Saturday, September 1, 2012
SUPPORTING THE MOON TO DEFY GRAVITY
Moon, why do you cry?
Tired of showing your face, illuminated
frozen smile and eyes gleaming reassurance
upon those who need it?
But it's your job. Resistance is futile.
I know now.
So raise your bright side.
Let the darkness be
ignored, nullified by itself
while you flow
Light-headed in space
watching yourself and me
up and down.
I cried once too,
fought hard against
tidal waves and storms
(that maybe you or I helped create).
The more I fought,
the more there was to fight
until the fight beat me,
Now instead of fighting,
I mostly float.
Easier than swimming against currents.
Stay calm Moon.
Let's help each other rise
to fullness each time.
Let's not rebel against what is.
Let's defy only gravity.
(Submitted to Dverse Poets. The theme today is rebellion.)
I'm not encouraging complacency, but merely reflecting on what I am slowly learning - that accepting life's circumstances is better than waging an inward war against what is. I did that while I was taking care of mother and mother-in-law. I resisted my circumstances so much and made myself unhappy, though outwardly nothing changed.
Recently, as you may know, I went on vacation. It was wonderful. But, I then stayed much longer at my daughter's house than I had planned. She got ill and I volunteered to take care of my grandson until she recovered. I found myself accepting what went against my "will", rather than inwardly rebelling, feeling badly about it, because I would have preferred to come home as planned. Sounds like a minor thing, but I learned a lot from this.
Anyway, I'm just sharing my inner progress. Also, please know that I got the idea of 'defying gravity' from a book by that name, written by Caroline Myss.
So glad to be back, my friends. I missed you all.
(By the way, my daughter is much better.)