Level load

We fill our vessels
gathering feverishly pieces of this
and that,
needful things we believe
will cure
and change the soul
in better ways.
Measured with heart
we fear the scraping away
the excess
unneeded
our truth unheeded
by our own minds that thrill
with the abundance,
quantity
not quality,
what touches deep is precious
but what of the rest,
the here and there
the randomness and whimsy found
so long ago
and we are blind to the original need of why,
when we felt it justly served
only to find
as the path moved along
growing treacherous with each day that passed,
the burden needed release
so the essence could move freely
and in the turning away,
the letting go gently
we found strength in silently scraping off
the dust and decay,
polishing the underside
where tarnish clouded the thought,
we shine in our strength,
we move in the light rippling in softness
like a sail of silk,
gliding in peace
on smooth seas measured by our souls,
balanced and ready.

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19 thoughts on “Level load

  1. thanks E, let go of a lot lately, feeling the incredible lightness and since then, so many good things keep happening, as if the universe is showing me the way as I float higher πŸ™‚ hugs and peace back to you ❀

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  2. Wise and beautiful words, Kim. We started the process of getting rid of “quantity” a few years ago when we were downsizing. All that stuff becomes a burden, and with each load taken to Goodwill we became lighter and lighter. (We still have a ways to go….) It’s also true metaphorically – getting rid of emotional baggage, old worn ideas. Letting go, forgiving…. We humans certainly know how to weigh ourselves down!
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend! πŸ’•πŸ’žπŸ’ž

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  3. I am feeling so very blessed lately, my slight changes that felt so huge, have turned into just what was needed to free up the soul a bit to inspire me πŸ™‚ thank you so much my friend, your encouragement is so appreciated, words could never say enough so thank you, thank you , thank you. πŸ™‚

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  4. Kim, I love the descriptions throughout the poem, especially here:

    “and we are blind to the original need of why,
    when we felt it justly served
    only to find
    as the path moved along
    growing treacherous with each day that passed,
    the burden needed release
    so the essence could move freely
    and in the turning away,
    the letting go gently
    we found strength in silently scraping off
    the dust and decay,
    polishing the underside
    where tarnish clouded the thought,
    we shine in our strength,”

    There’s a gentleness in your words that simply soothes. Beautifully done.

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