Sunday, January 2, 2011


Nebulous future
floating, moving
time and space
imagination's eyes
creating shapes
clouds the sun
may break
or chose
to become rain
precipitating hope

In the past my calendar would have reflected the busyness and excitement of life that awaited me. My life flowed in response to work and social appointments that deluded me into thinking they were inherent to my identity. I know who I am a little better now. My "prestigious" roles (profession) and activities have been stripped away and I have discovered more of my core self.

Life has taken a turn I never could have conceived - me staying at home, caring for two old ladies. But there are so many things in my life I never dreamed of - most of them I perceived as good. So today, though my future is nebulous, I dream of the shape it could take. Perhaps life still hides some spectacular surprises for me. Most of all though, what I am learning is about my responsibility to live fully and squeeze the rain out from those clouds.

I hope life has wondrous surprises for you too and that you squeeze those clouds.
Submitted to Jingle Poetry and Poets United.


  1. Oh this is such a beautiful way to look at those 'turns' that we encounter. I like the 'squeeze the rain' out of those clouds. Wishing you much joy in 2011.

  2. Myrna, this is amazing - from start to finish I absolutely loved it and can totally relate to such feelings. I love the idea of 'precipitating hope' and too, hope we can all 'squeeze the rain out from those clouds'

    Wishing you a wonderful New Year ahead!

  3. Clouds own the moment when they own the moment. Beautiful poem.

  4. Hi Myrna! The Becky who left the first comment said exactly what I would I say..."Ditto!

  5. Beautiful image and words...
    Yes, living like fully and without restrictions, I believe that is the key as well. Here is wishing you for many more pleasant surprises this year and may 2011 be an adventurous one as well.;)
    Thank you so much for your very lovely words on my New Years post.;)

  6. smiles. lovely water flowing over and around the stones...may you find your surprises when you least expect them

  7. Thanks for coming by and for your comment. I always say, when it is something other than expected, it is really life. You can't make it up, or dream it. It is something unique, the unexpected! Keep squeezing!

  8. oh i'm sure life still hides some surprises for you.. i like the comparison with the changing of the clouds

  9. You are a strong and amazing woman. I know what you do is so challenging, but Myrna, you are up to the task. God bless!

  10. May you discover new ways to enjoy every delicious drop:)

  11. You capture the mood of the new year perfectly with beautiful imagery.

  12. It is good to revisit this post and think of the shape life takes--new and different every moment.