This Soul

This Soul

A Poem by Kathy Van Kurin
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Inner light of the soul pushing against the heart-mind within this life.

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This soul

 

Smooth human shell

-Holds vulnerable awareness.

My living Soul’s vibrancy

 -Swells life.

 

Clicking seconds mock

 But flee the piercing.

Life’s piercing Struggles

 -Are lessons.

 

God is constant and available.

It’s me today and yesterday

 -In the mirror.

 

Oh, I must hold my spark close,

 -Tis Jesus’ lantern light.

 

See, choose, and share

 For Christ’s light dispels darkness.

 

We are all partners

 -Within, this life’s Frey.

 

I have met you

-Hungry for meaning.

To be heard.

To be loved.

           

                                                         Kathy Van Kurin

                                                                                                                         


© 2017 Kathy Van Kurin



Author's Note

Kathy Van Kurin
Take what is workable to your own mind and heart regarding poem.
The photograph is of a floral arrangement I put together. It went to the library where it was shared. Who doesn't love flowers!

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I am a flower, nourish me.. delicate I am, shade me..invite me to endure time and i will still die but, be remembered for once having been alive.

Those words sum up at least part of my thoughts on 'the soul'. What remains when the spirit fades?
And that in turn, shelters others when nights are pitch black. Perhaps.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

3 Months Ago

Emmjoy,
It's really great how we can share our feelings and insights. A review such as the on.. read more
emmajoy

3 Months Ago

G'morning, Kathy. . Guess it's a case of 'try stopping me!' Surely we need to question in order to d.. read more



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Yes God is constant and available, it's only us who choose to turn on and off the accessibility. It is so lovely to see you have found that place where peace resides - fortunate you are. This poem encapsulates that feeling for me.

LOVE X

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

2 Weeks Ago

Life is full of distractions pulling at us. That we can find inner sanctuary is to me amazing. "God .. read more
The fragility of life is one of the things that makes it so beautiful; a butterfly wing, a gossamer spider web or a daisy growing wild from the concrete cracks. There is strength in fragility that belies the appearance. Perhaps all things have more to offer than they seem capable of...even we humans. Bless.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Month Ago

Fabian G. Franklin,
Thank you very much for coming by and reading and giving your honest appr.. read more
Gentle and powerful use of words. I liked the flow of thoughts making the reader feel the journey and the happiness. Thank you dear Kathy for sharing your amazing poetry.
Coyote

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Month Ago

Coyote Poetry,
You are kind to share your thoughts upon reading and thanks so much for doing .. read more
Coyote Poetry

1 Month Ago

You are welcome dear Kathy.
Kathy Van Kurin

1 Month Ago

Yahyabetchaforsure!
Ah! This is breathtakingly beautiful Kathy 😊you've described well how we as a human (covering) are way too different and evolved when seen through the heart's mind!

And your last stanza left me awestruck!😊

" We are all partners
-Within, this life’s Frey.

I have met you
-Hungry for meaning.
To be heard.
To be loved."

Brilliantly penned! *Smiles*

-Saumya

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Month Ago

Saumya,
"smiles" What a fun way to close your review! Hungry is a wonderful word which can ex.. read more
Saumya

1 Month Ago

You're most welcome dear Kathy😊 glad you like by review!❤
((((HUGS))))
I am a flower, nourish me.. delicate I am, shade me..invite me to endure time and i will still die but, be remembered for once having been alive.

Those words sum up at least part of my thoughts on 'the soul'. What remains when the spirit fades?
And that in turn, shelters others when nights are pitch black. Perhaps.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

3 Months Ago

Emmjoy,
It's really great how we can share our feelings and insights. A review such as the on.. read more
emmajoy

3 Months Ago

G'morning, Kathy. . Guess it's a case of 'try stopping me!' Surely we need to question in order to d.. read more
Though the flesh may wane and weaken, the soul remains the kernel of our eternal being, so believe and fly free!

Cosmically, ethereally penned to soulful effect!



Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

4 Months Ago

I loved this! You really made me smile. Wow; Cosmically, ethereally penned to soulful effect! That i.. read more
Tom

4 Months Ago

'peachy'.....Now I reallyI like that lol..
Hoe many do not believe in the soul? How many don't understand the quest for peace comes from within. At peace with yourself...at peace with others. And anyone who works in the Norse god of prosperity and peace understands it's all God's plan.

Good write, Kathy

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

4 Months Ago

Ted Kniffen,
Great review! Yes, peace is so important. We are complex and we seek the health .. read more
Dear frnd
Kathy,
How u explained the mirror was a touching part: I think so...
Loved your lines which I likes compare to my life .
Thanks
Rj

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

4 Months Ago

Rajashree RJ,
It's so nice to know you have gleaned something good from your reading. We are .. read more
I have read the reviews and agree with most of it. Having faith often makes life seem wonderful and very worth-while. But we must remember there are many who are not 'heard' or 'loved'. Nature, we must remember, can also be very violent and hostile. But, I think I am like you. I love to 'see' the good and really love it when I am 'at one' with nature. It is easy to feel then, that
'We are all partners
-Within, this life's Frey .'
It is then, I think, that we are most at one with God ( perceived differently by different people.)

Posted 5 Months Ago


Kathy Van Kurin

4 Months Ago

Great Aunt Astri,
Faith and relationship is something which is living and for me I am so insp.. read more
Great Aunt Astri

4 Months Ago

Yes, indeed. I think the 'ying yang' concept is a bit kinder that the ' good bad' And what on earth.. read more
I like to believe the 'soul' is that incorporeal essence of our living being. For whatever reason life's breathe has brought us into this world, the gifts of reason, character, feeling, consciousness, memory, perception, thinking, etc., are there to cherish and protect.
I found your composition profoundly inspirational; the use of wordplay creates a creative and poignant write! Kudos my friend …..

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

4 Months Ago

Phil Oz O'fee,
Hello. It was very nice to receive your detailed and well thought out review. .. read more
Phill Oz O'fee

4 Months Ago

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