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Turning Points
by Sherry Gail Heim

Saturday, July 11, 2009
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As I was drifting into an alpha state today, the first two lines of this offering just popped into my mind so I decided to try to incorporate them into a poem.


Turning Points

 

I am sitting in the tidewater

And I’m afraid of fish

Is moving to an uncomfortable zone

A way fulfilling a life-long wish

 

Is pressing the edge of the envelope

A means of emerging from the box

Is reaching for that which frightens me

A way of opening up the locks

 

Is soaring to a higher plateau

A way of challenging my fear

Is opening my eyes and taking the leap

A way of rising up from here

 

Is stepping into the dark of night

Determined and at peace

A way of letting my inner strength

Roar out in full release

 

Is my life a list of gotta do’s

To become all that I can be

Or is this the way that it was written

In my book of destiny

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sherry Gail Heim

July 11, 2009

Copyright © Sherry Gail Heim 2009

 

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by steve Chering 11/1/2009
Such a write. wow factor;
steve
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 8/23/2009
I have been asking myself these same questions over and over since I was 12. I have yet to find an answer, especially to the last one. This is a very thought provoking poem sis, that really makes us look deep into ourselves. Thank you for sharing.

May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love, and who love 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 WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister, Barbie.
Reviewed by Matthew Wright 8/21/2009
I ask myself these things all the time. Very nicely done.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 8/16/2009
You are all that you can be and as you step out of the darkness your new awareness will show you the beauty that you are. Wonderful to read you again!
Reviewed by A PAX 7/26/2009
ahhh....love this.........and I just bet your gottado list is one of of things you choose.....well mostly.....this write is very relateable to us all.......and so very Sherriy! applause......anita
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 7/25/2009
You GO, girl !! [Thanks to you, be easier to keep aGOin', moi'ssef.}
Balmy Skies and Roses, <3 'Pea' <3
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 7/21/2009
Awesome write, Sherry!!!! I enjoyed every single line; loved the lyrical flow; read it a couple of times for sheer enjoyment.

Anna
Reviewed by William Bonilla 7/14/2009
Outstanding write Sherry
Most enjoyable read
Love & peace be with you

William
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/13/2009
Sherry,

Nice seeing you again, I've missed you! An excellent write of choice - or destiny. :) Well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 7/13/2009
i enjoyed this--thought provoking and different!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 7/13/2009
A most thought provoking piece, Sherry. I like that graphic, too.
Reviewed by John Flanagan 7/12/2009
Sherry,
You are a conqueror of your own weaknesses and doubts and express the moment of triumph eloquently and in beautufully constructed stanzas. Kudos!
John
Reviewed by Lori Moore 7/12/2009
This is a dynamic write. In the water and afraid to fish... an excellent image. Enjoyed.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 7/12/2009
My kind of write, wish I thought of it but each of our destinies transcend each others or so we would like to think...hope that makes sense, not even sure it does to me...Ed &
Reviewed by Emile Tubiana 7/12/2009
Dear Sherry Gail, It is nice seeing you again after months. Your poem is great and the rhymes are perfect. We all reach crossroads which make us think. Our entire life is a question of choice, if we don't know the answer, my suggestion would be "do not move now, wait until the morning which wile bring a fresh answer". Love to you and yours, Emile
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/12/2009
Thank you for sharing your thought-inciting perspective, Sherry. It leaves me reading your verses again... ...and thinking. Love and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by E T Waldron 7/12/2009
A beautifully written piece Sherry! Has a unique quality ,different than your usual style...you capture the theme with fine points!Fear is something we don't like, yet it can be our best friend,when it comes to warning us of danger...Enhoyed this...

Love,
Eileen
Reviewed by Dallas D'Angelo-Gary 7/12/2009
I can see why you'd have to develop a couple of greaat lines like that. Well done! Love that photo, too. It sets the scene very well.
Reviewed by JMS Bell 7/12/2009
...WHEN PROBLEMS LEAVE ME SCREAMING
LORD WHAT SHALL I DO??!!
JESUS HOLD ME CLOSE
AND HE WHISPERS...I LOVE YOU

THERE COMES A TIME, HOPEFULLY, WHEN WE REALIZE OUR LIVES ARE NOT IN OUR HANDS....BUT HIS. THIS IS A WELL WRITTEN POEM WITH GREAT PHRASES, RHYME AND IMAGERY. THANKS FOR THE SHARE AND GOD BLESS.
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Felix Perry 7/12/2009
I believe we all from time to time have to sit down alone and take stock of our lives and our destinies. Perhaps we cannot pick the eventual destiny that we will arrive at but possibly we can help plan the trip so we will enjoy it the most.
hugs
fee
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 7/12/2009
Time to go sky diving. Seriously, we all should start anew from time to time. Or at least reexamine why we are doing what we are doing. Good point worth relating.

Ron
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 7/12/2009
Hi Sherry, I've been asking myself the same question(s) lately. At a turning point, but don't know which way to turn. I know what I want to do, but..... thank you for sharing this, Sherry... an introspective write, indeed.

In Spirit,
Bear
Reviewed by Lew Duffey 7/12/2009
Is it? All of life is a question.
This write says it well.
God bless,
Lew
Reviewed by Ron Karcz 7/12/2009
Great job Sherry. By the way, it's never too late to take that great leap of faith into the vast unknown.
Ron
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 7/12/2009
Excellent writing is right sweet lady..stay safe and well..Hugss
Reviewed by jude forese 7/11/2009
once we overcome our fear of taking an unfamiliar path, or an unknown direction along freeway of our pursuits and desires, we fulfill the full potential of who we are and what we will become ...

excellent poem, Sherry ... the rhyme is superb ...



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