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The summer day I stood outside And lifted my face to the sky, Turned my face to the sun, Without fear of consequence; The busy December morning I ran through the snowstorm, Laden with packages And stopped to feel Snowflakes melting on my cheeks; The morning I heard music From the car stopped next to mine At a red light, And sang along; The crisp fall day I saw a clean V of geese Flying southwards And stopped to watch ‘til they disappeared; The dawning realization: I was free to give up control's illusion, I was free to veer off my chosen path, I was free to be random. Random: Total immersion and surrender Into something unplanned; As close to flying As is humanly possible. [‘random’, from Old French, 'randir', to gallop, as in the moment a horse at full speed has all four hooves off the ground.]

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011




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Date: 2/21/2011 1:05:00 PM
Congratulations Deb on your win in Desiree's contest "Epiphanies". Love, Carol
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Date: 1/30/2011 1:26:00 PM
Hi Deb - I'm new here on Poetry Soup and maybe I shouldn't say this but, you are one of my TOP 5 favorite poet's on this site. Loved this. Congratulations on your WIN in Desiree's contest. Best wishes, Kory
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Date: 1/30/2011 12:34:00 PM
Congrats Deb on your HM in the Epiphanies contest with this brilliant write and entry my friend.. enjoy your special honor with luv..
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Date: 1/29/2011 4:52:00 PM
Congratulations on the HM win in the contest, deb
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Date: 1/29/2011 4:19:00 PM
Congratulations on your win..Sara
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Date: 1/29/2011 3:38:00 PM
wow wow, if this contest had had ten actual placements, you should have been way up somewhere at the top of the list with this kind of writing. These are the only kind of epiphanies I would know too. congrats for the winners list. I really enjoyed what you said here. LUv, Andrea
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Date: 1/29/2011 3:25:00 PM
lovely piece, congrats on your win in the contest
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Date: 1/29/2011 3:10:00 PM
This is very pretty and you had your epiphany. Very nice. congratulations. Love, Joyce
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Date: 1/10/2011 6:16:00 PM
Deb, you should get some consideration for this entry. You have your usual great descriptiveness here.
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Date: 1/10/2011 2:52:00 AM
moving rhapsody of an epiphany laden with such lyrical images, deb... your style is amzing! wishing you a great win in the contest! :) nette
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