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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This is beautiful & gracefully written. I love it when a person can share specifics of a certain faith without it sounding the least bit preachy. In your author's note you suggest: "take what is workable" . . . that suggestion is appreciated, but not needed becuz your writing itself is an open invitation to know & share your way of seeing life, even if one is not of the same faith. To me this is the best kind of spiritual writing (((HUGS)) Fondly, Margie

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

7 Months Ago

Margie,
This is like a little gift let on my doorstep; discovering a review from you! Please .. read more



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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 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year 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 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year 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 1 Year Ago


Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

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

1 Year 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 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year 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

1 Year Ago

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Gee
To me religion, God's, are a crutch, a method of coping, a reason to justify our existence on this beautiful planet. I've never asked for owt and never complain during the bad times. For me life is for living, no reason needed, no one to thank for my life but my mother......but that's just me. Each to their own eh.
Good morning Kathy

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

Gee,
Well, I wonder what you hold to and wish for that sparks your life? You have spoken hone.. read more
Gee

1 Year Ago

My pleasure, hope you are well
Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

Yes I am well. I hope the same for you, in your neck of the woods.
Like your inspiration Kathy. Although i'm not very religious. I still like people who are.
Glad the library liked the flowers.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Paul Bell

1 Year Ago

Coming to borrow your flowers now. You sound like you know what you're doing.
Great Aunt Astri

1 Year Ago

Can I come too?
Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

Great Aunt Astri,
That would be neat! We could do floral arrangements together! I'll bet you .. read more
Faith motivates the soul as science stimulates the mind and imagination. They should go hand in hand and compliment each other. You have arranged this poem marvelously as that beautiful bouquet of flowers. Keep us inspired...:)..............

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

Sami Khalil,
Process is a mysterious and still unseen wonder within the power of this earth's.. read more
Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

All true. You are welcome. ....:::::))))
Hello Kathy,

Thank you for stopping by and for your comments on my work.

This one of yours tells the tale of the journey of man...

Well done

Alisa

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

Alisa,
I enjoyed becoming aquainted with your writing and am anticipating doing more in the f.. read more
Alisa Js

1 Year Ago

You are very welcome and thank you.

I will be back!

Alisa
Kathy,
I can strongly relate to this poem. I am fragile and vulnerable and I understand and accept this mainly from life lessons. I know the light in my soul comes the love of Jesus Christ. Thank you for sharing this wonderful write.
Peace,
Richie b.

















Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

richieb,
Life is a full cup of seasonal experiences. We are full, then empty; strong, weak. <.. read more
another can often mirror us...we see our own reflection off of them...want becomes need becomes one.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

Jacob,
Oh my! You have such a wonderful way of looking at things. I just loved it. "Want bec.. read more

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Added on April 30, 2017
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