still there

still there

A Poem by Lydia




digging

feeling like a miner of my own body

unearthing emotions

worthless ones tossed aside

valuable ones saved for posterity

feeling flimsy with looming possibility

suddenly the word DREAM comes to call

i scale a vertical wall of negativity

wearing shades to dim the catastrophic light

then excavate a bit more

swathed now in leftover courage

optimism sparks the fire

i always knew was still there

 


© 2017 Lydia



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dear Lydi, I have found that even in the winter, there are times I wear shades to soften the glare of reality... knowing that life is like holding a flower softly
and pressing the fragrance to our heart.
Our spirit brings courage. There should be a Rose named Courage. The color
would be the shade of a Robin's egg...
speckled with hope. Your poem is penned with tenderness. truly, Pat

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

1 Day Ago

Such a sweet and comforting review, my friend. Thank you. Lydi**


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Digging deep for treasures. Digging deeper for courage. Every step along the discovery is filled with risk and hope. It is worth all the sacrifices we make to unearth and share. An excellent one...:).........

Posted 8 Hours Ago


I love the nod this gives to optimism, to staying positive in the most trying of times.

"feeling like a miner of my own body
unearthing emotions"

May we all discover our "leftover courage"! Great gusto to this one, Lydi!





Posted 8 Hours Ago


I know this poem, I live this emotion, I have dealt with these feelings. I am "still there"

Amazing

Trace

Posted 1 Day Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

1 Day Ago

So glad you could identify, Trace. thank you. Lydi**
Optimism and hope the two drivers that keeps us hanging on. Lovely write as usual.

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Lydia

1 Day Ago

Thank you. Lydi*
Gorgeous poetry Lydi, it's so important to unpack and clean house a tad and find ourselves. Beautifully tender closing lines. Regards Rach

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

1 Day Ago

Thanks so much for the review, Rach. Lydi**
dear Lydi, I have found that even in the winter, there are times I wear shades to soften the glare of reality... knowing that life is like holding a flower softly
and pressing the fragrance to our heart.
Our spirit brings courage. There should be a Rose named Courage. The color
would be the shade of a Robin's egg...
speckled with hope. Your poem is penned with tenderness. truly, Pat

Posted 1 Day Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

1 Day Ago

Such a sweet and comforting review, my friend. Thank you. Lydi**
Sometimes we have to really dig deep to find our inner self. Nice write. Valentine

Posted 2 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

1 Day Ago

Thank you, Kathie. Lydi**
Well put poem. I also liked the tone to it, and these lines;

"i scale a vertical wall of negativity
wearing shades to dim the catastrophic light" tyfs

Posted 2 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

2 Days Ago

Thanks, Cyprian. Lydi
Cyprian Van Dyke

2 Days Ago

You're most welcome
All shades of emotions positive, negative and neutral lie in a home called mind. I feel as per our situations and character we evoke those multifaceted emotions. I loved that ending a lot bringing out the positivity in order to fight out the negativity. Very beautifully written piece, Lydia.
Lovely piece :-)

Posted 2 Days Ago


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Lydia

2 Days Ago

Thank you so much, Gorthi! Lydi**
Very Beautiful Lydia! How all these worthless and worthy emotions , all that negativity trying to gulp the positivity exist in the same memory, is beautifully brought out in your poem.That frequent digging to decide what to shelve what to throw out is necessary. A must do exercise for all of us indeed.
This write is amazing and inspiring one for me.
The confidence of that optimism and the fire in those final verses truly brings out the attitude very well.
Thank you for sharing.

Posted 2 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

2 Days Ago

Just as the drawers in the kitchen need to be straightened and cleaned out occasionally, our minds n.. read more

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