Saturday, 2 October 2010

Soar - Writer's Island - Prompt #23

This was written for Writer's Island - the prompt this week isSoar

.: S O A R :.
We walk a path for so long
it becomes deep and worn
familiar and comfortable
our feet step into moulds
made by all the yesterdays
and the scenery is forgotten
it has become routine, known
we begin to forgot how to see
for we know our route so well
that we could walk it blindfold
and being unaware, we often do
the towering sky and soft birdsong
become background, wallpaper
and the well trodden path
becomes a rut
deep sided
stifling
but
climbing
up and out
seems daunting
we are so sure of this path
we know it like the back of our hand
how will we know where to put our feet
when we are not following the others
when the route is not marked out
this rut is feeling like a grave
so we clamber up and out
and realise that things
look different here
unfamilar and new
we can feel energy
bubbling to the surface
fear and excitement mixed
and we look around and understand
that any direction would be a good one
that there are no pre-plotted right paths
that all the paths are made by walking
our mind throws off its shackles
and now no longer tethered
our spirit begins to rise
full of possibilities
and finally free
we take flight
and we soar
. . .
.

7 comments:

Deborah said...

Absolutely blinking brilliant, such a wonderful poem with such insight, you could feel it lift you as you read ... just wonderful!!

Diane T said...

I love these lines:

our spirit begins to rise
full of possibilities
and finally free
we take flight
and we soar


I always want to soar, no matter how! Beautiful poem!

Mary said...

Wonderful poem. I love the shape of it and the thoughts within the shape! The ending is beautiful (though I can't shape it the same in response):

our spirit begins to rise
full of possibilities
and finally free
we take flight
and we soar
. . .

flaubert said...

I could myself being lifted while reading this!
Nice one!
Pamela

nimaruichi said...

One must keep on walking, keep on trying and not give up - beautiful message, beautifully conveyed.

gautami tripathy said...

SO positive and uplifting!

is it love poetry or missing muse or nothing?

Jingle said...

love it,

perfect wording,
lovely shapes,
talented writing!

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