“A poem is the very image of life expressed in its eternal truth.”
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A New Start Beckons


It has been a while.
Life wrenched in odd twists and turns
testing my mettle.

Wisdom still slips past
full comprehension and grasp.
Life can just be hard.

Small mercies cast hope
lighting paths out of despair
while I seek healing.

My head slowly lifts.
The moon sets. The sun rises.
A new start beckons.

My wounds slowly heal.
Full restoration falls short,
but I keep hoping.

Treasured companions
sharing my winding pathways
buoy my spirits.

11 comments:

Heidi said...

I'm glad to see you back! I've missed you!

Karen said...

So good to see you back Judy. May the new year bring you happiness and peace.

Sherri said...

Happy New Year Judy!

Here's hoping that we can all find a bit of peace and a few silver linings in this new year.

Mary Gerdt said...

So nice to see you back! I was just thinking about you and you commented! Cosmic waves? Have a wonderful New Year! mary

Josè Antonio said...

¡¡¡ Que gran regalo volver a leerte de nuevo !!!

Muffie said...

Hurray! Judy's back! Judy's back!! Missed these poems so much, but I understand your need to embrace the hidden life. You're in my prayers that 2013 will be peace-filled and stress-free for you and your family!
Peace,
Muff

Gail said...

HI JUDY and Happy New Year - I am so happy to "see" you, and read your amazing poems again. I have missed you and seems we are both on the other side of a big adjustment and facing a new adventure and journey. I am honored t share any of it with you.
Love Gail
peace......

Judy at Peace Be With You said...

It is so heartwarming for me to return and be greeted by such moving messages. I have missed all of you and the dialogue we had around my poems. I wish I could say that I am returning to daily postings but, alas, I still am not up to that. That remains, however, a goal for me. The practice of writing and posting poems again will be a healing step for me, not only for the trials already endured, but also for those ongoing and to come. I am not being coy in holding back the details of my current challenges. It is just too difficult. It is only through my poetry that I can permit my inner self to fly again, and I hope that avenue opens up for me again soon.

Heidi, I have missed you too.
Karen, thank you for your good wishes.
Sherri, I hope peace and silver linings for all of us.
Mary, cosmic waves, indeed.
Josè Antonio, el regalo es mutuo.
Muff, thank you for your prayers!
Gail, I wish you all the best on your new adventure.

Robert Parker said...

The moon sets. The sun rises.
A new start beckons.

A wonderful, poetic, right-on-the-money reminder for me. For all of us.

Well said, as always!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Yay so glad to see you back......write when you can, whether it be daily or not

Judy at Peace Be With You said...

Robert, those words are a reminder to myself.

Kim, thank you for understanding.