Sunset Strangers

Sunset Strangers

A Poem by Jennesis

Driving away from the stress of the day

The setting sun, brilliant in yellows, purples and pinks

Beckoned me as it burned off the last remaining light 


The intense beauty of this display compelled my spirit to slow down, breathe, and give pause


Normally eager to be home and stripped of my work attire 

Snuggled into comfy clothes, tonight... 


I listened 


To the pull,

Gently veering over the car 


I stopped


Marveling in the beauty of the moment

Bathing in the gratitude of  blessings 


I noticed


Joining in my pause were eight other people

who stopped too

Taking in the brilliant beauty of today's end  


My heart swelled as we silently shared this moment

Allowing the sky's colors to fill us each up 

Somehow, in some way. 


As the colors slowly faded

Dusk gently kissing the sky

One by one the cars peeled away

Each of us going our respective ways...


I am reminded


That beauty truly is everywhere~

In the simple moments of 

Eight strangers joined together

Witnessing the passing of another day


~Jennesis2016


© 2016 Jennesis



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Indeed a gentle and beautiful piece that entreats us all to stop and smell the roses!

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Jennesis

1 Month Ago

Thanks so much John
John Alexander McFadyen

1 Month Ago

You are most welcome.
Can I join in to be the 9th stranger?

Posted 5 Months Ago


' As the colors slowly faded ~~ Dusk gently kissing the sky.. ' such lovely phrasing and so very visual. Your words are life as it should be: tiredness and stress diluted by such gentle yet strangely invigorating scenes - unexpected yet glorious.

And, what's more, shared by others whose lives, different from yours more than likely, move on and away for home, refreshed, relaxed - maybe altered in mood, happier than minutes before.

Your words are a touch of '.. stopping to smell the roses is Nature's gift to the saddest of hearts. '
Thank you for sighing me calmer than..

Posted 5 Months Ago


Jennesis

5 Months Ago

Wow Emmajoy, thank you for the review. So lovely, and I think there's something valuable in this da.. read more
Wonderful piece! I look forward to reading more of your words!

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Jennesis

5 Months Ago

Thanks so much Nicholas.
well you painted a lovely image with your words

Posted 5 Months Ago


Jennesis

5 Months Ago

Thanks Wordman! I appreciate it
 wordman

5 Months Ago

my pleasure
You all saw something much bigger and more beautiful than the stress that you thought overtook you. Sunsets can show the beauty of earth to those that stop to see it.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Jennesis

5 Months Ago

Thanks Relic. Certainly an amazing experience
Whoa, beautiful words and story, not to mention the title, all of it was amazing to read!
"Taking in the brilliant beauty of today's end," was a great way of putting it. As if the credits came up afterward. :) The way you wrote it all made it read like a real experience, which I'm sure it was in one way or the other.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Jennesis

1 Year Ago

Thanks Cyprian! It actually happened! It was a beautiful night. ;-)
Cyprian Van Dyke

1 Year Ago

You're most welcome. So happy for you! :)
This is one of the highlights of life. when several come together to witness true unadulterated beauty. when a day passes with others. Excellently formed.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Jennesis

1 Year Ago

Thanks so much Ken~
i wish this moment came much more often...when more people would just stop and enjoy a beautiful sunset...normally a beautiful sunset just reminds most of us that we have to be somewhere in a short matter of time....

nicely done.

j.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Jennesis

1 Year Ago

Thanks Jacob, we certainly don't stop our busy lives enough to take pleasure in the simple beauty of.. read more

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Jennesis
Jennesis

Littleton, CO



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