Sunday, January 8, 2012


Entering the sunset years
Centering thoughts on unfinished dreams
Winding through our tired themes
Finding we still have much to do
Blasting away all we thought we knew
Casting wishes to the sky
Praying with one open eye
Staying focused on our tasks
Peeling away the cracking masks
Revealing all the wasted hours
Will we discover our inner power
Still have time to make our

Note: The Raveled Rhyme poetic form was created by Laurie Kolp for a prompt at Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads.  You can find Laurie's blog posting describing the form and showing her examples here.


Anonymous said...

Mary, this is a stunning poem. I'll have to check out the form.


Mary said...

I especially like: praying with one open eye.

An yes there is always time to splash.

Laurie Kolp said...

I'm so glad you gave it a shot, Mary... thank you! It's beautiful... I especially like peeling away the cracking masks.

Mama Zen said...

Marvelous write!