Why Should I Care?

Why Should I Care?

A Poem by Kathy Van Kurin
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Just as this home made fire pit is cracked from repeated cold and heat but still holds heat and welcoming light of it's blazing fire we hold our own precious lives within; our own living soul's fire.

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Why should I care?

 



Why 


should 


I care?


But I do.

 

Minutes are passing.


  I remain in this body, my living soul’s shell.


Within this human house, a lantern is burning.


 This life, my story book of feeble days- is ageing before my very eyes.


But my soul’s essence is a vibrating inner living fire.


Days within Inner vision- observing past to present,


 Streaming always onward as future becomes real.


Past memories fade, into once shining days of life, once as real as today.


 Life exists- in past, present and future, like a circular ring of memories.


Even within the pain of past regrets over poor choices- stupid mistakes:


What to do?


This shadow’s path, sometimes a mystery does not need to be permanent.


For, it is in  the trip of moments, within minutes that lessons may be gained.


 Moving, always moving; our day’s landscape transforms within process.

 

We change, we grow, we mature; even in the sometimes dark places


 of our own making.



Where are the colors?


 Even darkness holds color


But only the Son’s power


 Brings  sparkles of understanding

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 And every hue’s sense of meaning.




© 2017 Kathy Van Kurin



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We stand , run, climb and fall. All part of progressing and learning our limits.
Your excellent final stanza shows that even adversity can be a source of learning, but the light of optimism is necessary to discern it.
That is why we SHOULD care. otherwise we could miss it.





Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

5 Months Ago

Norman223,
"That is why we SHOULD care, otherwise we could miss it." Yes! In this life we all.. read more



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Spiritual, beautiful poem and contemplative thoughts revealed...unique form, eloquent language, lovely flow, cadence. Serene lines- each one memorable and profound. “For it is in the trip of moments, within minutes that lessons may be gained.” So wise and true. A joy to read. Thanks & blessings wished Kathy!

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

3 Weeks Ago

Annette isano Higley,
Your above comment is so edifying! Life is a journey of day to day tria.. read more
Your powers of imagination are brilliant, using this idea of likening a fire pit to our own inner vessel of memories & hidden feelings. Your message offers fresh, unexpected details the way every fire has uneven flare-ups that enlighten the unexpected. Excellent celebration of each life's unique value (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Month Ago

Oh Margie, your own spirit is a joy. The way life is expressed from interpretation's heart. I never .. read more
Sorry for the delay, Kathy, but I have been delinquent in my reviews.
I like this piece. The questioning we deal with...the wondering what it all means...you said it well
'We change, we grow, we mature; even in the sometimes dark places'
I think I would look at this...
'but only the Son's power
brings a sparkle of understanding'

Good write.


Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Month Ago

Ted, your finding the time to give an honest review is right on time with our busy lives, yours in p.. read more
Wow, there are some incredible sentiments here and many hidden lessons too. There are certainly colours out there without names but one needs a time slip to see them without playing games. A lovely write and a special read to be sure......N

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

2 Months Ago

Neville Pettitt,
Hello there!
As you say above, "many hidden lessons." It is true we .. read more
Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

My pleasure entirely, Neville
Oh, Kathy!
Such an amazingly broad swipe of your poetical brush finds most all of us painted with the hues, textures, and colors blended upon the palette of your creative mind and glimpses of conscious wisdom and keen insight.
Whom else could perceive of life's trials, tribulations, beauties, rewards, temptations, sins, and gratifications, etc; every aspect of living and learning equally valuable to our mental, emotional, and spiritual growth? Truthfully, I don't know anyone else with that open a mindset that they would "care" enough to, even be able to, delve in such detail, digging to turn any and all things into a positive learning process.
"Minutes are passing.
I remain in this body, my living soul’s shell.
Within this human house, a lantern is burning."

Such deep consciousness shines forth from these three lines, alone.

There is no doubt, dear poetess, that if we did not know why we should care, we do now … smiles 'n hugs! ⁓ Richard ; )

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

2 Months Ago

Oh Richard,
You have shone affirming light and encouragement into the room of my soul. All I .. read more
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Richard

2 Months Ago

It's like two very close islands that so vividly feel and know of each other's presence, so beautifu.. read more

I loved the poem!
My favorite lines:

''Where are the colors?

Even darkness holds color

But only sun’s power

Brings its sparkle of understanding
-
And every hue’s sense of meaning.''


This is so true, beautiful and relateable :) !


Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

3 Months Ago

zaisham9393,
I think we long for meaning. It is like the spark of understanding, a light whic.. read more
zaisham9393

3 Months Ago

Thank you Kathy :)!
Kathy Van Kurin

3 Months Ago

You are so welcome and keep on shining your own special colors and light..........
"Wisdom's words cannot be cast to wind" was a line i used in one of my poem's and it resonates strongly throughout your piece.

Life is a finite journey. It has its peaks and troughs, and we do our best to always climb it's mountains and avoid it's pitfalls. But falling is also inevitable. And it is only from the wisdom we gain from our falls that allows us to rise again and reclimb those mountains, always aiming for the peak and to grasp the sun. And that is the beauty of life and what we should always care for. It IS finite so we best make great use of it.

A lovely write, Kathy. Thoughtful, deep and wisdom for the masses. Nicely conceived.



Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

4 Months Ago

Doodley,
Your opinion and open thoughtful response is very refreshing. "Peaks and troughts..... read more
"This life, my story book of feeble days- is ageing before my very eyes.

But my soul’s essence is a vibrating inner living fire."

That's how I feel more often than not these days: the "shell" is aging, but the inner fire still burns. What's the expression? The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak?

Thanks for a good read this morning.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

4 Months Ago

Carol,
You have made a very right on observation; the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.. read more
if only we could understand our own lives sometimes...what exactly is the purpose of our existence...we spend a lifetime trying to construe a meaning from a lot of darkness...unearth the secrets, uncloud the sun....
excellent and thoughtful write.
j.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

4 Months Ago

Hi Jacob,
If only.....As you have pointed out really says a lot! The intricasies of the comin.. read more
Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within the other person's frame of reference. And, sometimes that is very hard to do! This is where the human capacity to 'care' kicks in; it can make the difference between life and death in extreme cases. Loved your piece - very thought provoking. Peace be with you ...

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

5 Months Ago

phil Oz o'fee,
"Empathy is the capacity to understand." These words just became so real as i .. read more

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