Sunday, May 26, 2013

Communion



Communion
By
Lisa A.Williams


Is this how we live
our lives-
only being half of who we are
and giving the rest away,
waiting for ourselves
to appear
in some epiphany
where a flood of
awakenings jolts us
out of our self denying apathy?

28 comments:

  1. I think most of us move through our days, half awake or even asleep ~

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  2. Oh wow Lisa this is incredible, I can completely relate to this!

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    1. Sad to think of how much of our lives we try to be what others want and not who we truly are. Thank you for your comment, always appreciate hearing from you.

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  3. No! No! No! Lets not live this way! Let us be who we are supposed to be-live a life with no regrets.

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    1. I agree, this is not how we should live our lives but many of us have until we realize it's not the way to self acceptance. Thank you for your comment.

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  4. So beautiful Lisa, so honest.

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  5. What a profound question--and I feel this comes from deep inside Lisa--Let's hope this is not the state we must live in--smiles to you on this beautiful Sunday!

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    1. Thank you, Audrey. Smiles to you as well.

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  6. a very interesting pondering...for me then the question becomes what s the part we hold onto still...and why is that...

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    1. I wonder the same thing. Thank you for your comment.

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  7. Looking back to times like those written of in your poem, I can see the honing life gave me, to finally strip away to what my soul needed. Your poem took me back on this journey.

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    1. Life is certainly a journey, a rough one at times and I feel the same, how it shaped me and how freeing it is to learn what our souls truly need. Thank you for your comment, Sherry.

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  8. i do HOPE this is not true of all of us. Frightening thought.

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    1. For many it is, but hopefully we learn to be true to ourselves and give up living half lives.
      Thanks for your comment, Mary.

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  9. I am willing to bet we see just a fraction of what is . . . and a life well lived allows us to blossom and see the lotus within. This poem implores us to embrace our own full potential!

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    1. We do need to embrace our full potential and be the person we were meant to be. Thank you for your comment.

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  10. Oh, it is sad, but, I guess, living with half-truths has become a way of life and it has began to express these feelings more and more...
    Beautifully penned, as always!

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  11. Unfortunately for many living half-truths has become the norm. Thankfully, poetry helps us to explore these things and be true to ourselves. Thank you for your comment, Panchali.

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  12. Another Way To Look At Relationship, I Like The Pacing In This Great Choice Of Words.

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  13. Nice sentiments and applicable to all, true, why we always need something to shake us up, why can't we be just who we are....

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  14. sometimes the real world will force us to deviate from what we believed and wanted to do. your lovely poem certainly gives us much to ponder. brief work, but powerful.

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  15. In so few words you reach the deep. Excellent, Lisa, masterful!

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  16. only being half of who we are
    and giving the rest away,

    strong, very relatable little poem!

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