Thursday, April 25, 2013

Voices


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Take the road less travelled
Said a thought inside my head
That road is long and gravelled
But to treasures you'll be led

Take the next detour
Said a thought inside my head
Though it drizzles, maybe pours
But to sunshine you'll be led

The feet they keep to familiar path
Squashed is the thought inside my head
Then Spirit nudges without wrath
The road I walk is shred

You cannot reach the highest heights
If you cannot try be bold
Learn not to push away or fight
The voices of your soul

~x~



Written for  Verse First - Voices 

Linking to   Poetry Pantry #148      dVerse Open Link Night #94


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54 comments:

  1. What a lovely poem...it can be so hard to let our soul's voice be heard. You've expressed this beautifully!

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    1. Thanks Sherri - but I'm glad it never stops trying!

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  2. So inspirational... the voices of our soul do know what's best for us.

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    1. Thanks Laurie - they sure do, if only we would listen.

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  3. Beautiful,,,,really sometimes we need to fight our inner self.

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    1. Thanks Vandana - that inner voice is very persistent.

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  4. I love to listen to my voices. The more I listen the more they speak to me. I don't think poets could write without them. You say it all so well and so beautifully. Thank you

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    1. Thanks Stormcat. I think you hit the nail on the head, if you listen, they speak more. They certainly know what they are saying.

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  5. What an inspiring poem! It's the intuitive voices, we seem to ignore, but should listen hard to!

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    1. Thanks Nandana. You are so right, those intuitive voices hold a lot of wisdom, but we refuse to listen.

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  6. Oh I so love that: "the voices of your soul". Exactly.

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    1. Thanks Sherry. Yep, of the soul - those are the voices to heed.

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  7. the road less travelled is the street I live on ;). great job!

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    1. Thanks Andrea. That's great that you can take that road - I am still not at the point where I can take the big leap of faith.

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  8. Very true....I'm learning this as I get older, even on little things like taking a back road home from work, just because....

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    1. Thanks. I think as the years go on, the awakening comes or perhaps we just get wiser. I like to take the scenic road rather than the motorway - not always but sometimes.

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  9. true on the boldness it takes to follow that road less traveled, but it does afford a much better view and life...smiles.

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    1. Thanks Brian. Yes, boldness is required - I'm not there yet, though I know it will have a better view and life.

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  10. Very inspirational one...Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Ekta - glad you liked it.

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  11. Well Said.......... We cant dont has courage to go and try new things......... Very nice........

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    1. Thanks Lasha - we need courage to make changes. Thanks for visiting.

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  12. Wonderfully written and we all have those voices telling us the easy or hard way through life and we decide which to listen to. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Donetta. Usually the voices of our soul show us the easy way but we don't believe that and continue down the difficult path. Thanks for dropping by.

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  13. I love the message in this one, Suzy. Robert has a rival!

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  14. The voices of the soul - Always listen to the heart and feel the blood in your veins and the voices of the soul. Beautifully written

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    1. Thanks Alan. The heart and soul know so much more. Thanks for visiting.

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  15. Yes, it is wise to listen to that inner voice. I like the journey of your thoughts in this piece.

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    1. Thanks - that journey is often taken inside my head :)

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  16. Brilliant reflection! I think we are more satisfied, content, when we learn to clearly hear our inner voice and then react in accordance.

    http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2013/04/25/silence/

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    1. Thanks Kim. It's very wise to follow that voice, and yet we hesitate to do so.

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  17. You are so right! Best not to squash those thoughts or push them away!

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    1. Thanks Robyn. But ever so hard to trust them and take that step.

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  18. I really, REALLY enjoyed the message in this poem and the form you used to express it. We do need to live boldly, don't we? We can't reach those heights if we hold ourselves back. This is one that should be read daily. Smiles.

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    1. Thanks Mary, yes we do need to be bold and take the different path - but so hard to move out of the comfort zone.

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  19. I like what you've said and admire the way you've said it. You do both rhyme and rhythm very well.

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    1. Thanks Rosemary. Glad you liked it. :)

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  20. very well said. a very bold and a brave take on the prompt just as is required for life!

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    1. Thanks Akila. We do need a good dose of boldness to survive in this world. But I hope that we all use that boldness in ways that help others.

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    1. Thanks Anthony - glad you thought so.

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    1. Thanks Mindlovemisery - happy you thought so.

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  23. Suzy, so glad you shared this in Poetry Pantry as well. I enjoyed the reread, Suzy.

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    1. Thanks Mary for the double read. :)

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  24. always good to listen to our inner voice and be brave enough to leave the beaten path as on the sideways and detours we so often find real treasures..

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    1. So true Claudia - but more often than not we live within our comfort zone. Thanks for your comment.

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  25. very inspirational.
    i like the positive message of the poem. :)

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    1. Thanks Dsnake1 Glad you thought so. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment.

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  26. Nice poem on soul searching and not being afraid to challenge ourselves.

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    1. Thanks Linda - I'm trying to not be afraid - not easy though. thanks so much for visiting.

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  27. Thoughts come from within, them know the way, begging to be heard.

    Nicely written.

    Cheers!

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    1. Thanks Jeff - that which comes from within is truly authentic. Thanks for dropping by.

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