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 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

4 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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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 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

4 Months Ago

Norman223,
"That is why we SHOULD care, otherwise we could miss it." Yes! In this life we all.. read more
For me, this poem tells of the unstoppable inner desire that we (as humans) have in our hearts to live life to the fullest. This desire always speaks, even if we're too hopeless to listen. I interpreted the first part as the speaker showing how her inner flame still burns regardless of her pessimisic outlook. From there, the poem takes on a nostalgic feel as the speaker reflects on her memories. The last stanza becomes more optimistic as the speaker realizes that everything (even suffering) has meaning, even if that meaning is hidden in darkness.
The poem is strong in its message, and even more so in how it reflects the human mind in times of despair. I loved your descriptions and thought-evoking statements throughout; my favorite had to be "even darkness holds color." Perhaps it's the beautiful simplicity, but that line really resonated with me ... I'll be sure to remember it.
I spotted one issue though: "my *storybook* of feeble days" (Storybook is one word).

- William Liston

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

5 Months Ago

william Liston,
I am tickled by your review. Meaning and ideas which are somewhat different f.. read more
I really like this, even if we don't want to care about something, sometimes we do without control. well done

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

5 Months Ago

xoxo,
Nice to hear from you. I had not thought of this poem quite that way. You and all peop.. read more
I really like this poem
It has such a nice soothing emotion to it. And its something i can very well relate to.
"Past memories fade, into once shining days of life, once as real as today."
This makes me so nostalgic.....i literally have past memories i held on to so dearly once upon a time come back to me after reading this.
The sun bringing back power. In my opinion we ourselves are the sun and the power is within us to take care of ourselves our emotions and feelings and memories
This was amazing well done kathy !!

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

6 Months Ago

Pia Rarooq,
We are so intricate in our ways! Memories which happened in are youth; conversati.. read more
what can i say but a lovely flowing poem of words that ring true of life, change and wisdom. beautifully constructed and well penned write kathy.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

6 Months Ago

You have inspired my heart with encouragement! "Words that ring true of life, change and wisdom." It.. read more
I loved this, I mean I really loved this...so uplifting and rejuvenating, really. The idea of not being defined by past mistakes and focusing on the light inside us instead of the shadows behind us. So uplifting.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

6 Months Ago

James,
Your review has been uplifting. I like your words. It is so good to be reminded of the.. read more
Our past defines us, the trick is to accept and learn from our experiences, be humble and a little wiser as we journey forward!

A discernibly penned life poem, much enjoyed Kathy!





Posted 6 Months Ago


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Kathy Van Kurin

6 Months Ago

Tom,
Yes, "our past defines us." I like that comment because it brings we members of humanity.. read more
Tom

6 Months Ago

And to you K.
Kathy this is so beautiful it took me through a range of emotion. ... our lives filled with experiences, regrets and lessons, how wonderfully you touched our journey in this short time we have been given..... thank you for sharing this gift.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

6 Months Ago

Hebe,
It's so nice you have come by and read my poem.Our inner being-where we live, process a.. read more
Even darkness
holds colour...


Yes


it does.

Posted 6 Months Ago


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Kathy Van Kurin

6 Months Ago

Alan Peter Kelly,
It's good to see you here and nice to have your input on my poem. Thanks so.. read more
You care because you CAN and thereby want to ...not because of a "have to" as defined by another.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Kathy Van Kurin

6 Months Ago

Chris,
You make a good point. My thoughts to bring about a choice to think and then act in a .. read more

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