Watching

We watch emptiness,

the dried hull of fertile lands

states of a parched world unheralded,

disrepair too far gone.

Dirt blows on winds that never cease,

sucking moisture into nothingness

becoming clouds so very high above,

we cannot touch them

they are not ours any longer.

We add water to the cracks

praying for some growth,

anything to slow the erosion

as helplessly we watch,

hopelessly we know what shall be.

We are the faces that look within for something,

anything that will turn this tide of darkness

and we speak our prayer words to the sky,

asking for relief at any price,

but we had already paid once so long ago

and pockets lay empty like the dirt below us,

our prints the only sign that we had been

until they too

were brushed away on the fickle winds

that carried us into everywhere

and nowhere all at once.

We write the testament to our being

wondering if someday and somewhere someone shall find

the strange inked symbols that will be studied,

will they take heed of the history,

will they laugh that we had been nothing

silly beings who could not stop time

to save themselves,

who could not learn their own lessons

marked hundreds of years ago,

by poor souls that we have now become.

 

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21 thoughts on “Watching

  1. Thanks Malctg,
    yes, man is an evil source of scourge to the earth at times, but there are still many trying to do their part to conserve. I hope we succeed. Peace and blessings, Kim

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  2. Sometimes they seem good to me, other times I think they are missing something or may not be 100%, and second guess myself with where I meant it to go, or to mean….this one I think to me had multiples….but I trusted in faith and hit publish , glad I did😊💟 as I read and re-read, it grows on me😊

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  3. Loved it as always Kim!
    This piece is right on point. I have often wondered what our legacy will be after we are long gone.
    Will we be seen as ones who righted the ship or will we be seen as those who couldn’t work together and therefore drowned?
    I really love the way you think….the things you ponder.
    What a beautiful mind you have my friend 🙂

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  4. I kept seeing cave sketches in my mind, people who came before us and how they tried to communicate, and then our inner selves, often dried out relics of our former selves, how we try to water, to regrow anything….one of those channeled pieces…I let it fly and I’m glad I did. At first it wasn’t making much sense to me….it is growing on me with each reread. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Peace, Kim

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  5. YOU! OMG! I hope you’re being tended to by the best nurses and doctors ever created. A heart attack, and here you are visiting….you make me feel loved and special, as you always do. Be well, holding my crystals and praying, so far away and concerned that you beat this!!! Email when you feel up to it….listening to Cat Stevens….feeling peace for us both and sending some your way💕

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  6. Thanks Tre, this was one of those that came from who knows where but would not let me set it aside, I wrote it and set it free, not quite content with it but I’m glad I let it fly. Your words make me realize that although it may make not a lot of sense to me on a literal side, to someone, it means a lot. Thank you for appreciating what at the moment I couldn’t….if that makes any sense….channeled from something that needed to be in the light was my original take on it. I will revisit it tomorrow and come to like it as much, I know, my own worst critic at times….😊💕

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  7. Kim, you do this very well: depiction of emotions…

    “We write the testament to our being

    wondering if someday and somewhere someone shall find

    the strange inked symbols that will be studied,

    will they take heed of the history,

    will they laugh that we had been nothing

    silly beings who could not stop time

    to save themselves,

    who could not learn their own lessons

    marked hundreds of years ago,

    by poor souls that we have now become.”

    I love this!

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