Sunday, March 11, 2018

Aware by Blue and Truedessa

Artwork - The Blue Grumpster

























This is life.
This is the life we lead.
Make the best of it, Truedessa Dear.
It may not be perfect but it is ours.
It is a once in a life-time opportunity
to breathe and to love.
Can you hear the waves touch the shore?
Can you feel the wind on your shoulders?
Are you aware that you are here?

This is life
We are the stars of our show.
Let’s shine with delight, Blue Dear.
Traveling through times of  darkness,
we still gravitate towards the light.
Life is a gift, we need to unwrap its splendor
breath to breath, heart to heart, love to love
Can you see beyond the sunburst horizon?
Can you taste the rain on a cloudy day?
Are you aware, that I am still waiting?

Yes, I'm aware, so unaware.
I'm standing on a cliff just listening
hoping you can sense my voice
and hear the thoughts I'm sending.
I'm aware, so unaware,
so reaching out to you, to life.
This is my only shot
and it feels good.
Can you see the generations still to come,
The generations that once were?
Are you aware that you are time
and this is now?

Yes, I am aware, very aware
I  feel you signaling through space
tuning my radar into your frequency.
Life is about taking chances, finding
you still believe in dreams come true.
I can  see the generations still to come,
I can  see the generations that once were
they have left their prints in the world
I am aware that the only time is now
it is what defines us in this moment
Are you aware, of my voice in the night?
Are you aware I see beyond what is here?

I hear you.
You are the song beyond the fog.
The tune beyond the lies.
The sound I hear when fear takes hold of me
When the weight of my insignificance
is more than I can bear.
Oh I'm aware.
Please don't go.
Please don't say I'm gone.
Not just yet.
This is life.
This is now.
I want to smile.

I see you on the rocky cliff
your thoughts drifting towards me
in the heart of the sea an unsung song
untethered, weightless born to fly
your existence significant, believe me
it's true...
Oh, I am aware
Please don't go
Please don't say good-bye
Not today, not tomorrow
hang on to life
hang on to now
today is a new day
allow yourself to
smile, Dear Blue

Can you feel me, in that place of blue?

sharing with Poets United

Thank you Blue
for being here True!


61 comments:

  1. A clever use of dialogue here in your poem. I liked this very much in it s entirety, however I was especially drawn to the soulness of your words in the 2nd stanza.

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    1. Thank you Julian for visiting and leaving a comment. It is always a pleasure to exchange a bit of dialogue with Blue.

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    2. The pleasure is all mine.

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  2. What a beautiful conversation.....with nature, with life, with loved ones....take your pick! I was swept along in it and happily so....

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    1. Hi Donna, I am happy to hear you were swept away!

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  3. I so love this conversation: the hope, the longing, the belief, the tender trust. A wonderful dialogue. I especially love "You are the song beyond the fog." Wow.

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    1. Hi Sherry, That is Blue's wonderful line and I love it as well!

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  4. What a truly heartening conversation!💖 I love "Life is about taking chances, finding you still believe in dreams come true."💖

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    1. Thanks Sanaa - I do believe life is about chances. Some will work out and perhaps some won't, but it is in these chances we grow as a person.

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  5. Feel you? I can practically hear the music with it.

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    1. Smiling wide here Robert. Thank you!

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  6. Gosh I have missed reading these words...

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    1. Gosh and I have missed seeing your around. I hope you are well.

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  7. A grand showing indeed as you pair up each feed. Could be a grand tune.

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  8. This is such a wonderful collaboration... I can see you reaching out towards each other. I can almost imagine you on opposing sides of a cliff....

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    1. Hi Bjorn,

      Interesting we could be on opposing sides of a cliff separated by space, but reaching for a higher understanding of who we are?

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  9. Thanks for dropping by my Sunday Standard today. Your conversation poem is delightful

    Much🌼love

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    1. You are most welcome! I enjoyed your poem today.

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  10. Loved this--as we go out toward thee other, we also go deeper inside--

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    1. That is very true Audrey, sometimes we need to dig deep to find who we are I guess.

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  11. wonderful conversation in this piece... it promotes thought.... nicely done

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    1. Thank you Robert - Conversational poetry with Blue is always enlightening.

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  12. The fifth stanza is my favourite – but it's all wonderful, and draws the reader right in.

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    1. Hi Rosemary - Blue sure does have a way with words.

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  13. Again, like a song. I can see the two of you singing it to each other.

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    1. Thanks Alex! I would love to hear you play one of your songs on your guitar.

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  14. Very nice - the conversational form works very well here... Certainly food for thought - thank you...

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    1. Thank you Scott for visiting. I think Blue and I just like to converse. He is easy to talk to.

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  15. Truedessa, I just read your comment on my post; and I came here immediately out of concern. I hope you are on the road to recovery....it sounds as if you went through something pretty serious! Blessings and healing to you, my friend. I really WAS worried.

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    1. Hi Mary,

      Thank you for your concern. Yes, I wasn't doing well and that is why I haven't been around much. I am feeling better, but have some lingering symptoms which hopefully will go away soon.

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    2. Do take care, Truedessa. So sorry you have to go through this.

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  16. Oh, I am aware
    Please don't go
    Please don't say good-bye
    Not today, not tomorrow
    hang on to life
    hang on to now
    today is a new day
    allow yourself to
    smile, Dear Blue

    Love to see your collaboration with Blue who is kind of elusive these days. Not had the opportunity to do the same though!


    Hank

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    1. Hi Hank,

      Blue and I have not been feeling well that is why we haven't been around. This collaboration just seemed to happen naturally as we questioned tomorrow.

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    2. Elusive is the right word, Hank. I'm just so tired.

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  17. Whoa! Yes, you could feel YOU!
    ZQ

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  18. Are you aware that you are time
    and this is now?
    The kind of internal and external awareness and mindfulness that might unravel the blues...!!

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    1. Unraveling the blues...that it might...

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  19. It's always much easier to collaborate with someone when you're on the same wavelength, as you two certainly seem to be here.

    Too many good lines from each of you for me to list here!

    Really liked the illustration, too!

    And all I have to do to comment on the "other" blog that featured this poem is do a copy-and-paste. Thanks for making my life easier, haha!

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    1. This comment looks familiar, True.

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    2. Haha A copy and paste
      No time did he waste...

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  20. A wonderful and stirring write. Awareness would seem to be something that 'comes naturally' ... but from what I have observed, people often proceed through the days of their lives, more or less, 'tuned out'. There is so much to take in ... so much to lift us up ... if only we open ourselves to the awareness of it.

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    1. Wendy that is true, we are aware and yet unaware at times.

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  21. I just loved this. Kudos to you both. You write well together.

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    1. Thank you Sandra. Hey, it's Friday... such a fun day!

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  22. Truedessa, I just commented on Blue's blog, but I just wanted to say again, how beautiful this is! You and Blue write so well together!!! Big Hugs!

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    1. Thank you! Big hugs back to you!

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  23. Everyone needs a Blue Grumpster in their life:) Enjoyed this. It made me smile.I hope neither of you is going anywhere (tricky ) soon.

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    1. I agree a blue grumpster adds a bit of magic to the journey!

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    2. Sometimes I look in the mirror and say, "Go away!" He never listens, though :)

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    3. Well, I am glad he never listens and stays :)

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  24. I enjoyed this so much, thank you.

    All the best Jan

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  25. Hi Truedessa - wonderful poem ... the two of you have written - bringing so much to mind ... conversations we should have, ideas we can follow ... our own life, let's lead it and not be led. Loved the poem ... just so clever - cheers to you both.

    Glad you're feeling easier - long may it continue to get better - cheers Hilary

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    1. Thank you so much Hilary! Cheers to you as well.

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