Not seen but still real

Not seen but still real

A Poem by Kathy Van Kurin
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The extravagance of moments gone running into a stream of gold- those continuing into future realities.

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Not seen but still real

 

Light casts a shadow and is caught.

Shade ponders our impermanence.

We may feel inadequate as a shadow.

Light and dark push against one another.

Contrasts need tension to be real.

We are shades within this life palette.

Wake up call, be aware, appreciate

Any opportunity to leave our mark,

Any shadow in this world.

Are we light or are we a shadow?

Sometimes just being a shadow,

A witness to another’s light is enough.

In this cycle of repeated opportunities

We walk and struggle through rooms,

Through seasons of light and shadow.

For now, till then.

Oh, the tremendous blessing of struggle.

We are alive to cry, to exalt in these times

Of light and dark, of life.

Let us ponder this year not yet known.

We have lived, we live still.

© 2020 Kathy Van Kurin


Author's Note

Kathy Van Kurin
How do we feel about the future- for we cannot control all things in life. What, how, who do we depend?

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i am so glad for another year....feel blessed to still be around...
yes, and i love the line "contrasts need tensions to be real"
and to see another's light and to be another's light...that is what life is all about.
beautiful write this one is.
j.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

7 Months Ago

Hi Jacob. Love to receive your input here. Yes every day we live is a another to learn and think and.. read more



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How do I feel about this year? It's a wonderful life! And I give thanks every day for the beauty and living of it.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

3 Months Ago

Fabian,
Giving thanks, being grateful. I need to connect with others and with God. How lonely.. read more
Fabian G. Franklin

3 Months Ago

Loneliness is an innate human condition. Every human on this planet feels alone at some time, even i.. read more
Guess I’ve always been the one sitting back enjoying the music while eating a piece of cheese... not so sure I could handle being the mouse that roared

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

5 Months Ago

McEltic,
Sit back and enjoy the music, mouse or no, enjoy your cheese and why not roar! Fun!<.. read more
The future really is a strange reality, ongoing like the days that pass by.
Humans are flexible, need to be as the world changes around us. The coronavirus shows us that as humans we are not indestructible and this on its own maybe a wake up call for all of us.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

5 Months Ago

Paul Bell,
The future as the past and the media is part of the current day for sure. As time .. read more
What a lovely work here full of wisdom and understanding. Knowing that we can't really know what is to come is probably one of the best and hardest learned lessons of our lives.

I love the way you weave this understanding into a larger question of meaning an ask your readers to participate in the journey of discovery along with you. When we meet each other in the uncertainty, it seems like the burden grows lighter.

I really enjoyed this poem, Kathy.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

5 Months Ago

Ellis,
Yes, to not be alone in our experiences does cause the burden to be lighter. I suppose.. read more
In the light of the coronovirus situation now we must all be aware that great shadow is threatening our light. As Leonard Cohen sings "There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in", so i think all we can do is keep looking for the light to break through the shadows .... love this poem .... it's one that makes you think!

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

5 Months Ago

Stella Amour,
Live in moderation of life and health. Remain calm and think clearly. Do a lit.. read more
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The only certainty is yesterday. Our control over the future is limited because we are finite.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

5 Months Ago

TV,
Thanks for reading. We cannot help but think about this life as it is where we live after.. read more
This is a thought-provoking piece Kathy.
You stated what exactly needs to be stated, unveiling the hiding truth of life.
It's a new year, opened with new opportunities.
Your questions are still keep me pondering, wandering in the land of possibility of seizing every opportunity.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

5 Months Ago

Kay Slisu Titiaola,
I wish you good and happy times in this coming year.Bless you and your fa.. read more
I think most of us live our lives in shade while a few find the comet's flare. There aren:t many of us who will be remembered years after our passing. However if we can be the light in another person's life, then that is beyond compare. Shade and light, such contrast. Each new year is something to look forward to. It is a time for hope and a time for new beginnings. A time when each one of us can make a difference. Beautiful poem Kathy.

Chris

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

5 Months Ago

Thank you Sharon,
Your expressions of hope have not gone unoticed by this soul. I am not to p.. read more

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