rigid with ritual

rigid with ritual

A Poem by Lydia







rigid with ritual

we wait for the midnight hour

minutes fold and unfold

months of memories

are finally ready to be pushed

into the archives of our souls

 

as if peering through a lacy veil

i remember jewels of other new year’s eves

semi-sort-of accomplishments

i now wear as amulets

like talismans they protect me

 

a clean slate is presented

there are no corners where evil can hide

father time opens his arms to embrace me

so i lay these words gently down

on the naked page

and smile

 


© 2017 Lydia



Author's Note

Lydia
Tonight as you toast the beginning of 2018 remember this....you can not go forward smiling till you look back and make peace with what was. We are a conglomeration of what we have experienced in the past and what we are about to experience. We are what is left of those we lost. May 2018 be the year "it" happens....whatever you want "it" to be. Make the most of this new year you have been given. Happy Healthy New Year to all of you on WC! © 2017

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The phrase "rigid with ritual" really speaks to me . . . I'm NOT into familiar rituals at all, but my family has been thru the years -- I'm an affront to their sensibilities becuz I don't want to do special occasions the same way or with the same people year after year. Reading this helps me see things from their point of view. I love what you've written in your author's notes, too! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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Lydia

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Thank you so much, Margie! Lydi**



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The phrase "rigid with ritual" really speaks to me . . . I'm NOT into familiar rituals at all, but my family has been thru the years -- I'm an affront to their sensibilities becuz I don't want to do special occasions the same way or with the same people year after year. Reading this helps me see things from their point of view. I love what you've written in your author's notes, too! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

5 Days Ago

Thank you so much, Margie! Lydi**
A wonderful poem shared. I worked New Year eve and day. Life rarely changes for me. It is 2018. I will be sixty years old this year. Have a fun and successful 2018 dear friend.
Coyote

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Lydia

1 Week Ago

And I will be 65, my friend. We are getting on in years. Sorry you had to work on the holiday. No.. read more
well my "it" is to be thrilled and enticed by your poetry Lydi and it will "happen" every time you post one of your creations.... you mention what we experience both past and future and I think one of this "experiences" is FRIENDSHIP and you Lydi have been a great "experience of friendship", beyond even the poetry and so 2018 is already filled with potential... HAPPY NEW YEAR LYDI!!!!

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Lydia

1 Week Ago

Happy New Year to you, Curt....I am glad we are friends! Thanks for sticking with me. Lydi**
Your poetry has always had the capacity of holding me in the palm of its hand. Is there such a thing, to be so captivated, and so moved by something that nothing else is within proximity?

Wishing you a most joyous and prosperous new year, my good friend!

...and thanks for sticking with me ALL these years!

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Lydia

1 Week Ago

Back at ya, Kelly...we belong to a mutual admiration society! :) I so appreciate your review....yo.. read more
What a wonderfully hopeful and inspiring poem. Tis said we're part of every experience had, every person we've ever met, every place we've ever been. QED - we carry experience with us into the Now and eventually into the Future you so obviously aspire to. Thank you for each and every letter used to share with your friends, readers all. Happy everything, Lydi.. xx

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Lydia

2 Weeks Ago

Indeed, every experience changes us...whether positively or negatively. I do think we learn from th.. read more
Wise words Lydi... :) , thanks..
Am glad we have you here with you to share such lovely and rich poems !

Wishing you a year filled with lots of happiness

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Lydia

2 Weeks Ago

The very same to you Galadriel. Thank you for the review. Lydi**
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Gee
I'm hoping with fingers crossed for more of the same and that death and illness find other places to introduce their miserable selves. Selfish I know, but that's the truth.
Happy new year Lydia, here's hoping 2018 is nowt but good to you and yours

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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Lydia

2 Weeks Ago

Happy Healthy New Year to you, Gee. Thanks for the review. Lydi**
spot on Lydia! spot on...this is a place one comes to only through treading an introspective path .. truths will light up each room and illuminate those dark corners that must be addressed .. it the inner person is to find solace .. i love this new years poem ..it is like juicy steak to a paupers palate ..so glad to know you here at the Cafe" ... peace and joy
E.

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Einstein Noodle

2 Weeks Ago

:) ............... you know...i have a lot of those too! in a manly way of course ;)
Lydia

2 Weeks Ago

Laughing here!
Einstein Noodle

2 Weeks Ago

:) ...................
I love this hopeful poem, wistful as this year was, in past tense all but over now, out with the old , in with the new " they" say, that is too what this poem says to me.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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Lydia

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you so much, Corset. May 2018 be wonderful for you. Lydi**
dear Lydia... yours is a very peaceful and hopeful poem for the New Year. We have an empty Mantle to fill with new beginnings blessed by spirits that linger in our heart and soul. Remembering Jewels of other New Years will give us Pearls of wisdom to develop a threshold of optimism. May we be diligent in
believing in G-d's promise of Rainbows. truly, Pat

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Lydia

2 Weeks Ago

Rainbows and dreams...and stars to wish upon. It all begins again at midnight tonight. Happy Healt.. read more
Patricia Wedel

2 Weeks Ago

And Happy New Year to you and Steven...
May the New Year be prosperous and bright as an Eve.. read more

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