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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Between Darkness and Light

Copyright: James Rainsford, Used with Permission 
I walk the divide
Between darkness and light,
The darkness a magnet
Drawing me closer,
Wrapping me in metallic cool.
I long for the light, to dive in
And let my soul be cleansed,
Ready for rebirth, for redemption.
It’s a solitary journey,
One I know we each
Must negotiate in our own way.
I struggle to keep my balance,
Knowing that if I can persevere,
The best is yet to be.

24 comments:

Brian Miller said...

i have to hold onto that hope that the best is always yet to be you know...smiles...i will say that over the years i have grown to appreciate both the dark and the light...as they each bring a different perspective to life...

Mary said...

Yes, the journey is solitary...for everyone...and we CAN always hope that the best is around the corner, at least if not the best....close enough!

Daydreamertoo said...

I agree with Brian, we need both dark and light for balance. If we didn't know sorrow, or pain, how could be know happiness and light.
Lovely walk with your thoughts.

hiroshimem said...

"Metallic cool"! I love that. It feels good, and appropriate to the photograph even if there's just nature on it. I love to be surprised!

Quotes,Photos and a little Poetry said...

Amen, to the best is yet to come.

Victoria said...

I really like this. The photo goes well with your poem. Life is indeed a balancing act. I don't believe we recognize light unless we experience some darkness.

Natasha Head said...

I long to dive in too...but there is safety in shadows! Wonderful play with the photo

Grace said...

Very meaningful words...yes, the best is yet to come. I have lots of hope ~

zongrik said...

we struggle to keep balance between ourselves and our shadow

suffocated reflction

Laurie Kolp said...

It's a leap of faith... and you can persevere!

Charles Miller said...

This has a tension of choice that I like very much. I can imagine that internal struggle going on, much as i struggle with myself to attain light and ascertain darkness to go the right way.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Indeed it is a solitary journey. Nicely written.

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful take on the picture! I like the hope at the end.

kaykuala said...

"Knowing that if I can persevere,
The best is yet to be"

Certainly Mary! Seek and you'll find!
Good advice and great verse!

Hank

hannah said...

So well conceived and executed, Mary.
You put it all in 14 lines.

stu mcp (hate & hope) said...

Fantastic imagery sculpted here! The reflective nature of this really spoke to me- it's often on these walks alone that we fight off and wrestle with our daily demons. But this was positive in the and gave hope. Very nicely penned!

James Rainsford said...

A brilliant response to the photo. Expressed with conviction and a truly authentic voice. Thank you.

Claudia said...

..and sometimes it's such a small path..this trail between darkness and light..love how you lead us along the road...and yep...the best is yet to come...that's the way to look at life..

keiths ramblings said...

Another stunning piece Mary. Thanks so much for taking part in Carry On Tuesday. It's really appreciated.

Sharp Little Pencil said...

Great take, excellent choice of image, Mary. I love that one. Love your sense of optimism, even amidst the shadows! Late for Linky at dverse, but here's mine! Amy
http://sharplittlepencil.com/2012/03/25/california-dreamer-dverse/

De said...

Love the way you combined the phrase with the image prompt, Mary. Beautiful.

Ella said...

I, too love the tension and the metallic cool~ You tied the imagine and words so well~

Hannah said...

I struggle to keep my balance,
Knowing that if I can persevere,
The best is yet to be.

SO TRUE, MARY!!

Belva Rae Staples said...

This is so true! We all have that struggle between darkness and light going on in our souls. Whichever side we feed will win out.