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HELLO BUTTERFLY


hello hello butterfly flutterby epitome of symmetry graceful & elegant modest & innocent whispering hues & color spreading loving cheer a breath sweet kiss a bit of bliss
Published in my mini photo/anthology book ~HELLO BUTTERFLY~ 2020 AP: 2nd place, 3rd place 2020 POTD October 2, 2019 Submitted on October 1, 2019, for contest Writing Challenge, October - Butterfly sponsored by DEAR HEART- WIISHKOBE ODE - RANKED 1ST

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SUNRISE MEDITATION



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 October 8, 2020 for contest IMPRESS ME WITH AN OLD POEM (002) sponsored by POET DESTROYER A  -  RANKED 6TH

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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DREAM BIG



Set your sights high
Follow what your heart desires
There’s nothing you can’t do

With your deepest breath
Take in the universe
There’s nothing you can’t do

Dream your dream in vivid colors
Make it all come true
There’s nothing you can’t do

Live the life your soul desires
There’s nothing you can’t do
There’s nothing you can’t do



AP - 1st place

December 22, 2018 POEM OF THE DAY

originally posted on December 20, 2018

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A KIND HELLO



Proverb 12:25  "Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up."


a stray lost
in her thoughts

i saw her
sitting there
nursing a frown

so i
reached out 
compelled
to offer 
a warm hello

no reason
no motive
simple
unadorned
unpretentious

the smile
on her face~

it startled me

made me forget 
my troubles

suddenly
all seemed
so insignificant

it was a smile~

that changed
in one instant
the color
of my sky



AP: Honorable Mention 2020

POTD November 15, 2019

posted on November 13, 2019

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WOW MOMENTS



I get it now…

it’s not about
momentous events

it’s about
memorable moments

moments that 
take your breath away

being in the moment
with your whole being

being at one
with the universe

wherever
that may be



Submitted on June 28, 2019, for contest BEST FREE VERSE 2019 sponsored by JOHN HAMILTON  -  RANKED 4TH

and on January 16, 2019, for CONTEST NO.543 sponsored by BRIAN STRAND

November 6, 2018, Poem of the Day

Originally posted on November 4, 2018

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THE ELEPHANT AND THE ANT



There once was a little mighty ant
Who was extravagant and arrogant 
Known to be exorbitantly militant 
She was so combatant and petulant
They nicknamed her My Commandant

One day she came across an elephant
Elegant and obviously dominant
She started on her typical rant 
Then stopped and decided to recant 
Both agreed it was all very insignificant 

They chatted, it turned out the elephant
Was actually the ant's aunt
Suddenly the intolerant ant
Has become cheerful and exuberant
And now routinely breaks out in chant



AP: 2nd place, Honorable Mention 2020

Submitted on October 20, 2018, for MID OCTOBER 2018 CONTEST sponsored by BRIAN STRAND

and February 23, 2018, for contest MAKE ME LAUGH sponsored by Robert Haigh

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DON'T OVERTHINK



Go with the flow
Where zephyrs blow
Parallel the weather
Light as a feather
Set it adrift 
Life is a gift
Open your heart
Play up the part
Let your mind soar
Your passions roar
Wonder if you have a hit
Stop don’t overthink it
You risk paralysis
With excess analysis
Set your dreams free
You be you and I’ll be me      
   



AP: Honorable Mention 2020

Submitted on February 15, 2019, for CONTEST 560 sponsored by BRIAN STRAND  -  RANKED 1ST

Originally posted on January 25, 2019

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LAND OF MINE



Mine is a land of golden rivers
And glowing sunsets that melt your heart 
A long history of native people in harmony 
With lush wildlife and four seasons

Rich forests covering vast expanses
Mine is a land of golden rivers
Where sockeye salmon race up rapids 
And eagles soar great heights

Cool calm breezes summoning the night
As the moon rises to cast her spell
Mine is a land of golden rivers 
That run wide from coast to coast

Maritimers greeting each morning sun
As it ascends over mountain ranges 
Caressing this topography called Canada
Mine is a land of golden rivers



AP: Honorable Mention 2020

Submitted on July 3, 2019, for contest NOSTALGIA ANY FORM sponsored by BRIAN STRAND  -  RANKED 1ST

on August 21, 2018, for contest MY COUNTRY 'TIS OF THEE WITH FORM INVENTED IN MY COUNTRY sponsored by BRAHN BAILEY

and on August 25, 2018, for contest MOST COMMENTS RECEIVED POEM 2018 sponsored by JULY MORNING

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AND SO IT BEGINS

And so it begins
The game of life
The dominos of love
Falling where they may
The timer activated
Fresh out of a box
Learning the rules 
As we go along
No plan or ruse
No rhyme or reason
Just out for some fun
Moving game pieces
Taking turns
At winning and losing
Rising and falling
In endless succession
An ebb and flow of emotions
The tears the laughter
Riding a roller coaster
Of highs and lows
A detonated cosmic launch
Mingling interstellar orbs
Crisscrossing arcs of destiny
In a waltz of muses
Or divine intervention



AP: Honorable Mention 2020

Submitted on January 2, 2019, for contest FREE VERSE STYLE ONLY sponsored by EMILE PINET  -  RANKED 5TH

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a balloon



a balloon
canary yellow
the sun on her leash



AP: 1st place, Honorable Mention 2020, Honorable Mention 2020

Submitted on June 26, 2020 for contest STRAND COMPLETELY NEW POETRY (1) sponsored by BRIAN STRAND  -  HONORABLE MENTION

POTD  -  June 26, 2020

Copyright © Line Gauthier | Year Posted 2020

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