There Is Always A Choice

There Is Always A Choice

A Poem by Poppy Ruth Silver
"

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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A very fascinating poem. The vision, the amazing insight. I loved it.

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Thank you DIVYA :)
and may your garden and the satyr be a place of refuge always in your mind..

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Thank you dear wordman :)
exquisite language! Well done, Poetess.

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Thank you Rebecca :)
Amazing piece of poetry, the way you maintained the flow of the poem was beautiful.
The nature was beautifully crafted in the verses.
My pick
If this day is all I have
may the clouds slow their pace
let the heavens illuminate
Overall : Very impressive writing
Regards
Usman


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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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