Monday, July 16, 2018

Who is this Person?

She portrays grace and beauty, her heart is one of deep compassion and empathy.  She creates stunning  works of art with her imagination, her voice, her words, her hands, her body, and her soul. Truly empathetic to friends and strangers alike she glides smoothly through her daily routine.
Oh, who is this person, she sounds wonderful!? 
Look in the mirror. She is wonderful - she is you and she is me.  She is all of us.


As instinctively as an accidental hand recoils from a piping hot stove, she shrinks back with a quick intake of breath.  From being the exuberant center of attention to growing suddenly stone quiet, her warm heart chills.  Her gentle words turn harsh, her tongue lashes out like a whip, her feelings scuffed over very little and absolutely crushed by something big.
Who is this wounded person?  She is you and she is me. She is all of us.

Somewhere between conquering and failing she falls.
Violently trembling she steps left and glimpses love just birthed; she holds dear communion there.
She eyes longingly to her right where there once lived love but they look away in fear of her gentle yet challenging countenance.
In silent desperation she looks forward for the answer.
There before her he stands.  Her rock, her center.
"Come here," upon her crown, he breathes air sweet like first cut hay.
"It is okay to keep watch to the East and to the West with discernment, but let us both forge ahead."
In obedience and submission and being given permission, with great relief in her spirit, she steps forward and places her hand in his as she follows him.
Her fingers thaw in his heated, life-affirming grasp.
"Who is this steady person?"
He is your Beloved and he is my Beloved.  Cherished, Prized, Dearest, Wise -- He is all of these.

18 comments:

  1. Wow Windy, this blew me away, so awesome! I absolutely love it!

    You have such an amazing talent for writing :)

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. Hello, Roz! You ALWAYS make me feel good about what I write. Thank you. My thesaurus is mad/angry/annoyed at me for using it so much for this poem. HA! Hugs!!

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    1. Fondles, you are too cute. Thanks for reading this one. I wanted to write something personally meaningful but inclusive of all you gals who might feel the same.

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  3. Windy, this is powerful stuff. I had to read it twice to be sure I understood. Then I realized that you had chosen to write about ttwd and the magic that happens between a man and a woman who love and trust.

    Hugs From Ella

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    1. I am not a fan of poetry and I do not enjoy it as I absolutely do not understand it. However, I do believe some poetry is open to the readers' interpretation and that is what this one is. I like your interpretation, Ella. Thank you for taking the time to understand it. Maybe later I will share what I meant by it all, but that probably ruins poetry, I have no idea. Hugs!

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  4. I felt your joy, felt your pain ... feel your hope ... hugs! ... nj

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    1. Hi, NJ! Glad it made you feel. Thanks for reading it! Hugs! Windy

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  5. What a beautiful, enigmatic, poem Windy.
    Rosie xx

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    1. Thank you, Rosie! I don't like poetry. LOL! This will be a rare type of post for me, but something I wanted to try. Thank you for reading it. Hugs.

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  6. Windy,
    I read your poem twice and then just thought about it. It is about we women here in blogland and it is deep. Her rock, her hoh is there to offer strength and protection.
    You are such a surprise, Windy.
    Meredith

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    1. Meredith,
      Yes, this one was a different kind of style for me, but I am happy with the end result. It can be as deep as one interprets, but, yes, that is how it felt to write it. Storm liked it, so that is a nice feeling. I am surprised I wrote it as well. Thanks for reading it. Windy

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  7. I am among those who read this twice. I love the way you did this...you have so many different ways to get your message across. It is a wonderful description of many who read here...hugs abby

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    1. Hi, Abby! I was wondering what you would think of this if you got the chance to read it. Thank you so much. I do like to try include all the blog land gang in my writing when possible, especially now that I am learning that despite our differences, we have so very much in common. It still surprises me, but in a good way, when I am reading someone else's blog and it seems like she's talking about me, too. Thank you, Abby, for your wonderful comment. Hugs! I still love your most recent Grandma story and am so glad you shared it!!

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  8. Not your typical post in style but completely you in thought, introspection, and connection to us all. Nicely done.
    Amy

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    1. Thank you, Amy, for this expressive observation of me (and we gals.) It is very interesting sometimes how one statement can make someone feel worthy. You couldn't possibly know that I needed this today and in my life at this very minute. You didn't have to show up here and read, let alone read something that doesn't even sound like me unless you take the time to look much closer like you did and then share your thoughts with me. From me wherever I am to you wherever you are, I thank you. Hugs to you, Amy. Windy

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    1. Hi, Terpsichore! Thank you! I appreciate you reading this one.

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