Find Common Ground

All around me, people watch the burning
called by each old twisted fragment flame-lit
behavior choosing sides, reaching, yearning
for change yet stuck, mired in the same shit.

The illusion of individuality like a mask
in the divide and conquer game, we’re played
like pawns. We’re all connected and we’re tasked
with one specific song to sing today.

A bullfrog croaks just as the sprinklers hiss
on bark the sun blesses before the storm.
I’m taking respite in a zone of peace
while the old systems crash, collapse and harm

the young like waving branches in these gusts
carried by passionate agility.
They think me gelid. As I praise love thrusts
while fear seeks symptom’s culpability.

Can you see the strong trunk and the deep roots?
We hold. Believe nothing is as it seems.
Create reality. Choose words to suit
our highest trajectory–rise from dreams!

Inspired by: Zone, Gelid, Behavior and Respite.

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Victoria Stuart

I'm a poet, philosopher and inner seeker. A giver, lover and a healer who studies the heart.

4 thoughts on “Find Common Ground”

  1. Victoria, I love your latest poem but comments seem to be off on that post and on your Contact Me page……….I especially liked “I am receiving, my heart full and clear.” So joyous, it is wonderful to read something so affirming this morning.

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    1. Thank you so much, Sherry. My internet service has been off and on, thought I hit “publish” and found it in drafts. Hopefully I straightened it out. Not sure how comments got disallowed or if what I did fixed that. I really appreciate your comments and letting me know!

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