Finding My Core
I stand here at my center
while all around me seems to be falling apart.
Memories of loved ones, now gone,
bubble up to open the wounds of my heart.
And it is in these times I seek my core,
a need to express my true self.
Nothing dancing off the tongue,
but words conjured up from deep inside.
They express the swirl of emotions.
They provide a base of stability to stand on.
They yield a sliver of light shining in the dark.
They form new boundaries, places to explore.
And they heal the wounds that can break me in two.
Words call me home when I find this core.
So I seek this poet’s heart to find the words
that make a dwelling place for me.
© Donna Donabella 2016
This poem came to me recently in the aftermath of yet more killing, carnage and fighting in the world. I felt the pain deeply, and needed to connect to my inner core. Where I am reminded, that a beautiful sunrise means each day starts anew and anything can happen. The sun represents for me healing light, and connecting to my true self. It is always shining deep inside me, I just have to be aware of it….especially if I lose focus. And with all the pain and suffering in the world it is easy to lose focus especially for this highly sensitive person.
The flowers pictured here are native Rudbeckia hirta that shine throughout my garden like the sun all summer.
I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog, and Sanaa@A Dash of Sunny for her Prompt Nights every Friday. This week’s theme is “Hate’s a parasite that rots the Soul. ” We are to write a poem which helps dispel hatred. This is my take on the theme, and how I deal with the hatred I am finding more and more around me.
I leave you with a few additional words about finding my core. I welcome you to download the photo and share it.
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