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Soul Embrace

Sunlight rains upon my face Cascading memories cloaked in mystery Kissing my eyelids Ancient teardrops glide down my cheeks Warmth illuminating my hungry soul A sense of calm A pulsating ellipse emerges before me I dive into the magenta abyss Releasing my wounded heart from its cage Fear resides Primal vibrations guide me Becoming one with galaxies and starlight My limbs relax I flow ~ I undulate I swim in the warmth of the universe Time and space have become me and I them Perched on a massive salt-stained boulder Gazing towards the briny distance Shades of White A passionate brushstroke across the horizon Sky and sea in a lover’s embrace Caw .... caw ..... caw.... I feel you beckon me Swallowing the sweet pit of truth Nudged by a warm gust I look down seeing the bundle cradled in my arms Your endless gaze speaks lifetimes of wisdom Birth, struggle, bliss, challenge, and death I watch you intently readying yourself to pounce upon your unsuspecting prey Riding this timeline of life Together as one Tick tock Forward backward Inward to the beating center of creation Young one I see your sage reflection In my gilded hand mirror Me here and you there Your smiling eyes Tearing at my core Come float with me In sheer turquoise splendor Adorned with seaweed crowns and abalone jewels Rays of light penetrate the watery depths Colonies of majestic stingrays hover nearby Welcoming us to join their scared dance forevermore

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Date: 5/4/2022 5:27:00 PM
Whoa! I see you're a premier poet. Will have to spend more time here later. Interesting and thoughtful ode to a much beloved infant, though you morph this with surreal images so I'll have to read several times to see if I can figure it all out lol. Btw, I'm not too deep but I try
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Susan Lawrence
Date: 5/4/2022 7:09:00 PM
Hi Tommy , I love your comment and your style. As long as you try to be deep that works for me ! Looking forward to reading your other poem soon . Cheers , Susan :)
Date: 4/15/2022 6:14:00 AM
"Time and space have become me and I them" - Your lines are evocative, and eternal, Dear Susan. I feel fortunate to belong to a community of such gifted poets. reading this breathtaking poem with all its majestic images, gave me a chill - thank you for your visit to my page and for being an inspiration! To my faves. Love ~ Mala
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Date: 4/15/2022 2:20:00 PM
Dearest Mala , Your visit and presence are a gift ! So very happy our paths have crossed on this journey of poetry and ever evolving life . I am looking forward to reading more in your Bio . I spent time in India many years ago and it’s imprint on my heart and soul are forever alive . Sending love and blessings to you and yours. Love, Susan :)
Date: 4/14/2022 11:18:00 AM
I heard you were launching a line of skin care products; are you naming any of them after your poems, or including poems with the products? Aloha!
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Date: 4/15/2022 6:37:00 AM
Yes we are ! It is getting very close !! Lots to do . I like the the thought of poems with the products ! I will keep you posted . Hugs, Susan :)
Date: 4/2/2022 11:07:00 AM
Susan I applaud your exceptional poetic talent, not only for this awesome write, but for every poem you have posted on Poetry Soup. Kudos my friend. Blessings and hugs Jennifer.
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Date: 4/3/2022 7:24:00 AM
Dearest Jennifer, I am humbled by your comments. Thank you my friend for participating on this poetry journey with me . I am forever grateful. Big hugs and blessings to you , Susan :)
Date: 3/31/2022 10:49:00 PM
U covered earth & all of space-time with all your little bundles, pregnant tears, winged words of identity! Wow
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Date: 4/2/2022 10:26:00 AM
Anil , In gratitude for your visit and amazing comments. Blessings, Susan :)
Date: 3/12/2022 3:00:00 PM
Looks like you have got the words plucked from the garden of eternity and garlanded them into this beautiful piece!!
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Date: 3/13/2022 11:14:00 PM
Dear Swetha, Grateful for your visit and your beautiful comments. So happy we could journey together . Blessings, Susan :)
Date: 2/25/2022 3:48:00 PM
I’m glad I stopped by to discover your superb verse today, Susan! Such a mesmerizing and majestic write; emotive, imaginative and a bit magical to me. Love it! :)
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Date: 2/27/2022 3:09:00 PM
Hi Laura . Thank you so much . Happy for your visit . So glad we could journey together! Susan :)
Date: 2/22/2022 4:24:00 PM
As always, Susan, beauty flows from your pen.
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Date: 2/23/2022 10:22:00 AM
Hugs and gratitude to you dear Ann. Susan :)
Date: 2/16/2022 9:20:00 AM
Just came here to see if you have written a new poem dear sweet friend as I saw your comment on my poem, and thank you for lovely visit and comment.. I hope you are having a great week Susan... Hugs... ~ Ani
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Date: 2/15/2022 1:14:00 PM
A super write of the elation of floating through space; reminds me of a dream I had about it years back. Beautifully penned.
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Date: 2/16/2022 6:51:00 AM
There is so much freedom in floating … a birth and rebirth of mind and soul always possible . Thank you ML . Susan :)
Date: 2/14/2022 10:05:00 AM
Awesome Susan! Almost reads like that story of the mermaid, after living and loving with the land people a while, decides to return to the sea, only to be rescued from the sea's siren call by her true love, cool! to mine faves too, as Ruben useta say...
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Date: 2/16/2022 6:50:00 AM
Thank you James ! Susan happy for your visit and Fav ! Grateful to be on this journey together . Susan:)
Date: 2/13/2022 3:36:00 AM
"I look down seeing the bundle cradled in my arms" One truly doesn't understand the miracle, until those first heartbeats felt -- the newborn placed in your arms. Divine Spirit out of the book, off the pages, becomes a radiating star of living presence. The birth of Oneness.
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Date: 2/16/2022 6:49:00 AM
Joe , thank you for your visit . Your comments are so beautiful and thought provoking. I love becoming a radiating star of living presence ! Thank you . Susan :)
Date: 2/8/2022 1:25:00 PM
This is definitely a "fav"; beautiful lines expressed in nature imagery. That spiritual connection is unbreakable; well penned.
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Date: 2/9/2022 10:20:00 AM
M. L. Thank you for your visit and fav and comments . I am happy you could journey with me . Blessings, Susan :)
Date: 2/6/2022 5:47:00 PM
Susan this is such a beautiful journey you have created touching all the senses incorporating time, space, love, humanity, and beauty. Incredibly thought out and I applaud your imagination on this creative jem,congratulations on POTD also.
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Date: 2/7/2022 12:20:00 PM
Thank you and God bless you also...
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Susan Lawrence
Date: 2/7/2022 6:21:00 AM
Michael , Honored by your visit and humbled by your comments. Thank you . I look forward to reading more of your work . So happy to have found you ! Blessings, Susan :)
Date: 2/5/2022 4:26:00 PM
A deeply spiritual poem of life in all its beauty
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Date: 2/6/2022 7:38:00 AM
Happy for your visit Frederic . Thank you . Blessings, Susan :)
Date: 2/4/2022 9:15:00 PM
The pendulum of birth and death; wisdom permeates existence. An excellent write, Susan.
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Date: 2/6/2022 7:37:00 AM
Thank you for your visit and comments Suzette. I really enjoyed reading your poem. Susan :)
Date: 2/4/2022 10:33:00 AM
222 Views on 2/2/22? I hope you bought a lottery ticket, Susan! Aloha!
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Date: 2/4/2022 1:26:00 PM
Wow !! I may have to play !!
Date: 2/3/2022 12:35:00 PM
Susan,amazing write and beautiful imagery, congratulations on your POTD! Hugs
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Date: 2/4/2022 7:08:00 AM
Hi Cecilia ! Thank you so much for your comments. Big hugs, Susan :)
Date: 2/1/2022 6:32:00 PM
Words are as safe as voyeuristic living, though not the case in your engaging and excited pen. I resolves to immerse within the primal and emerge devoid of fear.
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Date: 2/2/2022 2:33:00 PM
Weston, Such beautiful thoughts you have expressed … Grateful for your visit. Susan :)
Date: 1/31/2022 4:06:00 PM
Susan, each line is a tasty bite of poetic delight, and together you have created a feast for the senses. Thank you for taking us on this thought-provoking journey with you; "sky and sea in a lover's embrace". This journey of youth and age, nature and soul, time and space, wisdom and relationship was well worthy of your POTD acknowledgment, for which I offer my hearty congratulations. My favorite line: "Releasing my wounded heart from its cage". Your poetry is always breathtaking and inspiring.
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Date: 2/1/2022 8:39:00 AM
Dearest John, I so appreciate your visits and in depth remarks. You are an inspiration. I am honored by your comments and so happy you can take these journeys of the soul with me. Thank you for your thoughtful heart and wise brain. All the best. Hugs, Susan :)
Date: 1/31/2022 12:30:00 PM
Great pen Susan with super imagery and congratulations on the POTD! Blessings always,Gordon
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Date: 2/1/2022 8:36:00 AM
Dear Gordon, Thank you for your visit. I appreciate your comments and blessings always! Have a wonderful day. Susan :)
Date: 1/30/2022 4:42:00 PM
An amazing read! Congratulations on POTD, excellent work.
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Date: 1/31/2022 6:43:00 AM
Thank you so much ! Happy for your visit . Susan :)
Date: 1/29/2022 2:31:00 PM
Congratulations on your POTD honor, Susan. This is my first visit to your poetry, and I'm awe struck. This is a FAV, and I'll be following your poetry from now on. Your soulful words and beautiful imagery draw me into the oneness of the universe, the oneness of creation. Thanks for sharing your mindful thoughts, Bill
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Date: 1/30/2022 8:32:00 AM
Dearest Bill , in gratitude for your visit and your wonderful response to my work ! I am so happy you could take the journey with me into the oneness of creation . These thoughts and emotions resonate deep within my soul. Blessings to you , Susan :)
Date: 1/29/2022 10:15:00 AM
Happy Tiger New Year! Aloha 'oe!
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Date: 1/30/2022 8:31:00 AM
Thank you thank you !! Hugs Rico xx
Date: 1/29/2022 9:33:00 AM
Congratulations on your POTD, Susan. Your poem is a mystical ethereal journey - a piece of writing I would love to read many times. Love ~ Mala
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Susan Lawrence
Date: 1/30/2022 8:28:00 AM
Dear Mala, Thank you for your visit and your lovely heartfelt comments. So happy for your visit! Love , Susan :)
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