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Musings Of A Poet

by Barbara MacDonald (writer), CANADA , January 03, 2016

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Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Khalil Gibran
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It's wonderful to be loved, but it is PROFOUND to be understood." Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." Carl Jung

I have grown weary of the shallowness of life

Feeling instead on such a deep level, that I question

Does anyone else inhale LIFE

Searching always for a higher place

A place blessed by empathy and compassion

Relinquishing bitterness and judgement

Instead, embracing another 's imperfect humanity

Holding them with understanding and forgiveness.

I exist in my own self-created world

Given birth to with many tears and joys

In equal measure, this has been my life

Lessons bestowed through fire and grace.

The triviality and egoistic existence

Brings tears of sadness to my soul

Because I know we are so much better

Created in God's likeness.

How do we get lost, lose our benevolence

I want to live heaven on earth

Rather than carry burdens of hurt and anger

Even if I walk this path alone.

This has burned my own heart at times

Watching the ashes blown into the wind

Like an innocent child being punished

For what they will never understand.

Copyright © 2012 Barbara MacDonald

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By riginal on January 05, 2016 at 02:37 am

Don't know whether this comment will get through Twinkletoes as there seems to be a hiatus on such? A lovely peace/piece, i would expect no less from a wonderful poet,take care. Have a great year. :>)

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By riginal on January 05, 2016 at 04:14 am

ed i was one of the original complainers about people using this site to flog their stuff. Now legite comments don't show?

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By Barbara MacDonald on January 10, 2016 at 01:23 pm

I know Rigina, when it takes a week for legite comments to appear it is upsetting, and it is killing the site slowly. Surely there must be a better way to address the spammers and floggers. Also taking away ratings if you do not post in a period of time is not a fair way to be treated. You earned those points, so how is that fair to do? Thank you my friend for the comment, you have a great new year too...:>)

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By riginal on January 13, 2016 at 03:08 am

Agree Barb, throwing the baby out with the bath water 'aint the answer. Take care.


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By HomeRearedChef on April 01, 2016 at 09:48 am

Beautiful thoughts put into words, Barbara. And I know that I have often walked some lonely roads. :)


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By Barbara MacDonald on April 02, 2016 at 08:23 pm

Thank you Virginia, our hearts very much match dear lady....We both understand that life brimngs us both amazing joy and tears of pain...hugs.

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