Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Child of the Universe

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"You are a child of the universe. 
No less than the moon and the stars,
you have a right to be here."
Desiderata

When I first read those lines, at twenty-seven,
I wept. It was the beginning of my journey
into Selfhood. I had not known, before,
that I had a right to be here.

As a child of the universe,
I sought love,
and found pain and betrayal.
As a child of the universe,
I journeyed across the desert
and fell in love with the sea.
As a child of the universe,
I trusted,
and learned the only one 
I ever had to trust
was me.

As a child of the universe,
trekking decade by decade
through the glorious landscape
of this infinitely beautiful world,
I grew whole, and old,
and Souled.

posted for Kim Nelson's Verse First prompt at Poets United : A Place In the Universe

19 comments:

  1. I love the ending, Sherry.....whole, and old, and Souled. Yes, the only one you ever have to trust is yourself. If a person trusts himself/herself they have it made!

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  2. The ending beautifies the entire journey. Trust your soul.

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  3. We can never Hear it enough, Thanks


    Aloha

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  4. Having a right to be here...that is so validating. I too love those final two lines.

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  5. Oh Sherry this is s beautiful, the ending nearly brought tears to my eyes its so stunning!

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  6. A child of the universe - i love this picture, chosen before time, placed in our own destiny, loved. Great words and i can feel your heart.

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  7. As a Child Of The Universe you carry us all by your side and for that the Universe Is forever grateful.

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  8. I truly love this. Your poetry is beautiful. I feel it.

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  9. Lovely, every child deserves happiness :)

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  10. Beautifully done...so one of your best!!!

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  11. The last three lines. I've got something in my eye.

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  12. I have always loved Desiderata, especially the part about us all having the right to be here. You have once again created a stunning poem and I too, love your last three lines.

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  13. true - seems like we all have to make this journey in the modern world where we are pr feel cut cut off from the direct source of things

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  14. Beautiful Sherry! The end was gorgeous-mmh we both mentioned the sun, moon and sea! This reminded me of the Chakra poem we wrote ;D
    It is the nature eye-lol we both have it!

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  15. "Whole, old and Souled," wow, lady, that's you all over! I loved hearing your journey through your own personal universe. A perfect reflection of your values and your self-reliance. BRILL! Amy

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  16. very beautiful. The journey to the centre of the heart, finding self is perhaps, the toughest, longest and the most fulfilling journey that one can undertake

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  17. whole and old and souled... nothing else is required. Mastery.

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  18. A child of the universe..caught in the magic that makes us who we are traveling with speed of light, realm to realm we find ourselves.

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