Apart From Life
by SilverCeltic Moon
Tuesday, December 30, 2003
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I don't know why I was....
From the very earliest times in my life,
amid all the joy, agony, wonder and strife,
I always felt distant from my own sorrows
and excitements - a bit to the side of my tomorrows.
The fierce passions and depths of longing,
I lived through without a sense of belonging.
My life passed by with the same rhythm and beat.
I slept, awoke and ate without stridng along with times marching feet.
Time passed me and left its mark.
There were moments of happimess and hours of dark.
The highs and the lows gave way to each other,
as if they were welcoming a close sister or brother.
I wondered now and again how this could be so.
Why did I not feel a part of the the life that I know?
But day to day and night to night
went along after each other without a fight.
Suddenly like Sleeping Beauty, I awoke with surprise,
stretched my arms and rubbed my eyes.
How did I get to this age without feeling or being?
What could I have been thinking or seeing?
I went out on a search for the life I had not been having.
Changed careers, lost weight and simply began living.
Why was I waiting for life to start ...
when all that I needed was to open my heart.
I donít know why I was apart from life.
I guess I was trying to keep away pain and strife.
Instead I was keeping away the joy and the wonder
along with the passion and the thunder.
In tales of old the girl awoke with a kiss
and no longer had to wait for a prince to do this.
However, I woke up and for my own glory...
I went and found the prince for my very own story.
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|Reviewed by Lois Christensen
|Rings true to me like a graduation presentation. Heard several last night and glad you have graduated to better things a you aged. You went out and made something of yourself which is what these days the newly graduated have to do and it won't be as easy as they think. Some for college, some for families, some for the service of our country, but all must get a life now. We all have to go on and have our own lives and live them as they are meant to be.|
|Reviewed by Vesna Perkovic
|Silver..I'm stunned..why??..because every word pertained to me..it's as if we lead parallel lives!!!!...You have described my own life ..down to a T..incredible!!!..thankyou sooo much for this remarkable write...you've made my day with this..Thankyou,thankyou,thankyou!!!!!
Have a wonderful 2004!!!
pS this flew into my library!!!..YAY!!!
|Reviewed by Ken Becula
|lovely poem, silver moon! joe baez|
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Wonderful Write Silver!!
Happy New Year!!
|Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
|Silver, this is an exciting piece! Enjoyed all it had to offer! Which was tons of excitement! Happy New Year to you! Lisa|
|Reviewed by Andi Chrisman (Reader)
|this poem makes me smile...I love happy endings!|
|Reviewed by Dens Dreamweaver (Reader)
|What a wonderful tale.. and the ending was just perfect! Kudo's to you! And may 2004 be the best year yet for you hon.
|Reviewed by Jim Dunlap
|I like happy endings, so congratulations. Happy New Year.|
|Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
|Hi Silver, this is a deep, insightful write of you
I'm happy your heart is open to life now.
Have a Great, Productive, 2004! Happy to read you again.
|Reviewed by Kate Clifford
|Inspiration at its best! Great write!|