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A Look Inside A Poet's Essence

by Barbara MacDonald (writer), CANADA , August 15, 2013

"May we be strengthened with the understanding that being blessed does not mean that we shall always be spared all the disappointments and difficulties of life."

As I was looking in the mirror today, I could not help but have this thought flow through me...like lighting striking with the truth of life...an awareness planted into my consciousness. My mind wandering beyond this menial existence, reaching to a deeper level where my true soul resides.

I often times feel like God has placed me on a different sphere , a realm that is instructing me in what the true meaning of humanity needs to be. Lessons learned , often with a torment of cascading tears cried like a river seeking it's source.

As I study my face in the mirror I read my life lived. Is this the beauty of getting older I wonder? The knowledge that each line instructs my soul which I wear proudly. The lingering of beauty and pain, each depicting their own relevance. This makes me ME..(if you understand how I mean this.). This is why I will never wish away any adversities or joys I have been blessed with.

“The energy of the mind is the essence of life.” Aristotle

Through these thoughts this poem is given birth to ....

Putting my makeup on

I wonder if it will cover

The disconsolate loss

Of beautiful loved ones

Lingering always in our thoughts

Memories branded lovingly

Shall I put some blush on?

Lipstick painting a smile

More shadows, less clouds

Time erasing the pain

My heart healed but still

It lingers on my face

Showering within me

The birth of compassion

Won through my struggles

The sunlight gently

Touching my face

The gentleness of my heart

Filled in abundance with warmth

If times obliterates the scars inside

When the tears have

Been wiped away

Please leave these lessons

Placed on my face

Earned with the fierce

Beauty of all that

Is True and Real....

Copyright © 2012 Barbara MacDonald



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Barbara MacDonald is a writer for BrooWaha. For more information, visit the writer's website.
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By riginal on August 22, 2013 at 05:06 am

The fragrance of essential Godly essence. E senses your faith Barb and in turn embraces your thoughts and stimulating poetry. Nice thoughts...thoughtfully nice! But aint you always girl? Cheers.Have a great weekend.

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By Barbara MacDonald on August 22, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Thank you so much my friend...so sorry I have not been able to get on here to respond till today....hope all is well with you...:D

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By riginal on August 22, 2013 at 07:23 pm

68 a few days ago Barb, Jim Beam was the only guy that turned up! And he was tiddly? Serious, the doctor told me to do less strenuous exercise so being odd i only breathe on odd days now. My body is like a finely tuned violin...with a few strings missing...but i don't need strings,my missus stapled my pants on last night. I really am in the pram...sorry,prime of my life! You take care, must go, my pram awaits! Cheers. It's not what you do in life...it's life's 'to do' that does it for us and we're just along for the ride.But you knew that! Or does you?

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By Barbara MacDonald on August 22, 2013 at 08:03 pm

Happy Belly Button Day...belated...Did you some articles disappear too? and stats? lol...I hear we have a new owner on the site now...hope they get it working properly soon...take care my friend. :D

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By riginal on August 23, 2013 at 03:49 am

thank you,yes,and aha! :>)

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