversity or triumph you remain strong and that you have inner peace inside. I just want you to know that I'm praying for you and I am humbled to have had the pleasure to write with you and read your wonderful poetry!
Reviewed by John Flanagan 5/27/2010
Outstanding self-awareness and honesty, Belle, and enviable self-acceptance...essential for happiness. Top drawer!

Reviewed by Inspire Hope 5/27/2010
Belle this is powerfully written and very inspiring, "A State Of Life (For Amber's Challenge) and all so very real! Much appreciated! May the Lord bless you in a special way!

Much Love,

P.S. Thanks for stopping by!
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 5/27/2010
This amazing STATE OF YOUR LIFE Belle,
is poured out in all honesty!
A complete circle that still transforms!

Blessings and Peace, Warrior SHEEoxxo
I haven't been around in awhile, too much happening around me since losing my job of 12 Years, being a school Bus Driver, because of a Section 8 hardened MOTHER and her daughter...with fabricated lies... Then the waiting began, as I was let go..So, they hear her nomore...What a Town! Support the parent (with lies that were unfound) and not the driver) Makes sense to me, make sense to YOU?
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 5/27/2010
wonderful response! i love this one!
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 5/27/2010
All of it gives me the picture of a camel after it went through the needles eye and remained a survivor. No many would have done it, very few tempted to finish it all suddenly and without regret wouldn't have done it.


Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 5/27/2010
Love's Bounty!
This undeniable essence
speaks & embraces
in your poetic expressions

"I am at peace with who I am
and all the reasons why I am"

This is an Utterly Grand Place To Be "A State Of Life"!!
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 5/26/2010
This seems to be quite a State Of Life, I have known all of this about you for some time, but isn't it wonderful to actually feel it and write it? You are a true survivor and bravo to your State of Life, poem!

Much peace, love, and light,
Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/26/2010
You are comfortable with your understanding of life but also always willing to share a little bit of your knowledge and love with others...a great place to be.
Reviewed by D Johnson 5/26/2010
"I am at peace with who I am
all I am, my darkness, my light
hidden pieces of the whole
how many entities within one?"

Belle, to me that is the essence of who we should be. Well done.

Reviewed by Darkest Angel (Reader) 5/26/2010
This is very inspiring and good feeling while I read--a very nice piece for the comforting of a good blanket when it is cold or a cool breeze when it is hot. Thank you for this, Poetess
Reviewed by Donna Chandler 5/26/2010
You words, picture and music always go together beautifully!

Reviewed by Roger Ochs 5/26/2010
"stunted wings in dark places
yet mimic motion of sunlit flight"

Perfection in imagery! You simply rank among the finest in every aspect.
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 5/26/2010
Such honesty,'re sustained and blessed for another're a wonderful person and a valued friend.

Reviewed by Rose Rideout 5/26/2010
You always give us what we have come to expect from you the best La Belle.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 5/26/2010
How fascinating and alive are your words, Belle! Add to that the images you portray within your..."To be or not to be?". Yes, you ARE...and encourages who I am!
Blessings and Love - Micke
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 5/26/2010
Simply beautiful as always, LaBelle. The magic of your pen engulfs me completely. Stay well, stay sweet, stay yourself.

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