Sunday, January 10, 2016

Where does it begin, Where does it end..

















the choice set before me
to enter or not

checking in my ego
at the entrance...

cautiously yet with anticipation
I enter the circuitous path

sojourning to the inner most
part of my heart & mind

I wonder who is the architect
of  this space & place..

puzzle set before me to solve
no need for a map, I prefer
to navigate my own way

step by step , I venture forward
listening and watching
for signs...a time of
reflection

"who am I"
  "who are you"
     "who are we"

red -tailed  hawk circles
raptor carrying a message
awakening my spirit

I feel you,  slipping
into my skin...as I
draw nearer my flesh
warms in the sunlight..

I wonder what waits
with each twist and turn
I take a left,  it should have
been right..

ladybug lands on my hand
I make a wish for her to carry
to the outer banks...the river
sings an ancient song...

contemplating  my next move
I feel your presence walking
on the path of enlightenment

my senses alert,  traveling
deeper into the center
of the unknown...unraveling
the mysteries of life...

blue skies & dreamy clouds
weaving closer and closer
to the central focal point
an aura of light manifests

you are with me in the maze
of life...giving thanks for the
journey thus far...ringing
the bell opening the
doorway to the spiritual
realm...what was lost is
now found...


Sharing with  Poets United

Author's Note: I had the
opportunity to find my
way through this huge
maze. A time of reflection
and adventure.


57 comments:

  1. He is always with us and will always guide us down that path.
    Really had the sense of a maze and what one would encounter along the way.
    And as Bugs Bunny says, always take the left at Albuquerque...

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    1. There is always much to discover in the journey Alex..and I had to smile at the bugs bunny line..he must know the way..

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  2. Actually, Truedessa, this is one of my favorites of yours. It speaks not only about a maze, but about life. At first it kind of reminded me of my own poem. You will see what I mean. Sometimes one has to jump with both feet running, casting fear aside, knowing that you will find your way! And...oh the journey is quite delightful!

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    1. Hi Mary, I do agree sometimes we need to take action and live in the moment. I did read your poem and I know what you meant.

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  3. I so love walking the labyrinth......you have written this so beautifully.I love "what was lost is now found."

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    1. Hi Sherry,

      It was quite the adventure that day to walk through the inner walls and ring the bell in the center.

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  4. I like the parallels here...the deeper meanings inherent in the words about the maze and how they can be attributed to life, to the heart, and to who we are.

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    1. Hi C.C the journey to the inner self I think..

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  5. I so agree with Mary on this.. this is not just poetry about a maze but a journey through life. To find yourself... almost like a zen rockgarden in way.

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    1. A zen garden for sure full of wisdom.

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  6. What a wonderful opportunity to walk this maze/labyrinth and I can tell it had a profound effect on you....your poem reflects such a song of life as you walked this path! Really fabulous!

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    1. Thank you Donna, it was a time of reflection.

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  7. Fun to go through a maze and see if one can get through. Life sure is a maze as well, sometimes left isn`t swell, sometimes right is right.

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    1. Fun to try on a sunny day...sometimes right is right and sometimes right is left...

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  8. The maze of life full with so much....love the reflection.

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  9. Yikes! I've seen those huge "fun" ones! I prefer the smaller zen-like experience which seems to match parts of this poem and, for me, that's allegorical enough!

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    1. Hi Susan,

      This was quite the adventure and sometimes you just have to take that first step and see where it will lead.

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  10. finding self is quite an adventure and then to realise the journey was not a lonesome some it truly rewarding

    Best wishes for 2016

    much love...

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    1. The journey to the inner self starts with that first baby step.

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  11. I like happy endings.

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  12. Hey Truedessa,

    Great post! Thanks for sharing! Following.

    Ahem, where was I? Where am I? Oh yes, here I am.

    You never cease to a Maze me, Truedessa.

    The lost and found department needs more like you, my kind friend.

    Gary, typing from another dimension.

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    1. Hey Gary,

      Are you typing from the future again? Smiling..

      haha a Maze..so clever you are...

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  13. Life is indeed a maze..a nice expression of a spiritual quest.

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    1. That you I appreciate your visit and how are you?

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    1. Yes, it was quite the journey!

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  15. truly is a maze, mine has Minotaurs in it too :)

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    1. Minotaurs? haha - thanks for stopping over Dez...

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  16. my maze is never ending. i was placed hear so i walk along while eating the berries on the maze of bush and trees

    gracias

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    1. Well, that sounds like a delicious walk enjoying the fruits of nature.

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  17. A time of reflection and adventure...
    A great poem !

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  18. What an excellent metaphor for life. I so enjoyed all your attention to detail throughout.

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    1. Life is a maze and twists and turns at any given moment. We just need to keep working on the puzzle.

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  19. This felt like a dream - a good one where you find the end and life feels full of possibility - i remember getting stuck in a maze (actually) and the guide stood on a ladder in the middle said hold out your left arm and follow it around..a principle that would be handy to apply to life's twists and turns..we love these swirling birds and thoughts..

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    1. ha - well I am always up for a bit of adventure and this place was amazing. I did have a bit of trouble finding my way back out...lol..

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  20. Life is full of trials and tribulation to overcome to make one better off than before. The maze of life can be quite an obstacle.

    Hank

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    1. Hank, that is trials and tribulation are part of life and sometimes that maze can be difficult to navigate.

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  21. begin and end its in here my Thoughts..
    best one
    good luck Truedessa
    http://imagtalks.blogspot.com/

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  22. It's easy to blur endings and beginnings, is it not?

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    1. Yes, it is easy to blur the beginnings and the endings and sometimes the middle can be a bit hazy.

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  23. I love that life is like wandering through a maze. Sure, sometimes you take the wrong turn or have to backtrack, but it's much more exciting (and more rewarding) when you figure out the right path. I mean, the alternative is just walking one big straight line. How boring is that?

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    1. Hey,

      That is very true if you just walked a straight and narrow path you would miss out on so much. Often it is on those twisted path we find the best adventures and learn a thing or two about life.

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  24. your poems are always magical. this one got my imagination going with the presence you talk about a unicorn. love the descriptive language you have here. Bravo!

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    1. Thank you James..perhaps, there is a unicorn in this magical place.

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  25. Stunning ... a lovely cascade of reflective, contemplative and tender introspection. A beautifully rendered piece.

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    1. Hi Wendy,

      Sometimes it takes a bit of nature to make us take a step or two in the journey.

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  26. This is so mystical. Love it. Have you published your poetry, True? If not, you should.

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    1. Hi Sandra,

      I haven't published.

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  27. O, wow, too cool to find the way in this labyrinth! also it's so wonderful to hear about your spiritual path, about observing, listening, watching the world around you and inside too! Nice reflection, True.

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    1. Hi Humbird,

      The journey takes many steps and sometimes we have to wander in the maze to find our way.

      Thanks for the visit!

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  28. Will the journey take its course without our effort of motion? Or will stillness not budge no matter how much we struggle to move? Or is both, or neither? How do we find the answers?
    You write so beautifully. I kept reading and rereading it! :)

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