Tranquility unbound

We float about unbound,
our inner glow illuminated
by memories seen through old eyes,
never losing sight
of that which we know and recall
in our world we drift on,
spaces between yet so close.
We fill in the moments
word by word
from memory of days now passed,
we find a new tranquility
in just being enough.
Maps lead us through darkness
into the mirror lands,
face to face with our inadequacy
of touching and breathing
the same fire we had back when,
we were children racing
against the wind never tiring
for there was always enough
of that particular drug,
time…
the etched creases lay mark
to who we see now
when we cease to bother with the unimportant
and save space in our blue world
to come together breaking bread
and remembering
the important things that matter,
the here and now
and the smile in your eyes
as the heart opens
and simply says
welcome home.
We stood together
watching as the movement became fluid
and beautiful and no words needed to be spoken
for we knew
to be tranquil
is to be unbound and free
and we walked away
as a warm breeze blew
and I knew in that moment
the acceptance of never turning back,
to bounce about somewhere within
where that small child still waits
for you to come and play,
for the lights to grow dim
and the game to begin,
in a house built and lived in
by two small souls
still connected and not so far
from where those years intervened,
standing at the crossroads once more
to someday reach,
where the journey ends we will find
a place like this,
of peace and beauty,
of love and kinship,
of all we had dreamed
come true.

I had the honor of being able to spend my birthday with my wonderful husband and my little sister by my side. A day spent at Mote Aquarium, my sister and I found this tank and just stood for minutes watching the beautiful sight that lay within. Peace in a tank, a gift of beauty and the lovely day spent in the way that I often embrace. Within a world of nature, so many words, so little time.
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21 thoughts on “Tranquility unbound

  1. thanks Mags, trying to get back in the swing of things…just feeling drained and uninspired so I find it where I can ๐Ÿ™‚ must be what happens when I head over the hump to 51 yrs ๐Ÿ™‚ all downhill. ha, better not be ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Happy Happy Happy Happy Belated Birthday, Kim! I am so glad you had a great time ๐Ÿ™‚ And this poem, is an awesome reflection of something beautiful.

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