Sleeping giants

Reaching down
Lifting one by one
The lovely colors of sleepless dreams
Each disappointment
Every bit of sadness wrapped
In granite packages
Lifting up
Setting down
Moving the pieces from here to there
Each image of caring
Every scene of loneliness
Each whisper of unkind words
The actions so very wrong,
Sparkling like crystal
Lit from within by the power given
Lift it up
Set it back down
Climbing higher each symbol
To block the sun that refused to shine
Except in fleeting moments
Caught between a cloud
And the tallest tree.
Tossing another one on,
Keep picking up the rounded smooth stones
Stacking up and up
To see one carelessly roll down
And landing with a thunk on my foot
Bringing the realization to the minds awareness.
To see the castle created
Made of elements found
In parched and dry places
Where the sleep swept away the water
And left the desert behind
And these stones,
More stones as far as I can see
Tripping up the path
Losing balance,
Turning to find
The clearing where I left it behind,
Where emptiness waits
For me to tire,
The wind laughs like a comical jester
To carry it all,
Piece by piece,
Stone by stone
To try to change the balance
To remember once more
And finally To let each stone fall
Into the place it was meant to be
And to not have the need
For pristine mountains
To be content and rested
On the cleared path
Meant for me.

So very tired lately and each thought I keep stacking higher and higher, then I stopped and realized that it really is ok to just let it go, each thought, each thing needing to be tended to, when I looked up to realize the mountain I had made, how very emptying it left me I needed to turn around to seek the silence, to let go….to remember me, to just be. It feels good to be back, I’ve missed you my friends. Surrendering to the much-needed peace. Namaste.


22 thoughts on “Sleeping giants

  1. Lovely to see you ‘Letting Go’ and knowing we do not need to carry extra loads..
    As always your words resonate and I hope you soon find more energy to move you along your intended path.. Love and Blessings Sue

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  2. You are welcome. It’s been a long and trying week to say the least, felt like I was pushing boulders and getting nowhere but buried deeper. I had to stop and let it go….finding balance and peace in this crazy world…getting there with a little help from my friends here at WP😊 namaste💜

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  3. Dear friend, I’m glad you are well, now. This is a healing place, I made sure of that many times. I was building a stack of stones (and words) when I was away, too. In a way, it was a fruitful effort, because it resulted with my new blog, but those weren’t ’the best of times’ – you know what I mean. 😉 🙂

    I’m glad that you liked the poem. I was thinking of you, when I wrote it. Welcome back and I’m so glad you’re here again. ❤

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  4. So healthy to set down your burden in this way. My favorite line is “Every bit of sadness wrapped In granite packages” love that. I’m glad you’re back and writing! 🙂

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  5. Yes my friend, it seems a lot resonate with this…we are never truly alone to carry the weight, many hands make a lighter load and when we really get down to it, the brunt has been carried for so many years, it’s when we let the ego get involved and forget there is a higher power who carries so much, just let it go, all will be as it should be. THanks my dear friend, I always appreciate your wise words, stories and the steadfast support…my rocks of goodness😊 peace and blessings, Kim

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  6. The world had been wearing me down lately and I stepped away for a short time, only to realize, by spilling words like pebbles, the weight of the mountain was dwarfed by the love surrounding me. Peace and blessings and I am so happy you enjoyed…now please, take a rock home….its blocking the sun😊☀️ haha, just kidding, feeling happy of the sudden as a friend of mine says😊 Kim

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  7. Thank you Kat, perhaps mercury in retrograde has sent me slingshot ting across the barren fields, fall has come to the land and with it lately I had felt like the weight of each moment crushing me. Sleepless dreams, you know how I adore dreaming, eluded me so no escape there, and each word like a stone, I kept trying to carry them alone, yet found in a way by stepping away from my passion, my words, seemed even heavier, by writing, it was as if balloons and love lifted me once more….I need this, this place where I feel whole, with those who share their words and images, it is like food for the soul and I am a starving soul… happy to be back at the table, feeling so full, yet so light. Not sure if hat makes much sense but the dark gloom and cool damp air leave me pining away for the sun and sea, and that my friend, you know exactly how I feel. I thank you for the lavender, and I hold it close.peace love and friendship, Kim 💜

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  8. The image of a stone representing each sleepless dream, disappointment, sadness is striking. The immensity and weight of it is almost tangible. I can feel this place.
    Well done.

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  9. It’s been a crazy few months….felt like carrying too many stones, one for each moment, each issue….exhaustion overwhelms at times…..ready for the beach I think….someday😊 thanks Russ, peace and blessings, K

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  10. You and I both my friend….just need to let go and just exist again….must be the cosmic shift of the soul…happens every now and then but I usually snap out of it with a mental unwinding😊 bless you B, you are a good friend😊

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  11. It is delightful to hear of your great unburdening and to experience one of your amazing creations again. I felt the weight and darkness you so well described in your poem, and the relief that comes from letting it go.


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