See Things For What They Can Be

My Experience Is–

Here I sit all in wonder, the past few weeks I’ve been waaaay down under.

Feeling better now not totally sure, what brought the change, to my door.

I received a message from a dear sweet friend, telling me to get it together I can’t pretend,

That I’ve not been myself to do and create, but Someone else who had taken a stake

And drove it deep within, my very being, causing such a stir I was not singing

Nor feeling very jolly, but stiff as a board to be used as a dolly,

To move objects, from here to there;  now that the cloud is gone and in the air,

Is the feeing of hope, and as I tried to cope,

I did my daily prayer, and wondered then, what I thought was unfair.

Why do these things happen to me? I give of myself totally free,

Of seeking in return a favor or two. That’s just me, and how I am through

And through, but still I wonder at times, and know to be true,

That coming from this I will be stronger and wiser. I will take this experience to use as a visor,

Because when the sun is bright I want to see, and use the visor—God’s gift to me.

This is my first poem posted publicly. I have no record of any poems I have written in the past…except for one. The others are lost.

This poem was first posted on my other blog on Blogger at Whatr U Workin On?

The original post date is June 23, 2010

I am linking this to Thursday Poets Rally Week 43


Comments on: "My Experience Is–" (15)

  1. got a wordpress blog, cool.

    welcome to the rally.
    Glad to have you share your amazing talent.


    • Hi Jingle, yes I’ve had it for a few years…I’ll be doing all my poetry from here now.
      Thank you for your kind words Ji…and all of your support. 🙂


  2. I like the strong voice and message that comes through in this poem.


    • Neezes, hi and thanks for stopping in. That was during hard times last year…
      a friend of mine gave me a swift kick in the email to give me a jump start on the road to rebound.
      I appreciate your comment very much…thanks.


  3. Great write, sounds like things came to a positive end & that’s always good:-)


    • I’ve had the pleasure of going through a great deal more from the time of that write up until now…
      where things are starting to level off somewhat.

      Yes, it is coming up positive….thanks for stopping in, the door is always open.


  4. I like to believe that past experiences in life do indeed make us wiser and stronger.
    You did well with this one.

    Thanks for sharing.


    • The key is to learn from the experiences…even though some may linger, in thought long after…they produce strength.
      Thank you Andy


  5. This really reminded me of some of my favorite poets from the romantic era (Poe, Dickinson, ect.)
    I really enjoyed the rhythm and the rhyme of this.
    Great job!


  6. Great metaphor with the visor. Great poem.


  7. Good luck on your come back! Very well expressed poem.


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