Fragile,and art is my shield
It saves me in the battles of life
I still get bloodied and bruised
But have the strength to carry on
When the world and its mundane things
Its troubles and toils
Try to bring me down
I seek refuge in art
When the physical world becomes like a cage
Art is the hand that opens the door
My spirit can then roam in the ethereal world
It can be refreshed and renewed
Poetry, music, the beauty of art
Connect my soul to the spiritual world
Where joy abounds
Where it’s peaceful!
Can’t pretend nothing happened
Can’t pretend it was easy
Can’t try to sweep it under the carpet
Can’t let it go without addressing it
And what was it this time?
Why am I so fragile?
It was a marathon
A test of endurance
Putting one foot in front of the other
When pain, sorrow and anxiety
Was the order of the day
Everyone told me I would be fine
But in the meantime
I had to go through what seemed like
I know I’m not the only one who suffers
I know I’m not unique
But I have to acknowledge what was
I have to come to terms with it
Or at least be at peace with it
As I celebrate the return of light
I have to revisit the past
Arrange and rearrange the pieces
Until I’m satisfied
Until it’s ready to be a part of the collage of my life
It touches me somewhere deep within
It reminds me of the sorrows I’ve experienced
It lets me know it’s OK to suffer, we all do
It comforts me
It wraps its arms around me and tells me things will be fine
It reveals the beauty of the human spirit
It reminds me of how fragile we are
*This poem was response to a beautiful piece of music
called ‘oriental’ by Entique Granados
We hesitate to show our flaws
We hesitate to ask for help
We want to appear strong!
But is that real?
We can’t be strong all the time
We can’t do everything on our own
What we think will make us look weak
Is what makes us seem normal
Normal is being weak sometimes
Normal is falling down
Normal is needing support
Normal is having flaws
One must feel loved
And know that that love
Does not depend on
Appearing perfect or strong
Showing that we are fragile
That we break down at times
Bonds of friendship and love
It allows others into our lives
Everyone has scars
It’s our choice to show them
But these imperfections make
Us look real
Put others at ease
And gives them a chance to be strong
This is how we can build authentic friendships
Ones that will stand the test of time!
March 14th 2013
Sometimes I think I feel too much
Absorb the energies around me too much
Positive people lift me up
But negativity drags me way down!
Somehow I feel this life
Is not meant to be easy
It will always be a struggle
With brief periods of respite!
Struggling and learning is part of life
But I sometimes wonder where to get
The energy to carry on after having fallen down!
Sometimes I feel so fragile
I feel like a flower petal that can be crushed
And rained upon!
Sometimes I feel I’m not strong enough
For the needs of this world
That my skin is not thick enough
To withstand the bruises and the cuts!
Struggling is part of life
Joy is part of life
And the things that keep me going
Are art, the love of family and friends
My faith, and the beauty I see all around!
March 6th, 2013
Maybe I feel weak and fragile
Because I am weak and fragile!
Strength comes from another source!
I need not be strong
I just need to plug into
The power that comes to my assistance
When I call on it
When I align my will with it
And it’s not my strength that matters at all!
So being fragile is fine
Weakness is fine
Strength is Divine!
It’s a gift
It’s available to us
When we realize
Where real power lies!
It’s counter intuitive
In a world that sees
The individual as all powerful
And in charge
And that’s why I too forget
How things get done
And that it’s OK to be fragile!
March 6th, 2013