Untangle

Untangle

A Poem by KWP

there’s a darkness in

this entanglement, and

this entanglement 

is life


which way should one tread 

how to cut the path so the 

light shines through


like being lost in a dense jungle 

sun finds peepholes 

to let us know 

there is a way 


first we must untangle 


unburden of the unworthy 

unfetter this complex mind


find a simple path 

stick, stick, stuck to it 

do not diverge 

keep in mind the goal


stay the path


all roads lead home 


they say to take the middle road 

it’s untangled


did you fall off your path?

well, get back on

there’s time enough 


once you ask yourself 

truly,

which direction you wish to head


it is yours for the taking 

if you

stick, stick, stuck to it 


a release -

there’s a lightness to 

untangling 


up and beyond 

© 2019 KWP


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Even tho your msg is about untangling, the way your poem FEELS is like the tangling aspects increase as we read on. There seems to be a mounting frenetic pace which is emphasized by a bit of well-placed repetition, so that the delivery & the message seem to be at odds. It's like someone saying "I'm OK" but clearly they are spinning out of control. I agree that being tangled up is a curse & one nice thing about getting old is that my mind cannot process complex anymore, so I've had to simplify! *wink! wink!* Fondly, Margie

Posted 6 Months Ago


Life is complicated and if it wasn't we would lead boring lives and be alone. Sure, there are entanglements, but isn't that what living life is all about? The trick is untangling the knots that give us stress and then making sure they do not get tangled again. Good write. Lydi**

Posted 6 Months Ago


Life can twist-us up.
"did you fall off your path?
well, get back on
there’s time enough"
The above lines, we shall ask ourselves many times in a lifetime. Always a pleasure to read your work my friend.
Coyote

Posted 6 Months Ago


Entanglement is unavoidable. What you choose to entangle yourself with is the key to not being or living like a total fucktarded a*s clown.

A lot of people think that material success or social attention or intellectual respect is what validates a person's self worth. But they fail to realize that those are just byproducts of being confident in your own skin... they are not pre-requisites, but neither are they things to ignore.

To some degree we are all too cowardly to fully base our life on that however. Some can do it better than others but most of us are vanity projects in one way or another. Those who are unwillingly to admit that are usually the most empty, false or ego-fragile underneath. I don't trust those who just move on with a "smile"... they are always the most fraudulent and adept at hiding something we would otherwise call disgusting. There's a reason why the catholic church got away with mass child molestation for as long as they did. They were very good at the whole... just move on with a "smile" type of reasoning.

Posted 6 Months Ago


With a D Dave

6 Months Ago

Aww... I kinda like math.
KWP

6 Months Ago

Hahahaha - who knew !!!
With a D Dave

6 Months Ago

; )--------
you wrote this for me ..right?! ;))) oh how easy we are swayed ... fears, pride, lust and on and on ... the complex and the teeny weeny simple ...how will resolution reside?? ... a pinpoint of light ... i sure do hope you are right KW! and there is enough time for all ....

Posted 6 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

6 Months Ago

well ... that is the main difference in the teachings of Jesus Christ ... true enough our physical s.. read more
KWP

6 Months Ago

Hey you !
I’m on a beach in Colombia 🇨🇴 one more trek up to 4600 mtrs then two days .. read more
Einstein Noodle

6 Months Ago

you are so my hero!! :) trek onward ... each precious step
Just read Jacob's comment
He is so right
When I was poor and had nothing life was simple

No complications

Then I was enrolled at evening classes
where I met other people and learned that there were material things to strive for

Life became complex

I retired I had all the material things I wanted and
time to enjoy the simple things again

Now life is simpler and untangled

And peacefull again


Posted 6 Months Ago


For some reason, maybe because I just read an article or two in the genre, I'm thinking of "quantum entanglements" here , light dark, gravity, time, energy 'up beyond'...

It also feels like a zen exercise to "let go" - savor the moment. be.



Posted 6 Months Ago


Good spiritual advice here. First we must "untangle" from the complexities of our modern lives. Having done this, we then must find " a simple path" and stick to it until we find the thing we seek. "All roads lead home." A poem to be read when the going gets tough.

Posted 6 Months Ago


don't sweat the small stuff they say....maybe we shouldn't sweat the big stuff either...just accept what is thrown at us, deal with it and move on with a smile.
what we have to untangle is basically what we ourselves have entwined.
j.

Posted 6 Months Ago


KWP

6 Months Ago

Well said Jacob, my first prom in a while - finding it hard to sink .., if ya know what I mean. Hope.. read more

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