Casting shadows

We box with the darkness
fighting the shadows of thought
moving like banks of cloud
drifting through soundlessly,
covering the soul in its silky threads.
We create the images within,
salvation a necessity,
taking ourselves to places far
and escaping the words that jab and thrust
meant to create ugliness
we search instead for light.
Through painted smiles we see
the truth will always rise like cream
swimming on surfaces suspended
held by the hope of a thousand beings
as we stir the pot
trying to bring up yet more
changing the grey thick brine
to a tolerable shade,
swimming in the shallows
we touch feet to ground
yet often wonder how long it will last,
as it trembles like set custard
we take a step forward
trusting in the higher being
to save us from the nightmare,
to deliver us to
the dream.

30 thoughts on “Casting shadows

  1. Good to hear that you’re ok, and the house seems to have held up. Cleaning up is a bore but always satisfying: you can see the result when you are finished. And the broom and mop and bucket don’t need updates or resets. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. It’s moved on…slept last night after eleven…winds slowed down to manageable….ear plugs in….mess to clean up….life, always a whirlwind of chaos some days๐Ÿ˜

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  3. you and us too my friend โค Gonna be rough Sunday around 2 am into Monday morning with hurricane strength winds (120 or so?) eeks……gonna put out a post to let everyone know whats going on, etc… love you E โค

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  4. Just woke up thinking and praying for you and others caught in this moment that feels like forever. So happy to see your reply. So not happy about Irma. ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Š

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  5. Just woke up thinking about you and all the sorrow and upheaval. Praying my way through this weekend. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ

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  6. Looking at 100 miles an hour winds Sunday night into Monday. Gonna be scary but we’re buckled down and ready…..but when the AC and electric goes out….that’s gonna suck๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป send prayers and ice chips๐Ÿ˜Š

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  7. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’•โ˜ฎ๐Ÿ•‰thanks E…trusting in higher powers, standing tall and hanging in there๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’œ

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  8. Wind mitigation? Wow. Sounds serious. Normally hurricanes lose strength when touching land. Hope that will be the case. Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys. Do you have a cellar?

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  9. Just read your last comment, and will keep praying for everyone and especially for you and hubby and your dear animal friends. Hugs and more hugs. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’•

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  10. Thanks Brian, we are waiting it out, storm shutters on and wind mitigation curtails locked down for front door and back lanai…pray it goes quickly, moves more East and no storm surge…..scary days ahead. Sigh send prayers๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Š

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  11. Hi Kim. I hope you are all boarded up, and possibly have moved inland?
    Be safe. Here the rains have been tremendous, a good part of the city was flooded last night.
    So be careful.
    ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. this is a first for me, and hopefully a last. If we had to go, we’d take the pets of course…they’re my babies โค I think I could live with a Cat 3 but a 4 or 5 scares me to death…..watching the neighbors and taking cues as necessary โค

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  13. I think you’re right Kim…Florida is everywhere Irma wants to be so it would take some serious travel to escape it. I often wonder about stray dogs and cats and what happens to them during natural disasters–I try not to think too much about it because it aches my heart.
    One thing is sure, folks in Florida have had enough experience to know when to stay and when to leave. Kisses and good vibes to you!

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  14. thanks Lady G, we’re debating whether to high tail it out or wait and see….but really, if it goes straight up, it will chase us wherever we go….have water, food….pet food, etc….shutters on the windows and shortly the drapes that bolt to protect the three glass doors will join the party…..it’s some scary sheit for sure! Yes, pray please, it’s all gratefully received โค

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