Monday, November 14, 2011

wisps of wilderness

Magpie Tales


Shadowed by what I'd hoped to be
and what I became

Every chair offered a different outcome
every class a different possibility

Regrets belong only to the weak minded
the strong stand up and embrace
who and what they are

Working within the frame work of
one's God given talents
yet pushing humanities envelope
just a bit past the brink of
what was thought
not possible

a leafless tree still
provides sanctuary
for all who flock
to it.


12 comments:

Tino said...

"Every chair offered a different outcome
every class a different possibility"

That is a slant I had not considered. I really like what you did with this.

Claudia said...

the strong stand up and embrace who and what they are.. needs much strength to do this...love the title...wisps of wilderness..nice..

Brian Miller said...

nice...love that stanza on the leafless tree...great allusion there...so many other chairs we could have taken but...

Jinksy said...

the strong stand up and embrace
who and what they are

How very true! :)

Kay said...

i loved what you did with this and it really hit a nerve in me!!!...boy are a lot of those chairs mine!!!! xxxlol

Shawna said...

I really liked the part about those who stand up and also your closing:

"a leafless tree still
provides sanctuary
for all who flock
to it."

Morning said...

a leafless tree still
provides sanctuary
for all who flock
to it.


love the imagery of this, well done.

Tumblewords: said...

Very nice imagery!

Lydia said...

Really lovely. Your take on this gives a whole different personality to the girl in the photo for me: she takes on the role of a philosopher, and I love it.

mylittlewordz said...

I like that last part about the leafless tree, very cute phrasing.
Jamie

Helen said...

The challenge is often in the choosing ... so many chairs.

Berowne said...

First-class seating... :-)