Sunday, January 15, 2012

'The Reel of Life'

A new challenge from the Sunday Whirl



'The Reel of Life'


Don’t talk to me about the old places,       
Don’t bring to surface the longings that    
Lie dormant and still in the depth                 
Of my soul.  Do not unwind             
My life.  For if you do,    
You’ll find me kneeling, 
Praying in vain 
For a chance
To go
Back.
Do
Not take
Away my
Resolution
To look ahead, and  
Contemplate the broad and crisp 
Horizons, and fields dotted   
With wild flowers.  Do not disturb  the
Reel of my life, I do not wish 
To make a spectacle of myself.  Please.



Live for the Love of it,
The Happy Amateur

19 comments:

  1. Lovely presentation here. I like life as a reel... hard to not replay, though.

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    1. Hard not to hit replay, I meant to say. :-)

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  3. Enjoyed the shape of this poem as well as its message. Well wordled.

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  4. Thank you, Mary, for your nice comment!

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  5. I can identify with the sentiments you expressed so well here.

    I particularly liked the line...

    "Do not unwind my life"

    I really enjoyed what you did with the wordle words. :-)

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  6. I applaud the very clever way you have woven the wordle words into this poem! Beautiful!

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  7. This is excellent. Live for today....the past can get us all tangled up. I love the format on the page.

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  8. Thank you, Brenda! I enjoy wordles a lot, thank you for the weekly challenge!

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  9. I love this poem; wonderful wording.

    Sara

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    1. Thank you, Sara! It's funny with wordles: I never really know if they've worked out or not. I guess, this one has turned out OK! :-)

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    2. Stumbled upon your blog after stumbling upon Wordles. I like this poem! Thank you for sharing.

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    3. Hi, Heidi! I'm glad you like what you've stumbled upon! :-) Welcome!

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  10. Fantastic job with the words! Very smooth write.

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    1. I must have done something right this time around! Thank you, Mama Zen!

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  11. Terrific use of the wordle and structure on this one. I think we can all identify with those competing desires to go back and not to hit replay. We'd love to fix all our old mistakes, undo the wrongs and uncommit the hurts, but going back to look at them can't change them and might trap us in the past.

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