Wednesday, November 3, 2010

One Shot Wednesday - Spirit Keeper


Shadows of branches swaying on my wall
What scared me as a child
is a spirit keeper today.
The trees, they speak in their windblown ebb and flow.
Tossing leaves at my window to get my attention.
Look at me, they say.
Hear me with your eyes
for that is how you will know me.
See my naked limbs not as death
but as life shed from which to rebuild anew.
Heed my steady acceptance.
Feel my willingness to bare my soul,
as I find growth after the shock of winter’s chill.


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25 comments:

moondustwriter said...

So great to have you at One Shot today Keith
I like the positive spin on the usually dark shadow theme
there really is life if we look. Your poem causes the reader to look toward life

nice one my friend

thanks for the encouragement every week

moonie smiles

Brian Miller said...

smiles...what scared you once now brings comfort...and yes your perspective is refreshing...

Claudia said...

i like the last lines..the willingness to bare the soul and the growth after the shock - speaks of more than just winter chill..nice

Everyday Goddess said...

very inspirational, excellent.

Eric Alder said...

Many things seen from the adult perspective are far friendlier than when we were kids.

I like the idea of the once-feared shadows now being spirit keepers.

Neat One Shot, Double-M!

Shadow said...

what a great perception of winter! "to rebuild anew"

Glynn said...

Those shdaows ont he wall -- those limbs (the trees and our own) -- it's all right. Great poem.

Tammy said...

Hear me with your eyes...love it.

gospelwriter said...

What scared me as a child
is a spirit keeper today.


This is so cool. Your poem is reminding me how last winter I fell in love with naked trees, and what they said to me was pretty similar to what your trees are saying... Love it.

Someone Is Special said...

this is truly awesome monkey man..

--Someone Is Special--

lakeviewer said...

"...feel my willingness to bare my soul,.." My goodness!

Caty said...

I love trees ...and your poem captured their serenity so well. and that picture is terrific!

kkrige said...

nice reflections

Shashi said...

transition from a scaring to a spirit keeper, is so beautiful. I enjoyed reading this one.. thanks for sharing...

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KB said...

Situations that scare us as children often take us on different emotional paths when we become adults.

The Bipolar Diva said...

That was perfect for me today. Thank you.

Deborah said...

Beautiful and beautifully written too.

gautami tripathy said...

I love trees. It is so beautiful...

bits and pieces

Carrie Burtt said...

The trees do speak to us don't they?....Just love this poem...a wonderful one shot! :-)

Deb said...

Perception is a wonderful thing. Each person could see it differently. Beautiful piece!

Nessa said...

I see the woman in the rocking chair (sorry I couldn't resist.)

I love the photo and your poem is lovely. Trees and shadows and wind are very spiritual to me.

Pete Marshall said...

great to read this amazing peice...how we can turn something bad into something good..havent been to visit for a while..since the soccer season started havent had time to do the 160's (I run a team and training and match takes up a lot of weekend time)...hope i can again soon but hope you are well? cheers pete

Steve said...

Solid 'child to adult POV' poem.

razzamadazzle said...

Amazing how a few years can change our perspective and make something scary seem okay now. Lovely poem.

Teresa

Marla said...

Love the progression in this. Really good, MM.