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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Lydia

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



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This gave me a chance to pause and reflect on my own inner courage and purging Lydi, a wonderful reflective piece and claiming back of the self in some ways, thank you for the inspiration :)

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Lydia

1 Month Ago

Always pleased to help friends, Poppy! thanks so much for the review. Lydi**
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...:).........

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Lydia

1 Month Ago

Thanks so much, Sami. Lydi**
Sami Khalil

1 Month Ago

You are welcome. ....::::))))
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!





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Lydia

1 Month Ago

Kelly, I always appreciate your visits. Thank you. Lydi**
I know this poem, I live this emotion, I have dealt with these feelings. I am "still there"

Amazing

Trace

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

1 Month 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 Month 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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Lydia

1 Month 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 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

1 Month 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

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Lydia

1 Month 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

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Lydia

1 Month Ago

Thanks, Cyprian. Lydi
Cyprian Van Dyke

1 Month 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 :-)

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Lydia

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much, Gorthi! Lydi**

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