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Picture taken by my friend Cyndi Leos....thank you Cyndi.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Magpie 51: Going In The Right Direction...

Photo by Tess Kincaid
Challenge from Magpie Tales

early on
happiness
was my goal...
 decisions to
 lay out my life
like purposely laid bricks
digging deep enough
to level my base
for a good foundation
giving thought to each
brick
as a lesson
an experience
an opportunity
taking into consideration
how each will fit
coordinate
blend, mesh
how it feels... 
cautious, deliberate
taking the time
but often
spontaneously
randomly leaping
across and back...
facing fears
 enjoying the challenge,
one by one
until it formed
my path..
filling it in
with sands of time
molding it
with tears of joy
and sorrow
learning
strength comes
from diligence
and gentle thoughts
remembering
it is custom made
according to
what is
close to my
heart...
over the years
it has become weathered,
worn,
well tested...
the elements have
chipped out pieces
yet my foundation
is strong, 
keeping it together
despite occasional trips
or falls...
to get back up
 keep going
 having the knowledge
to re-do
or replace
what needs fixing.
putting forth
my best effort
expecting
optimistic results
step by step
getting older
hopefully wiser,
 occasionally
looking back
comparing,
adjusting,
growing,
knowing
as long as
my face
wears a smile
I know
I am going
in the right direction...

~dkb~

8 comments:

DJan said...

Lovely poem, Donna. You are very talented at putting your feelings into words. Thank you so much for sharing this.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

awesome! you rock with words.

Donna B said...

DJan and Teresa: Thank you both for your kind compliments...

Tess Kincaid said...

You're obviously going in the right direction!

Kass said...

I love the way you've piled your words one on top of another like bricks. You've built a meaningful expression.

Donna B said...

Tess: Thanks...I think so too...at least it feels I am...

Kass: I love the way you described my poem...thank you very much!

Southwest Arkie said...

Fantabulous journey from the beginning to the end...another great mag!

Jingle said...

going in the right direction is cool.

cheers.