Friday, March 7, 2014

To Be Filled

Courtesy Google Images
 
 
Linking with the wonderful folks at Poetry Jam
 
 
 Isn't that what we all seek?
Fulfillment?
We stand here
in this life
like empty bottles on a shelf
hoping for something good
something beautiful
or of substance
a morsel of nourishment
to fill the empty places
that only something
bigger can provide
but we must be
willing to take a step out
from where we stand
and be open
to the blessings given
if we are
  truly to be filled.
 
 

21 comments:

  1. A very meaningful poem, Carrie! I agree that we all seek and hope for fulfillment and also that we should step forward and be open to the blessings that come across our way.

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  2. Hey Carrie...so good to see you again! I like the message that if we are empty we must take a step out to receive blessings. I think this is true. If we always stay in the same space we miss so much of what life has to offer.

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    1. Thank you Mary...I am glad to be back. :-)

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  3. We are all so very hungry. The trick, I think, is to hunger for the right things.

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    1. Very true Brandee...I am afraid I have been hungry for the wrong thing way too many times.

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  4. lot of truth in this...being willing to step out and be open if we are truly going to be filled...good to see you....smiles...long week...my dad had a heart attack on monday so my time has been in the hospital with him...

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    1. I am so sorry to hear that Brian...he will be in our prayers for sure.

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  5. this is really beautiful, full of hope and grace, that feeling of nourishment and blessings.

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  6. This is so true, Carrie. Your picture provides a wonderful visual metaphor for your words.

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  7. I like this -- we do have to take a step out if we want to be fulfilled I think. I like the photo as well and the almost-bottle-shape of the poem.

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  8. I'm always praying for the faith to step out to receive the filling. Thanks for your words today.

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  9. This has a lovely meditative - spiritual - quality to it:
    "we must be willing to take a step out from where we stand and be open to the blessings given if we are truly to be filled" Beautifully penned, Carrie.

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  10. More gems of wisdom from Ms. Carrie .... always refreshing!

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    1. Thirst for fulfillment graphically illustrated... true indeed, how we all crave for fulfillment! Sweetly artistic, sweetly poetic...sweetly real!

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  12. Beautiful poem, Carrie! True, we all search for some kind of substance to fill the void in life. The will to step out is the big factor of finding what we are in need of. Scary and necessary at the same time. Being open is also very important too. Great poem! I love the line "like empty bottles on a shelf," that's great. Chris

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  13. Such a great and meaningful poem..so true

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  14. Indeed! We are surrounded by so many wonderful, beautiful things that deserve to be bottled, and yet how many fo these we ignore?

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