Friday, September 10, 2010

The Winds of Hardship Blow In All Directions



We are not that different you and I
I can feel it in your gentle sway
you can see it in my weary eyes
like a high flag we must face the wind's blow
with a lumber strength deep in our soul
I might shift and you may bend
but we both stand up to what life blows in
side by side or worlds apart
each soul has hardships and storms at dark
we are not that different you and I
for we all long for acceptance and peaceful skies.



May there be peace on earth for EVERY man,woman, and child...no matter where they live, or what they believe.

38 comments:

  1. Carrie, this is so very true. Everone has hardships and tries to achieve peacefulness in life. Beautifully expressed!

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  2. This is wonderful...a stirring and inspiring poem, a cry for peace and equality and love. It reminded me of that profound and wise Plato quote, "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."

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  3. Thank you Mary...so glad you liked it...hope you have a great weekend. :-)

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  4. Thank you Sam...you are always stopping by to encourage me...you are kind to everyone! :-)

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  5. That last line says it all. Wonderful piece, Carrie.

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  6. I pray we continue to learn that the only acceptance we truly need is His.. and there in we find our peace

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  7. This is lovely, so glad I visited, you have a wonderful feel to your blogs.

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  8. Thank you Willow...glad you liked it...always wonderful to see you stop by. :-)

    Hi Hisfirefly...your words ring true...thank you for reading it. :-)

    Deborah you are so sweet to say that...i am glad you stopped by. :-)

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  9. I might shift and you may bend
    but we both stand up to what life blows in

    Moving in rhythm to the dance of life...

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  10. No truer words said, acceptance & peace is the key to living your best existence, love it .. this poem the feeling of peace flowing through it. Lovely poem!

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  11. "We are not that different you and I," If only we all could remember that, could know that....peace.

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  12. Touches the true and deepest part of our humanity. Beautifully said, Carrie.

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  13. yes, my sentiments too; if only . . . .

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  14. A beautifully crafted piece of wisdom. We truly aren't that different.

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  15. Stunning poem, Carrie! My favorite half=line...

    'we must face the wind's blow'

    Lots of delightful images!

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  16. beautiful Carrie...and so true.

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  17. That is lovely, and so true. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. yes we are much the same indeed...a wonderful write...and pleasant mag...

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  19. Wonderful magpie! Profound and excellent.

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  20. Oh, this is so beautiful and nourishing and peace-giving. Thank you for this Magpie.

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  21. beautiful...I like to think that my soul has an element of lumber.

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  22. carrie,
    Your words here reflect life so often. The pain of the bad and the gentle breeze, when good arrives with us.
    We have all been there!
    Hope you have a lovely weekend,
    Best wishes,
    Eileen

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  23. Carrie,
    This was beautiful I can seeing the harsh wind
    blowing a delicate blossom and it bending and
    being fine. We all endure good n' bad...our souls have to adjust! Thank you this was
    beautiful;I can see the pain and beauty!

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  24. Well said (If I'm repeatng myself sorry but havng probs posting comment)

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  25. very nice Carrie...we are not that much different...love the repetition of that line...bkm

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  26. Thank you one and all for all your beautiful observations and wonderful comments...the sharing of prompts,thoughts, and poems we do here is a wonderful outlet for me that brings me a sense of peace as well. Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! :-)

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  27. "but we both stand up to what life blows in..." Such a wonderful line, Carrie! We're all in this together, and must believe peace will become possible...great poem. Like you, I am so glad to have discovered this inspiring forum for sharing with like-minded souls...:)

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  28. beautifully said and so very true.

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  29. That is beautiful! We are much more alike than different.

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  30. this was so well said.
    peace be with you, my friend.

    Rene

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  31. So true Carrie, we all have our share of joys and sorrow, highs and lows and we all face the harsh wind sometime, so we indeed are not too different.. Liked your imagination on the prompt.. Great read really !!

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  32. Thank you one and all for stopping by to read it...your comments always make my day! :-)

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  33. This is my favorite line, "each soul has hardships and storms at dark." Problems are always multiplied and intensified by the dark. All of us, no matter who we are or where we live on the globe experience the same turbulent upsets and we all long for peace. Very profound poem Carrie.

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  34. Beautifully wrought.
    I liked this a lot.

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  35. "we are not that different you and I
    for we all long for acceptance and peaceful skies." Amen!

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  36. Thank you Steviewren,Cosmoscami, and Stafford...for reading it and stopping by...everyones comments always make me smile. :-)

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