Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Pillars


The pillar stood supporting weight many times its own.
Straining to hold together
all that appeared to be
crumbling around it.
Rain falling like tears
stained the broad support
but didn't erode its stability.
The more weight it endured
the more it attracted.
Yearning to show it too
needed support,
all it could allow
was cold and unfeeling strength.

18 comments:

Deb said...

"Yearning to show it too needed support."

No matter how strong we may appear, we always need a little support and help from those who are close to us.

Beautifully written!

Coffeypot said...

Yet the strongest of pillars are only as strong as their support - their base. If the mighty pillar has a week base, it will topple just like the weak ones. So if you want to be a pillar, surround yourself with a strong, stolid base; be it family, friends or coworkers.

Katherine said...

Just as you have so eloquently described in this poem...support is critical in holding everything together. But even the strongest of supports have there breaking point, if they are left to carry a load on their own!

We all need support ... to help us through the tuff times that life throws us. We all require a place to feel loved & understood! A place of refuge & rest!!

Brian Miller said...

that last line rocked...i have tried to be a pillar, now i know i can not...love what you did artistically with it as well.

lakeviewer said...

Very clever.

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Bravo! Well done! I hope you have been a pillar of strength for your family lately.

Shadow said...

even strength needs support...

Shadow said...

or is it, because we have support, we have strength....

the walking man said...

At times it is best to be un emotional and dry while supporting the weaker roof and pilasters. There will be time enough for weakness later when all around the pillar is eroded and it is no longer needed.

chitowngreg said...

Just dropping by to introduce myself. Looking forward to following your blog. Have a good one!

Unknown Mami said...

Stay strong.

Enchanted Oak said...

Ah. This was thoughtful and poignant, Monkey Man.

Marla said...

Hauntingly beautiful, MM

Cloudia said...

Fine words!




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Mona said...

Sadly, this is the case of many people!

(HUGS)

Quilly said...

Too many people make pillars of their loved ones without realizing it. Too many loved ones become pillars without protesting and don't know how to change. That's when hearts break.

Slamdunk said...

Excellent read. "The more weight it endured the more it attracted"--insightful.

Ji said...

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beautiful poetry,
Happy Thursday!
I enjoy your work and value your support.