Saturday, 29 January 2011

Once Discovered

When everything had gone

I found I still had myself

the grand continent of me

still existed inside my skin.


I took freedom
in exchange
for possessions


I filled the space

with trees.


I quickly discovered other truths

the infinite possibilities of darkness

that sunlight glinting has its own rewards

and that things remain lost until they are found.


- Susannah Bec 2010

Linked to One Shot Wednesday at One Stop Poetry

25 comments:

Maya said...

susannah!

things remain lost until they are found... just loved this one!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh THIS is one powerful poem, Susannah. I so relate to, "when everything had gone I found I still had myself". Been there more than a few times. And, in the end, it is all we come with, and all we leave with. I love this poem!!!!!!! I especially love "I filled the space with trees."

Susannah said...

Thanks Maya, it is good to see you. x

Susannah said...

Sherry, I have been there too!

It is an empowering feeling once you understand that everything outside of you are 'extras and add ons' it takes away a lot of fear.

Thanks for visiting, it is always good to see you. x

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

Nobody can take that away from you. Nice write!

Susannah said...

Thanks Eric. You are right about that. :-)

flaubert said...

Such wisdom in your words.
Nice one Susannah.
Pamela

Susannah said...

Thanks Pamela. :-)

Good to see you here.

Saadi said...

Love this one.

Susannah said...

Thanks very much Saadi. :-)

Paul Andrew Russell said...

This is beautiful, Susannah.

(Been there too)

Sometimes the things we leave behind are worth so much less than that we have inside. I travel lightly now, it wasn't always the case. Possessions can be like Jacob Marley's chains, weigh a person down too much.

Jingle said...

wise words..
stay blessed.

Zouxzoux said...

As you so eloquently state, no one can take "you" from yourself. This is such a poignant piece and I imagine written from sad experience. Stay strong.

Susannah said...

Hi Paul, yes I agree that too many possesions can weigh you down. It pays to keep in mind that what is important is carried with you always.

Always good to see you. x

Susannah said...

Jingle, thank you. You too.

Susannah said...

zouxzoux, thanks very much for your visit and comment. It is good to see you.

Bing (PinkLady) said...

"I took freedom in exchange for possessions..." i can relate to this line. what a beautiful poem!

Susannah said...

Thanks Bing, good to see you. :-)

turtlememoir said...

I love it! - freedom ... for possessions, ...infinite possibilities of darkness, sunlight has its own rewards. Yes, yes, and yes!

Susannah said...

turtlememoir, thank you! So glad you identified with this.

Good to see you. :-)

Michaela said...

Ah, soft words, lingering the created pictures, wonderful!

Susannah said...

Thanks Micheala, good to see you. x

Jinksy said...

the grand continent of me
still existed inside my skin

This is indeed a good truth to learn after thinking you have nothing...

Steve Isaak said...

Joy-smart work, tempered by reality.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Back for another read.....I think this is one of my favorites of yours...........it is quite wonderful:)

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