There Is Always A Choice

There Is Always A Choice

A Poem by Poppy Ruth Silver
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The woods are a place of mystery and sometimes give you visions from other worlds...

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Today is all you have

said Pan as he bent to pick flowers

from patchouli scented earth

 

His tall, abnormal presence 

stooped in awkward posture

focused on nature’s treasures

 

It is true

the centre of the woods

have always held mystery

 

Yet never had I thought it possible

to meet such an entity

in daylight glow

 

A god of the wild, no less

with legs and horns

of a goat

 

It isn't every day

you meet a satyr 

adorned with moss

 

Somehow 

I had entered another realm

of perception

 

Today is all you have

he repeated in a gruff voice

daffodils held to his chest

 

I knew then as I had for a long time

that life had tilted the scales

rose petals had fallen on silent ground

 

Yet without darkness

how does one befriend

subtle warmth of light

 

If this day is all I have

may the clouds slow their pace

let the heavens illuminate

 

Let flaws be small mercies

in order to evolve

in this strange, unknown world

 

Allow me to inhale

the sweet fragrance of the flowers

you so gracefully pluck 


It isn't every day

you meet a satyr 

with wise words to bestow

 

Let me be as the gentle rose

balanced with both heart and thorns

in life’s surreal ebb and flow


Perception will alter or falter

only the self can choose

whether to wilt or grow





© 2016 PoppySilver


© 2016 Poppy Ruth Silver



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dan
This piece has a very beautiful but surreal feeling to it. Pan's words of wisdom, "Today is all you have," are so true. We may plan for the future but each day must be lived in the present. Tomorrow is the next today. A James Dean quote from one of his movies: "Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today." Todays are entities that demand our attention, watching our step as we pick the pretty flowers.
Wonderful piece, Poppy. take care...dan

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Poppy Ruth Silver

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Thank you Dan, always a pleasure to hear your thoughts :)



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One teaches in words so well, you are a true artist.

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Thank you dear Thomas :)
beautiful, darkness would be the victor were it not for the light

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Thank you :)
How beautiful this is poppy, loved the message through your poetic story here... There is always a choice no matter what the situation is, as the saying goes "We tend to get what we expect"... We can choose to dwell on the past or take lessons from our past and move on with life to make better decisions for the future... I truly loved the message...

Sincerely
Dhiman

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Many thanks Dhiman, I am glad you enjoyed, much appreciated :)
Let me be as the gentle rose
balanced with both heart and thorns
in life’s surreal ebb and flow

This is beautiful. I'm a thistle I guess. A weed.

Found this fascinating. A poetic story wound around a lesson - gentle and truthful. Wild satyrs with blooms and words of wisdom. It made me smile but also made me cringe a little because I am mostly thorn - and we only have today. We are never promised tomorrow.
Well done.

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Many thanks TL...your thoughts are always appreciated :)
so mesmerizing..beautifully written... :)

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much Happy hours :)
Thank you for taking us to this beautiful and surreal journey of extreme beauty my love. Recently I read "Your senses create the reality" and yours are doing wonderful job ;)

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Thank you beautiful ♥
What can I say Poppy??? Just breath taking beautiful poetry! Mystical and enchanting! Thank you for sharing.

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Many thanks Andrew :)
Your poem took me to another world! When you wrote "perception will alter or falter, only the self can choose to grow" can you please explain some of this to me? The line between perception and the self? Or the meaning? Lovely poem you wrote!

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Thank you for your lovely thoughts Nay-Yar Floralisa :) I mean that we choose what we wish to see, i.. read more
Nia Lisa

1 Year Ago

Lovely! Now I get it :)
How absolutely beautiful, I especially like the last two stanzas

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Hardeep, thank you :)
A beautiful poem. I liked these lines:
Yet without darkness
how does one befriend
subtle warmth of light

If this day is all I have
may the clouds slow their pace
let the heavens illuminate

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Shabeeh, thank you very much :)

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Poppy Ruth Silver
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Merry Meet all, welcome to my page. I write mainly poetry but I also write stream of thought prose. I also create spoken word poetry and have a couple of novels on the go (dust covered albeit;) My .. more..

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