Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Signals of Distress



Survival basic instincts of the human spirit to carry on
ultimately defeating the odds that try to tip the scales
running a race slow and steady we can persevere
vitality found within each beat of a willing heart
in quiet meditation we find our inner strength
visionaries pave the way for those who cannot see
allowing ourselves to dream of a better world
love and compassion hold the key to survival




posted for Poets United writing about survival

30 comments:

  1. Hey Truedessa,

    Fitting thoughts from your good self. Our inner strength listening to the wisdom, the wonder of the inner child.

    Thank you for your post.

    Gary

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    1. Gary,

      How have you been my friend? I haven't heard from you in awhile.

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    2. I'm not too bad today, thank you. The dog has decided to take over my blog site. Somebody has to pawst, um, post on it.

      I shall now take a journey back through my screen and back to my home.

      Gary :)

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    3. I will come visit you there at your home...I feel the screen pulling me in to the sound of some Moody Blues...

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  2. Love and compassion are the key ... or the SOS goes unnoticed. Meditation is helping me gain more of that energy than I've had before. I know this planet has enough for all, but getting to the plenty is so hard. (BTW, Vitality is next week's prompt! I love that you brought it in here as a factor in survival.) A clever and meaningful acrostic..

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    1. Susan,

      Have you ever attended a crystal meditation? I find it very soothing and restorative as the energy flows within bringing balance of some kind.

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  3. Excellent acrostic! I agree love and compassion are both the key or else the signs of distress won't come across as they should. Beautifully put :)

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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    1. Good Morning, Thanks for visiting..

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  4. Survival taking such a form would be a good day, instead of all the crap now at play

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    1. Hi Pat,

      Today, I will give thanks for the gifts that I do have. Wishing you a happy day there at your bay!

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  5. Oh how I love this response to the prompt - the will to carry on, the visionaries who inspire us to dream of a better world. Sigh. Words we need to read and repeat to ourselves. Wonderfully written, my friend.

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    1. Thanks Sherry, we do need people with a vision to help pave the way.

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  6. I agree with you that love and compassion are the keys ~ Love the acrostic ~

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    1. Thank you Grace, I hope you are well I haven't seen you around much!

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  7. I loved your thoughts. Beautiful poem :)

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    1. Thank you for reading..have a lovely day

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  8. Distress is everywhere - globally, nationally, locally, individually - and yet so much can be soothed by love and compassion..makes you wonder why it is so hard to achieve..beautifully written

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    1. I agree there is chaos everywhere..a little compassion can go far on many levels of need.

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  9. Meditation, love and compassion. All keys in overcoming! So beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Carol, I do enjoy meditation it helps to calm my inner self.

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  10. Definitely - love and compassion are key! If only....

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  11. So many people have been saved by the compassion and kindness of others. Millions more would have died if people had not taken the persecuted in. Compassion saves lives!

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    1. That is true compassion and kindness have opened many doors.

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  12. Compassion the conscience instigator and love a likely answer! Very true Truedessa!

    Hank

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    1. Hi Hank, we need more love and compassion in the world

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  13. What a way to define the very word Survival - wisdoms stitched in every word...Powerful!

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    1. Thank you and welcome to my blog.

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