Soul Sustained

This Soul that is awakened
To people and space
Knows that time is fleeting
To run this human race

In-between the now and then
Wisdom please prevail
The trial of the ordinary
Hence I do despair

Fulfilled within not from without
The moments disappear
Achievement is attained by one
A lesson loud and clear

Journey through my consciousness
Destiny ordained
Pressing through no rest is had
My Soul I do sustain

APRIL 19, 2014

While studying poetry years ago we were given an assignment to take a poem and basically rip it off. All the great poets ripped each other off.  They even battled.  Look to Marlowe’s influence on Shakespeare.  No one is reinventing the wheel.  The above poem is my interpretation of Emily Dickinson’s:

 This Consciousness that is aware

This Consciousness that is aware
Of Neighbors and the Sun
Will be the one aware of Death
And that itself alone

Is traversing the interval
Experience between
And most profound experiment
Appointed unto Men—

How adequate unto itself
Its properties shall be
Itself unto itself and none
Shall make discovery.

Adventure most unto itself
The Soul condemned to be—
Attended by a single Hound
Its own identity.

Emily Dickinson

 

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I am a writer, poet, humorist, screenwriter, blogger. I am not a label. Out of tragedy comes comedy. I see hysterical in the simple. This is my head. I live an extraordinary ordinary life. I am inspired, creative, passionate and fiery. I have been through and will continue. I will put it down and hope you pick it up. I am exposed, vulnerable, honest and authentic. I am sarcastic and witty. My favorite thing to do is watch life and laugh and cry and start over again. I invite you to laugh, release and lighten up with me. When life has kicked your butt, it's all about the comedy! Comedy fuels me, poetry soothes me, and dancing ignites...

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