Thursday, July 17, 2014

Life is a Passage of Grace

The Mag #228 Photo courtesy Tess


In life we all have an unspeakable secret, an irreversible regret, an unreachable dream and an unforgettable love. ~Diego Marchi

It is
an awkward
yet graceful journey
the trek that each man
treads in this life.  Where
the steps wind in different directions
but we all still head toward the same higher hall
Hoping for some joy and longing to be heard stepping ever
forward on steps our fathers forged. It is a passage worn with hardship
yet still remnants of the beautiful tapestry of life's estate.  
So climb it's steps with all your fervor and hold the banister how you dare,
for you will have to brave some falls if you are truly going to get somewhere.


  1. This is wonderful - profound and mesmerizing, actually. I've never seen anything quite like it before. Really just a brilliant, visual poem.

  2. So happy to see your comment .. read your lovely (always wise) poem. Summer activity has taken over my life it seems, leaving scant time for writing.

  3. falling is all part of the journey...and getting back up...and keeping on moving...

  4. Ah, wise words, and love the stair-step form you use.

  5. Yes, in this life we have to experience a few knocks before we can go forward again. It molds the character. Great piece of writing ~ Eddie :)

  6. Carrie,

    There is a great encouraging spirit in your poem, giving a helping hand to the reader...Easing the journey to reach that ultimate place of happiness.


  7. This is one of my favorites from this picture prompt. You captured it in form and in substance. Awkward yet graceful journey and tapestry of life's estate were some great lines.

  8. Beautiful, my friend. I love "remnants of the beautiful tapestry of life's estate" which so perfectly interprets the photo.


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