At the Core of it All

5 Aug

This post is slightly darker than my usual “tracks” where I try to look at the bright side and conjure a theme of finding “contentment within life’s realm of uncertainty”. But when I woke up this morning all I knew was I was pulled to write something titled At the Core of it All. As I started to type - would ya look at that –  it came out poetry-style! There’s a first for everything.


At the core of it all…

Who are you?
What makes you ignite?
What do you long to say when nothing’s spoken?
For what do you purely yearn as meaningless motion rolls on?

Ahead of ‘I should’ and ‘I can’t’, ‘I wish’ or ‘I shouldn’t’
After the last phony word speaks and petty pedestal displayed
In the dry, desert-cracked search – are you quenched?

Between what he thinks and she thinks
Or what they believe and validate
Does their approval make you stand tall?
Have you chosen? Or adhered?

What does your heart beat for in the midst of its shadowy crevices?
Do you love? Share? Celebrate? Give?
Will you look back and feel…aware?
Do you flinch?
Do you even notice?

Are you trapped in your ego’s story as the violin strings sound?
Or are you weaved within the one interconnected, pulse-pounding, breath-expanding force?

At the core of it all…
Who are you?

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Potential Inspiration: Last night after Blair and I watched Sarah’s Key, I felt in the same somber, agitated mood as I had when I read the book last year. How could those French citizens stand by and watch thousands of lives be treated so inhumanely? How could so much of the world not even know about this massacre that happened, really, not so long ago? But then look at most of the developed world today. How can we so easily turn a blind eye to what continues to happen just because s’all good in our neck of the woods? 20 years from now, what will our generation’s and Nazi Germany be?  

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7 Responses to “At the Core of it All”

  1. August 5, 2012 at 7:07 pm #

    That was beautifully written. I hope u don’t mind I would love to read it in class this week! Wonderful.

    • August 5, 2012 at 7:18 pm #

      Please feel free! Thank you.

  2. August 5, 2012 at 7:19 pm #

    That was another excellent post today. You make writing it look so easy. Thanks so much for sharing. I really enjoyed reading it very much. Have a wonderful day!

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  3. August 6, 2012 at 4:08 am #

    Unusual, yes, but not surprising – this reflection must describe a current stirring. I have been in several places this weekend where this theme has been our topic of conversation. I remember hearing in school ‘history repeats itself’ – often this is disconcerting.
    Thank you for sharing. The words may feel hard to express but they are important for people to hear.

    • August 6, 2012 at 9:36 am #

      I agree. Thank you for making the sharing easier. xo

  4. August 6, 2012 at 7:48 am #

    Beautiful poem and beautiful photo.

    • August 6, 2012 at 9:36 am #

      Thank you! x

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