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~ it felt surreal to dream up the only meditation piece in my portfolio ~

Stop in your tracks Take a deep breath Stop and relax Close your eyes Exhale a slow deep breath In your mind’s eye It’s early dawn It’s quiet and serene around you Look far out at the horizon There over the peaceful rolling sea See a fine line of light in the distance The sun is about to rise There’s just a fine line Of warm brilliant orange Where the water and sky meet It’s beautiful tranquil blissful Let it all soak in Inhale slowly Exhale The sun is about to rise And you’ve got a front row seat Nothing could be more important You’re holding a remote And you get to press The PAUSE button You’re in control The show is on hold for you The sun won’t rise Until you’re ready Breathe in the panoramic view Nothing could be more Important than to be Right here right now Put the remote in your pocket Take a deep breath Keep looking at the horizon Inhale Exhale See that fine line of orange glowing And know that you have it on pause It’s not going anywhere Take a deep breath You need to do only One thing right now You need to take the time To unclutter your mind Much like pulling weeds from a garden Look at your troubles your worries head on Call them out Disown them Reject them Grab them by the throat Pull them out by the roots Gather every one in a bundle Take your time Turn them in one at a time See how uprooted They are powerless Every last one of them Bundle them all Into that wooden chest in front of you Take your time Take all the time you need When you’re done Close the lid And lock the box Catch your breath See how the horizon Still has its bright orange line And you still have the remote on pause Take a deep breath Feel the freedom With each breath you inhale Slowly exhale Throw the key away As far as you can throw Inhale Exhale Time is on your side Relax You’re holding the remote You’re in control The sun won’t rise till you’re ready Breathe it all in Right now it’s just you and your sealed wooden chest It’s heavy but you can do it Go ahead and push it off the cliff One more push should do it There it goes off the cliff Watch it tumble down down Your troubles and worries Out of reach As the box hits the sea Listen to the distant splash And watch the box sink And hit the bottom of the sea Exhale a deep genuine sigh of relief Inhale your first emancipated breath Taste the moment Enjoy the unfettered feeling Inhale Fill your lungs with the freedom You remember as a child Running through a field of flowers With the wind through your hair And laughter echoing from all directions Soak in the moment And only when you’re ready Take the remote in your hand Feel the power the control Feel the anticipation of the new day Only when you’re ready Press the slow motion button Let the show pick up From where you left off Connect with that thin Orange strip at the horizon Be one with it Feel it slowly widen Control the speed of the day rising Let the orange ball of fire slowly emerge You are in control One with the universal energy And nobody can shake your strength You are light and carefree In the depths of your heart Infused with energy Let the day begin… Published in my photo/poetry book ~SUNRISE MEDITATION~ 2019 AP: 2nd place 2020, Honorable Mention 2020 Submitted on June 11, 2020 for contest YOUR BEST POEM sponsored by CHANTELLE ANNE COOKE - RANKED 3RD on April 10, 2019, for contest 2019 POEM OF THE DAY sponsored by RICHARD LAMOUREUX - RANKED 2ND and on February 16, 2019, for contest 2019 POETRY MARATHON MILE 19 sponsored by MARK TONEY POTD February 14, 2019 - Very honored this poem was selected as POTD as this is my first ever in this style and writing this poem felt somewhat like a personal journeying. Originally posted on February 13, 2019

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Date: 6/13/2020 5:57:00 PM
You say this is is your first in this style but your pen has carved such a beautiful composition that it feels as if you have been keeping it inside to be poured out gorgeously. Congratulations on your win Line :)
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Date: 6/14/2020 12:42:00 AM
Thank you, Aditi. Most appreciated.
Date: 6/13/2020 6:06:00 AM
Wow! Congrats! Thanks for sharing this. God bless you.
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Date: 6/13/2020 1:07:00 PM
Thank you very much, Beata.
Date: 6/12/2020 6:18:00 PM
Loved your meditation exploration, Line. I shall have to come back to this when the anxieties stack up. Some great advice here. If only life had a pause button! But it's nice to imagine that, with such peaceful surroundings. Congrats on your POTD and podium win with this gem ~ John
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Date: 6/13/2020 1:07:00 PM
Thank you very much, John.
Date: 6/12/2020 6:02:00 PM
Lovely to read this one again line. I can see why it's your favourite, congrats on another win with this poetic gem. Tom
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Date: 6/12/2020 6:14:00 PM
Thanks, Tom. Most appreciated.
Date: 6/12/2020 4:33:00 PM
Congratulations on your win Line...let the day begin with this beautiful image.
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Date: 6/12/2020 6:14:00 PM
Thanks for your lovely visit and comment, Jeanne.
Date: 6/12/2020 12:10:00 PM
Congratulations on your win. I just had to write you again. This is a masterpiece with a great picture. I love it. I wish I was sitting there. Enjoy your win and day...........
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Date: 6/12/2020 3:43:00 PM
Thank you very much, Paula. Most appreciated.
Date: 1/21/2020 8:58:00 PM
I just found this (I see it's been almost a year) and truly enjoyed reading. It had the effect of an actual experience. Masterful.
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Date: 1/21/2020 10:23:00 PM
Thanks for your much appreciated visit and compliment, Eric.
Date: 1/7/2020 7:13:00 AM
Very good poetic expression. Loved the flow. God bless you.
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Date: 1/7/2020 6:16:00 PM
Thank you so much, Pratap. Most appreciated.
Date: 12/16/2019 9:04:00 PM
Just wow! A masterpiece, my friend.
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Date: 12/17/2019 12:12:00 AM
Thank you so much for unearthing this long poem, Franci. So glad you enjoyed it.
Date: 10/7/2019 11:47:00 PM
My reading of your poem, chose this first of all, found it Yogic and Charismatic. Its AWESOME! Thank You
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Date: 10/8/2019 12:24:00 AM
Thank you for your much visit and compliment, Joshua.
Date: 9/24/2019 3:59:00 PM
Your picture and writing were out of this world. I wish I could do what you wrote. "Throw the key away As far as you can throw Inhale Exhale Time is on your side Relax" How can I walk into your picture above?????
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Date: 9/24/2019 4:12:00 PM
LOL thank you for your lovely visit, Paula.
Date: 8/20/2019 9:00:00 PM
This was art on paper, or in this case my screen. mastery... Ann
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Date: 8/20/2019 10:46:00 PM
Thank you so much, Ann. Most appreciated.
Date: 5/27/2019 10:35:00 PM
Gee, never saw this great one before! Fantastic Line. panagiota
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Date: 5/27/2019 10:44:00 PM
Thank you for your lovely visit and compliment, Panagiota.
Date: 4/27/2019 6:20:00 PM
Line, a belated congrats for your POTD honor and previous placements for your lovely, inspirational and uplifting poem, as well as for your podium placement in Richard's contest! Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 4/27/2019 7:06:00 PM
Thank you so much, Sandra, for your most appreciated visit and compliment.
Date: 4/25/2019 9:37:00 AM
Congrats on your win, thanks for entering my contest.
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Date: 4/25/2019 12:16:00 PM
Thank you so much for my most appreciated ranking, Richard.
Date: 3/6/2019 5:19:00 PM
Hello Lin, okay this poem went through for my fav. I am pleased.I will read this poem often. have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 3/6/2019 5:37:00 PM
Thank you so much, Darlene.
Date: 3/6/2019 5:09:00 PM
Hello Lin, you know I do meditate I have done it a long time, I like this poem and will try to make it my fav. I will let you know if it goes through.Have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 3/6/2019 5:36:00 PM
Thank you for the lovely compliment, Darlene. Most appreciated.
Date: 2/25/2019 7:43:00 AM
Huge congratulations on this inspiring piece being awarded POTD my dear friend. Very inspirational poetry! A fav...
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Date: 2/25/2019 8:35:00 AM
Thank you so much, Robert, for the lovely compliment.
Date: 2/15/2019 9:09:00 PM
This is an amazing verse, Line. I was swept up into the imagery and your beautiful words. Congrats for this being chosen as POTD.
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Date: 2/15/2019 10:35:00 PM
Thank you for your lovely visit and compliment, Sandra.
Date: 2/14/2019 8:06:00 PM
By the end of the journey this lovely poem took me on I did feel more relaxed with easy deep breathing. A sweet and lovely gift on this Valentine's Day. I hope yours is a very happy one! Congratulations on your POTD Line! : )
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Date: 2/14/2019 8:41:00 PM
Thanks for your lovely visit and compliment, Connie. Most appreciated.
Date: 2/14/2019 7:32:00 PM
You paint such vivid images with your words!!! Oh my!! I feel like I am watching this beautiful sunrise. My mind at ease. Moments are quiet and tender. I am there. Congratulations Line, on Poem of the Day. :) Brandy
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Date: 2/14/2019 8:41:00 PM
Thanks for taking the trip with me, Brandy. Most appreciated.
Date: 2/14/2019 1:59:00 PM
What a beautiful and inspirational poem Line…Congrats for poem of the day.
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Date: 2/14/2019 3:05:00 PM
Thank you so much for your lovely visit and compliment, Charlie.
Date: 2/14/2019 1:01:00 PM
A beautiful poem, congratulations, Line.
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Date: 2/14/2019 1:40:00 PM
Thanks, Kayla. Much appreciated.
Date: 2/14/2019 12:53:00 PM
- Sounds like a good and reasonable start to the day, congratulations on your p.o.t.d., Line :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 2/14/2019 1:40:00 PM
Thanks for your much appreciated visit and comment, Sunshine.
Date: 2/14/2019 11:58:00 AM
Congrats on POTD Line...
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Date: 2/14/2019 12:27:00 PM
Thanks, Joseph. Much appreciated.
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