A Certain Force

"Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you."

~Oprah Winfrey


Poets United Thursday Think Tank #71 Energy


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There is a certain force that moves us
 like wind waves a flag,
 and the tide pushes forth an ocean. 
The energies of adversity,
 and our true passions
 make their way through us
 one way or another,
 driving us onward,
or pushing us down.
   Their power can make us stronger,
 and motivate us
 in ways that no other pressure can sway us.
Like the winter cold
makes us shiver,
and the heat persuades
us to thirst,
and
to
quench
it.
The
energy
of
change
has
an
impact
on
what
we
choose.
Through
 it
all
we
can
 find
 a
 force
 within
 us
 to
 survive,
 and
 to
 thrive...
becoming
 a
 beautiful
waving
 kite
 in
 the
open
 sky.



I have found in my life, that the struggles I have faced have been a driving force in what I choose to do.  In those difficult times  I have also been moved to find a way to better cope and survive.  I think even in my childhood, when I first started writing, that is what motivated me.  I can still remember writing my first poem, and why I decided to sit down, and put my energy into it.  There was a difficult situation going on at the time, and somehow that moved me to write.  The flickering flame of that heated moment sparked me on a journey that has continually been a comfort for me in life.  The energy of life's hardships, and constant change, have hurled me forward in my passion for writing time and time again.




Comments

  1. The paradox of writing...it requires and restores my energy.It is an outlet like no other, a patient listening ear when no one seems to have time to listen anymore. Thank-you for sharing this spectacular post. I love the blogs autumn flavor too. the photo is stunning!

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  2. nice...i think that the good and bad...all energy that comes into our life can motivate us to create...i believe that exists in all of us in some way...but pain is often the greater motivator...

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  3. passion is indeed a strong force and channeled in the right direction, it's immensely powerful...i like that you also throw some light on the other side, that our passions can destroy us - it's like fire. deep thoughts in this carrie and beautifully shaped

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  4. Beautiful Carrie!! And the music that played on your blog while I read this was so moving...gentle sway of music floating around me while I read.

    Well done friend...

    xoxo
    Lauri

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  5. Wow, Carrie, when I first opened your blog I was just overwhelmed by the beauty of the photo...breathtaking. And the music...and everything you've done to make the poem even more stunning. Bravo.

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  6. Carrie Ma'am,
    I certainly agree! Deep thoughts and a learning process make us to be more prepared to face little irritations.

    If left unattended these developed into big problems with much regret for not acting fast enough!

    Hank

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  7. Your words are well thought out and deep. Thank you.

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  8. Beautiful kite of energy, power, and positivity flying in your kite - so well versed. Well done.

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  9. oh, me too, carrie. in some ways I could even say that writing has saved my life. so, good to hear from you. hope you are well.

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  10. Splendid! I didn't know where this was going but felt as if I were in flight while reading it and then in an instant you reveal the kite.

    Beautifully thought out and formed.

    Perhaps you could write something similar for "The flickering flame of that heated moment" that sparked you your journey. :)

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  11. Hi,i like the post,hope you visit my blog too

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  12. very inspirational piece of writing

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  13. Visiting this poem once again. I don't know what struggles you have gone through, but I concur with your philosophy. Out of hardships, sadnesses, somehow we find a way to rise up, a way to survive. Writing is one way of doing this, I think. Writing connects us with ourselves and with others! And yes there is that force within us that will not be extinguished.

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  14. Your writing is captivating and your insights and views are closely related to my own. Im following! Love your blog!

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  15. Hi Carrie, love the energy seething in this poem and I can't remember who said it but a kite rises against the wind, not with it.

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  16. Love the song that's playing and your post is quite inspiring!

    Loved the ending to your poem!

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  17. Your words are beautiful!
    a
    force
    within
    us
    to
    survive,
    and
    to
    thrive...
    becoming
    a
    beautiful
    waving
    kite
    in
    the
    open
    sky.

    I can so relate to this last line; so touching and profound! Thanks for reminding me! Thanks for sharing about yourself and your journey! xo

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  18. I love the kite metephor. Deep words, full of energy and life.

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  19. What a lovely Poem.. Carrie.. beautiful.. I am full of passion, thank god, don't pursue things.. they arrive at the right time.. Thanks for giving me the honor to be on my page.. Well, I will stay on yours..

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  20. I love the idea of being a kite. Having risen above the monotony of life. Its a way of embracing and making what you have good. I loved the song that played as I read this poem. Thank you sharing such a wonderful piece.

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