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Your time worn hand rests on my shoulder A gentle firm touch Ancient fingers stretching awake And for that moment in time, I receive you My body marinates in your history, Delicacies, trauma, and wisdom I sense you riding within my soul Opening my heart to depths yet unknown I journey with you, gazing into the welcoming deep wells Of your onyx eyes, perceiving your scarred heart, Moments of passionate elation, struggle, challenge And renewed strength Lavender sound waves embrace light beams Trickling through a sleepy forest Riding pine boughs, dancing over fallen trees Alighting on limey velvet moss I walk silently enmeshed in your presence, Past eroded stones glistening on water’s edge The river guides us onward lapping at our feet Your cane finding purpose as your eyes begin to fail Upwards towards trails of tears etched into the salty terrain Your aged palms open to the sky Each crevice a time capsule of what once was Your footprints reveal your passage Your ashes absorbed by the earth Reveal new tendrils of growth Shadows of eagles and falcons intertwine Dancing on red rocks, leading me upward Kee-eee-ar Kee-eee-ar Gazing down at me the birds seek my movement As they mingle with my revelations Drawn by inspiration I climb through mist Which clings to my eyelashes Guiding me towards the top of the plateau I see you seated there embraced by delicious pink smoke Gazing out across the promising vastness I hear silken melodies arriving from distant shores Briny taste arriving in the air A valley of vision shadows and light shafts A shifting of purpose Musical notes ascend Sharps and flats, high notes, low bass A vibration so powerful Soft wind kisses my cheeks Whispers float as they arrive by the thousands Darkening the sky with hope’s desire The ancient bird tribes with their passengers Aloft on expanded featheriness Humanity The old, the sick, the broken, the ailing The cherished, the newborn The lovers, the forgotten ones The seeds of civilization and confrontation The ugliness and the bloodshed They arrive Silently hovering above the ground A truce, a peace A moment of unified breath is shared A stillness fills the air All eyes gaze outward acknowledging one another Humankind’s glances imprint themselves onto each soul The collective heart expands Tears are shed Wounds are healed Acceptance is given Tender touches are received Apologies are offered Laughs are shared Light rises from below A warm beckoning invitation A congregation of energy A pulsating beat that encapsulates us Gazing towards the radiance We witness fervent flames dancing enticingly Revealing her silhouette She who dances in fire She who illuminates She who cries and shares each of our breaths She who rises to bring unity Unshielded and engaged We hold nothing back Looking around it all becomes clear Ladybugs and hummingbirds join In circular flight riding the waves of our intention Compassion prevails Wings join Voices blend Moonlight caresses cheeks in a milky glow Stardust coats us as The circle of light is born

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Date: 10/20/2022 8:13:00 PM
So magical the journey, so much to dwell on, Susan, just love the 'Limey Velvet Moss' and the last stanza just blows me away..Such a joy to visit your poetry...
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Susan Lawrence
Date: 11/2/2022 1:24:00 PM
Dear Harry I am late in responding to your lovely comments! Thank you ! Your presence and participation are so valued by me ! Big hugs . I hope you are well . Susan :)
Date: 9/5/2022 6:26:00 PM
This verse sprung tears to my eyes Susan, "Tears are shed Wounds are healed Acceptance is given Tender touches are received Apologies are offered Laughs are shared" I am in awe. This is beautiful. FAV
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Susan Lawrence
Date: 9/5/2022 8:04:00 PM
BJ, Honored by your visit.Your words touch my heart. Thank you dear one for your comments and fav. Hugs and blessings, Susan :)
Date: 8/19/2022 6:28:00 PM
Susan this is truly a treasure. I love your style of Poetry. The images and emotions you bring out in the reader with your unique and beautiful verses captivates the reader and brings in them an experience to be felt again by rereading. In other words your poetry is addicting. A favorite. God bless you Susan...
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Susan Lawrence
Date: 8/23/2022 12:15:00 PM
Dearest Michael , Your presence is a gift . Your words full of heart and emotion . Humbled by you and in gratitude. Big hugs and all blessings my friend . Susan :)
Date: 6/9/2022 4:39:00 AM
This is a masterpiece! Exquisite imagery in every line. The great artist in you is very much portrayed here. I have no words.A fav for me!
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Date: 6/9/2022 8:44:00 PM
JCB, So very honored by your visit and comments and your fav. Grateful for your participation in this journey with me . Blessings, Susan :)
Date: 6/8/2022 10:01:00 PM
A valley of vision as you wrote opened up vistas of imagery and emotions that resemble a screen panorama that excels on its perception and vision of love.
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Susan Lawrence
Date: 6/9/2022 8:40:00 PM
Dear Victor , I am so happy to have you visit again. Humbled by your comments.Big hugs and blessings . Susan :)
Date: 6/5/2022 8:58:00 AM
while i could heap mountains of praise for this, allow an elderly gentleman a moment of gratitude that the beauty of poetry still exists in a generation enamored with Bukowski....i will close my final hours knowing, the light still burns
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Susan Lawrence
Date: 6/7/2022 1:26:00 PM
Timothy, What can I say … humbled and grateful for your visit as always . Blessings my friend . Susan :)
Date: 6/4/2022 5:23:00 PM
You paint such an exotic story! It's just gorgeous and so full of heart. "...I hear silken melodies arriving from distant shores..." "...your ashes absorbed by the earth reveal new tendrils of growth..." So very lovely, Susan.
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Date: 6/5/2022 7:39:00 AM
Hello Ann, So happy for your visit and your gracious comments. I appreciate your presence. Thank you for taking this journey with me. Big hugs to you, Susan :)
Date: 6/3/2022 10:38:00 AM
Oh Susan, this is just magnificent. Every line a poetic journey into the mysteries of life, "circular flight," "mist clinging to your eyelashes," and my favorite "each crevice a time capsule." There is a mystical and magical beauty expressed as "stardust coats us." I look forward to returning to read this again to discover more treasure. Blessings. Thank you for sharing this hidden place with us. Blessings!
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Date: 6/5/2022 7:38:00 AM
Dear Sam, so very happy to have found you and your beautiful poems here. Thank you for your wonderful comments. Humbled and inspired by you. Thank you for journeying with me into these realms. In gratitude, Susan :)
Date: 5/26/2022 12:31:00 PM
WOW!!! What a wonderful write. I wish you would write more. Have a great/blessed day writing away...................
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Susan Lawrence
Date: 5/27/2022 10:33:00 PM
Hi dear Paula ! Thank you my friend . Big hugs Susan :)
Date: 5/26/2022 10:58:00 AM
Safe journey, Susan! Aloha 'oe!
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Date: 5/31/2022 11:17:00 AM
Good to know Kyle was able to experience life in America before Europeans arrived! Thank you, Susan! Aloha!
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Susan Lawrence
Date: 5/27/2022 10:30:00 PM
Thank you dear Rico ! Here with Kyle now and receiving blessings from the experience. Hugs, Susan :)
Date: 5/25/2022 5:40:00 AM
Dearest Susan , Your free verse is captivating! I was literally mesmerized and whisked away on this Beautiful journey! Your talent shines! Magnificent poem, dear friend.. Many blessings!
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Date: 5/27/2022 10:32:00 PM
Hi Robertina ! Happy for your presence . Thank you for your comments. Grateful you could share this journey with me . Blessings to you, Susan :)
Date: 5/25/2022 1:56:00 AM
I feel i am levitating in ether on reading your verse where you have braided everything into a single entity and consciousness.....! The vision of unity, you envisage with the ancients, the fellow beings, nature and everything in it is so uplifting ! Can we ever aspire to reach such a state, I wonder. But the very thought of it is thrilling.... What an enlightening ride you have undertaken to reach such mystical heights. Susan, Kudos....! Feel blessed to have your presence on poetry soup...
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Susan Lawrence
Date: 5/27/2022 10:28:00 PM
Dearest Valsa, Your comments warm my heart and lift my spirit. Humbled and honored by your words and participation in the journey of evolution . Yes it would be wonderful if we could reach this tranquil state as a collective consciousness. Bliss abounding and shared by all . Big hugs to you and thank you ! Susan :)
Date: 5/21/2022 11:58:00 AM
anyone who can get me to reread, reread again, then reread again deserves not praise but devotion....and young lady this old man certainly has become that....it is such a pleasure to see erudition once again on the poetic court....with those wings so missed, the flight of imagination aloft on feathers of inspiration....as lovely a sight as pelicans transferring the uplift of waves, thank you
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Susan Lawrence
Date: 5/24/2022 8:58:00 PM
Thank you dear Timothy. I am honored and humbled by your words. To journey together as a culture and as individual with man, woman, child, animal and plant is a gift. Nature abounds. Opening ones heart and letting in this love is good for all..a true delight and a gift. Thank you for your visit. Blessings, Susan:)
Date: 5/21/2022 11:45:00 AM
Hi Susan , you write in the here and now, and nature, you touch on the celestial with a mystical majestic understanding and take us on a journey which exposes a breath taking talent, you inter-twine your eloquent words and phrases to produce stupendous poetry. Your philosophical astuteness evident. Kudos my friend Hugs and blessings, Jennifer.
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Date: 5/24/2022 8:38:00 PM
Dearest Jennifer, Thank you my friend for your visit and participation in this journey of life . I am so grateful for your comments and humbled by them as well. I send you big hugs and all good wishes. Susan:)
Date: 5/14/2022 9:45:00 AM
A journey leading to a blissful end, I especially liked the third stanza, Well written Susan
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Susan Lawrence
Date: 5/17/2022 6:42:00 AM
Thank you Joseph ! Grateful for your visit . Susan :)
Date: 5/11/2022 8:37:00 AM
Dearest Susan, it's indeed a pleasure to lose myself in the profound all-encompassing depth and breadth of your mystical gentle loving poetic vision. Your inspiring tapestry woven from the essence of your beautiful soul, humanity young and old, Nature, light and night, acceptance and apologies across the ages is a lush plush blanket I relish being wrapped in. Thank you for sharing your gift of poetry, my inspiring sister. You transport me as I join you in your soulful journey. Your potent poetry has the strength to uplift all. A fav to lose myself in again and again! Warmest wishes, love and hugs to you.. ~Susan
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Susan Lawrence
Date: 5/13/2022 11:08:00 PM
Dearest Susan, I cherish your visit and your words so full of depth and emotion and understanding. You are a gift in my life and I am always grateful to hear from you my soul sister in life and poetry .Thank you for taking this journey with me and I am honored by your fave! I look forward to immersing myself in your next poem. Sending love and all good wishes to you now and always, love Susan xxx
Date: 5/8/2022 8:13:00 PM
Paradise lost--Milton, 7000 lines a--masterpiece. Susan you are right up there. Awestruck with reverent imagery! Fav
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Susan Lawrence
Date: 5/9/2022 10:27:00 PM
Dear Anaya, Humbled by your comments. Thrilled with your visit . I will delve into Milton ! Thank you for your fav. Honored , Susan :)
Date: 5/8/2022 6:20:00 AM
Dear Susan, I am in awe! What a magical creation describing a mystical mythical journey and thoughts so profound - you are truly a visionary, with a soul full of dreams and harmony! For me, this poem needs to be read again and again! To my Faves, Susan.
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Date: 5/9/2022 10:10:00 PM
Dearest Mala, Your words touch me deeply …. I am honored and humbled. Thank you for participating with me and taking this journey together . Big hugs and thank you for the Fav . Susan :)
Date: 5/7/2022 12:50:00 PM
you have an ancient soul my poetic friend the depth of this poem is from one who has lived and is joined to the umbilical cord of life...a fav
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Susan Lawrence
Date: 5/9/2022 10:08:00 PM
Dear Frederic , I am honored by your comments. I thank you for your words which are much appreciated and a special thank you for the Fav ! Blessings, Susan :)
Date: 5/7/2022 12:44:00 PM
If there could but be a way for this communion to be experienced by all, what a different would we would know Susan! You words offer insight into your soul which seems full and gentle!! Lovely thoughts! Happy Saturday xxoo
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Susan Lawrence
Date: 5/9/2022 10:06:00 PM
Dear Mike , Thank you my friend . I appreciate your words and thoughts . Happy week to you . Looking forward to your next poem ! Hugs, Susan :)
Date: 5/7/2022 1:14:00 AM
Susan, I so enjoyed taking this hike with you through the terrain of your lifescape, my dear friend. Like a master composer, you harmonize together so well the motifs you love - nature, renewal, Native American wisdom, wildlife, journey, landscape, peace, light, togetherness. Unifying ancient with present and future, young with old, humanity with wildlife, music with wind, pain with healing. Dreaming a vision of enjoining in a truce of peace. Three lines (of many) I was in awe of: "My body marinates in your history", "A moment of unified breath is shared", "A congregation of energy". I join with you in dreaming this vision of unity. Thank you for putting down words for this song of hope, I love this and am sending it to my Favs. Light and blessings ~ John
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Susan Lawrence
Date: 5/9/2022 10:04:00 PM
Dearest John, I am so honored and humbled by your words . You see deep into my soul and my message which rises from within me . Your companionship on my journey is a gift . Your insight so appreciated. I know you are an old soul as you see what lies beneath . Thank you for your words and for your fav ! Sending light to you and many blessings. Hugs, Susan :)
Date: 5/5/2022 11:54:00 PM
Wow dearest Susan, I admire your vivid imagination as I read this amazing write and as I take this magical journey with you... specially... that particular moment when "a peaceful moment of unified breath is shared"... How nice would it be if all these do happen in reality!.. Loved the stanza where you describe the collective heart that expands and tries to bring unity and peace,.. as always an excellent verse my friend... and you never fail to astound us with your imagery... Sorry for coming here late to read your poem.. as I am currently in my native place and a bit busy... Big hugs... ~ Ani
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Susan Lawrence
Date: 5/6/2022 9:34:00 AM
My dear Ani , Your presence and detailed comments are always a gift received by me. I am humbled and grateful that you can journey with me into space and time , past and present . I too wish we could all share one unified breath . Life could be so simple if we allowed it . Thank you my friend. I look forward to reading more of your wonderful poems soon ! Big hugs right back to you , Susan :)
Date: 5/5/2022 5:08:00 PM
Interesting work you have penned in this one. I think it is deeper than the surface reading of it indicates. I appreciate your visit to my page. Sara
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Susan Lawrence
Date: 5/6/2022 9:26:00 AM
Hi Sara, I enjoyed reading your poem . Thank you for your visit . Yes there is lots to take in in this poem . Sending all good wishes to you. Susan :)
Date: 5/5/2022 2:48:00 PM
Speechless at the intricacy of your poetry, Forgiveness, I agree, too bad humans say it but do not soulfully mean it. I admire your use of imagery and ideas. thank you four reading my Poetry Today. yours,Pangie.
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Susan Lawrence
Date: 5/6/2022 9:15:00 AM
Hello Pangie , Happy for your visit and thank you for your lovely comments. I enjoyed reading your poetry ! All my best to you . I wish people could forgive the way you describe. Susan :)
Date: 5/5/2022 4:28:00 AM
Susan, we must learn to forgive in order to have a long-lasting connection. This is a very amazing piece of writing. You have infused your verse with beauty and intensity.
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Susan Lawrence
Date: 5/6/2022 9:12:00 AM
Dear Sotto , Thank you for your visit and kind words. I appreciate you joining me on this journey . Hugs and blessings, Susan :)
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