Sunday, August 11, 2013

Metamorphosis (re-posted from 11/23/12) In response to Mindlovemisery poetry prompt 16, Life Lessons



Metamorphosis
By
Lisa A.Williams


And so we stand
facing each other
ghosts haunting our past
fear lingering
in the dark of ourselves.
Years have made us strong
we embrace it all-
the old we couldn’t let go of,
the new which
 fills us with hesitation.
We sift through all
 those days we
 breathed away,
scattering ourselves
to a merciless wind
who will transform us-
                                                                   in spite of ourselves.

49 comments:

  1. great close on this...they will def transform us whether we like it or not...we have to face it head on, that is for sure....

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    1. Thank you Brian, always nice to hear from you.

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  2. The old and the new somehow have to find a way to work together....to transform somehow. And yes, in spite of ourselves.

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    1. Thank you Mary and I agree, somehow we must combine the two.

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  3. I didn't see your link up so I came here to see =) Change is inevitable, I am pretty scared of the unknown, positively phobic if I am honest. Gorgeous writing Lisa, filled with heart and depth.

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    1. Thank you. I always find your comments encouraging and inspiring.

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  4. Change happens at it's own pace and we change little by little...despite of our resistance.

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    1. Thank you and we do have little to say when it comes to the changes life brings.

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  5. Passionate writing...we start to change, when something in everyday routine have been changed...hard process

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  6. a very poetic way of saying things, like "those days we breathed away,". sometimes you stop and can't believe the changes, whenever did they happen.. lovely poem.

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  8. i hear a whispering of the passage of time in .............. a merciless wind.

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    1. I can't believe how quickly time passes. Thank you for your comment.

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  9. "The old we couldn't let go of,
    the new which fills us with hesitation"
    YES! Excellent!

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  10. you have captured the moment...excellent.

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  11. Lisa,

    Found myself recognising many connections with your words. Hard to let go forever, of some situations.

    Eileen

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  12. Fantastic write! "all those days we breathed away" which change us, in spite of ourselves. That just says it all. Wonderfully!

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  13. yes, in spite of ourselves... wind will
    - lovely

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  14. I imagine a couple in love/married for awhile and through it all continue to love. well done.

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  15. A wonderful thought, that though me may resist, our better nature will heed the call of the wind, the reckoning of time and change.

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  16. winnowing us into something more distinguished.

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  17. Yes, change is inevitable even if we try to resist it sometimes and cling to the past. But change is good ... growth, moving forward. This is lovely, Lisa, introspective as usual :)

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  18. nicely done.especially the last 6/7 lines.one could feel the force.

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  19. Thank you everyone for the lovely comments.

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  20. The regret in "all those days we breathed away," yes, that really got to me, Lisa. The title says it all, and yet the poem says even more. Clinging to the past is all in vain; fearing the future is often how we do breathe away those days... Wonderful. Amy

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    1. Thank you Amy. I'm quite sure most of us do have regrets about "those days we breathed away" I know I do and clinging to the past is definitely a waste of time as well as fearing what the future may bring.

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  21. It's often a shock to realise how far you've come, how much you've changed. It all happens so gradually that you can almost never pinpoint a catalyst and yet, your past self is a stranger.

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    1. Very true. Years ago I wouldn't have imagined all the thing I would go through and how I would change. Thank you for your comment.

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  22. we are always hesitant about the unknown, don't we? but yes, "years have made us strong."
    lovely verses, Lisa. :)

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    1. I guess we can't help but be hesitant about the future, the best way is to live in the moment, easier said than done sometimes. Thank you for your comment.

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