Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A poem about owning the right opportunity and pushing forward

Here's a poem where I wonder about that ultimate self push needed to succeed with the right opportunity. Once that opportunity knocks, I have to be ready to jump fully into it. To open the door, I may have to push through a ton of laundry and 2,000 matchbox cars :) I'll find space in my life for that chance. Now I just need to hear the knock...

Accelerate

If I could dance on the crest of waves,
propelled through life with furious force,
would I self present empowered,
or would I sink through fathoms.

If I could swing for balance on tops of trees,
bathed in primal light with rejuvenated pulse,
would I self assemble energized,
or would I slip through the stripped bark.

Thanks everyone for all your kind comments yesterday. I'm back on my Mama rock today and holding down the fort with confidence :) All the kids are home (plus my nephew) so the volume level is off the charts at my house today! Happy Wednesday!!

31 comments:

T Rex Mom said...

I'm totally impressed that you are still able to pull together an eloquent poem even with high volume decibels in the house.

He & Me + 3 said...

You are amazing with the deep poetry. Great job. you wrote this with a house full of kids? Impressive.

rachel... said...

You have such talent, you make writing seem so easy. I wish it came that easily to me!

Corrie Howe said...

I agree. You are wonderful with poetry. It's a gift.

Janna Qualman said...

Beautifully posed. And I'm so glad today's better!

Caroline said...

Oh wow...such a powerful poem. I really really love this one. have you considered compiling a book of your works?

Dan Felstead said...

Septembermom...so elegant! You speak for all of us here today. I think we all question the fact that if by chance we were presented with the opportunity of a lifetime...could we live up to the task? In my opinion...that is not a bad thing...It helps keep us humble. Beautiful poetry and one that I have marked to save.

Dan

Analisa said...

Loud and happy house, sounds like a good thing to me. :)

Analisa said...

Great poem by the way

LisaLisa said...

Wow...great poem! You have a wonderful gift. Let it shine!

Becca said...

That is a great poem. Thanks for sharing it with us! Hope you have a great day with your full and happy house!

kisatrtle said...

simply wonderful

Judith Ellis said...

This poem is sweet and simply beautiful, Kelly. It "accelerates" from the opening to the ending. Wonderful imagery. Beautiful!

Jenn@the loves of jenn said...

Beautiful poem. I am glad that you are having a better day today!

Joanne said...

Beautiful! I have no doubt you would "self present empowered," and "self assemble" absolutely, 100% energized!

Caitlin said...

Love it. So beautifully written!

Michelle said...

I think you know what you'd do if given the chance. But in the meantime, enjoy the bedlam at your house!

Warren Baldwin said...

By the way you write I think you would "self assemble energized."

Sneaky Momma said...

You are so talented. :) Hope you all had a great day!

Teri said...

Beautiful message in today's poem. Thank you.

Gloria said...

Powerful, beautiful and very inspiring. Life is what you make it, that's what I got from your poem today. Funny, but this morning Gilbert and George, our dogs, Colin and I went on our moring walk and instead of the usual one and a half hours we walked, without stopping for nearly three hours. We spoke, at length about our future and how we spend our time. It was very much inspired by the loss of my friend. A few tears were shed, by the both of us and we returned home very much the better for it. And then I read your poem. Funny how these things come to us when we most need them. Thanks for that and for the love you left me on my blog today:)

christy rose said...

Glad you are feeling better. I hear you on the noise level. Here too! :)

::She Poet:: said...

Seize the moment, you'll know when it's right. Mold it and make it your own. I love the forcefulness of this poem. The command to take charge of life, not letting it take charge of you. When you have this mindset you are ensured to fly high :) Sink or 'Accelerate', love the title.

Trudy said...

An incredible poem you have written here Kelly! God will let you know when the time is right, He's really good like that!

I hope things quiet down at your house in time for a good night's sleep!

God bless!

Beth Kephart said...

oh, you go deep.

Jenners said...

Very sophisticated ... well done, my friend. And I think opportunity will knock for you -- and will wait for the Matchbox cars to be shoved aside!

LuAnn said...

You are a great poet !!! Thanks !

Susan Fobes said...

Thanks for stopping by so quickly! I always enjoy coming to your site for a little "relaxation"-inhale,exhale, inhale...

Ann Victor said...

I think I'm going crazy! :O I thought I'd left a comment about this poem, but it seems to have disappeared into cyberspace.

Loved the imagery - in particular the phrase "dance on the crest of waves"! You're always so unafraid of making yourself vulnerable in your writing by exposing your deepest feelings. Something I need to learn to do!

Glad to hear that life has improved for you. :)

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

Knock, knock! It's me your destiny calling...
You can do it Kelly! ;-)

Elftea said...

I see your primal light being warm and intoxicating. wonderful just wonderful!