November 11, 2008

Poetic Healing

Filed under: Essays,Uncategorized — unwriter1 @ 12:45 pm
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A friend was hurting,wrote and sent a theraputic poem. It was answered in kind. The formating is different but each of these four link together. See if this recipe applies in your life.

But Then
It’s clear I let you down, that
You’re disappointed in me,
But then,
You should have known I wasn’t perfect.
Is anyone?

I’ve tried to be a rock,
Something for you to lean on,
But then,
You’ve found I’m really only sand,
Who knew?

I’ve tried to be what you want me to be,
Even though it’s not comfortable for me,
But then,
If you care about me, I know that’s not really what you want,
Is it?

I’m so sorry I fell off the lofty pedestal
That you had me on,
But then,
I didn’t deserve to be there anyway,
Did I?

My heart aches, I feel deserted,
Because I couldn’t fulfill this one request of yours,
But then,
I know your disappointment should only be brief.
Shouldn’t it?

I know you know I’ll still be there,
Even though you know now I’m only sand instead of rock,
But then,
Is it not mere sand that holds the mighty ocean within its boundaries?
Isn’t it?
From Sand Comes Glass

Tis sand that has the silica
Nothing more than a rock on the beach
In Chemistry, there is no replica
The crystalline structure is out of reach

A mere pebble among the many
Mixed with the more common ones
Silica is that rare gold penny
Created from only the golden suns

Only a rock you say
I see through you
Silica has a way
Of giving a clearer view

From this rock on the beach it’s glass we make
Add silver it reflects the wonderful you
And shows nothing about you is fake
For to you and your friends, are you true
So If I’m Only Sand, Not Rock

So if my friendship is only sand, not rock,
Then I have the strength to polish our friendship like a stone,
The beauty to sparkle in the morning sun of your day,
The softness to succumb to the strong waves of your heart
And bend with your feelings,
The power to hold the mighty ocean of your heart within its limits,
The warmth to comfort your feet when you tread,
The miles and miles of vast stretches that never leave you
Without a place to rest,
The clay with which to build the sandcastles of your dreams,
The substance in your hourglass of friendship
Which never runs out,
The resistance to withstand the swooping tide of night,
And still be there when the surge washes back out to sea.

But if my friendship is only sand, not rock,
You must cup me in your hands like precious gems,
Hold your fingers tight together,
Or I will slip through that sieve of your heart.

But, since I’m only sand, not rock,
Even if I slip through the parting of your fingers,
Where is there for me to go but back where you
First found me, to the endless beach of our friendship?
Because I AM sand, not rock.

This is not my genre

I don’t do poetry, I just write
But sand is the poet of the crowd
From the dark comes light
Her poetry is good, it sings loud

On one very lonely beach
A Texan reached out
To a friend she tried to reach
A silent yet loud shout

It was a troubled time
She was hurt and sad as well
Her pain was set in rhyme
No pain within her heart could dwell

T’was with a poem she pleaded
To lose a friend, she couldn’t cope
Revealing her pain she needed
To pray, and then only to hope


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  2. love those first two poems. You have a wonderful way with words and rhythm

    Comment by Patricia A. Guthrie — November 11, 2008 @ 4:47 pm | Reply

  3. You do have a way with words, Ron. Haven’t you considered a chapbook of poetry? Your prose is very poetic.

    Comment by Jean Henry Mead — November 11, 2008 @ 5:55 pm | Reply

  4. Hmmm – I think we have some talent here, Ron. These read very well. Not all prose writers can do verse. I liked all of them.

    Comment by paizefiddler — November 11, 2008 @ 6:02 pm | Reply

  5. Wonderful poems

    Comment by Joyce A. Anthony — November 11, 2008 @ 6:45 pm | Reply

  6. Thanks, Ron, for allowing my poetry to share the page with yours. I’m honored!

    Comment by Carol — November 11, 2008 @ 9:48 pm | Reply

  7. Thanks for posting your photo at my blog tour site, Ron. I’m looking forward to having a tour stop here, December 8-9, and appreciate you hosting it. http://myblogtour.blogspot.com/

    Comment by Jean Henry Mead — November 12, 2008 @ 5:52 pm | Reply

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