Friday, May 31, 2013

Freedom


My soul is trapped or so it seems
In a body where restriction teems
It feels like it is disconnected
Torn, tattered and fragmented

I must find a way to free my soul
From the clutches of life's control
Stitch it up and keep it together
Yet break free from unyielding tether

In quiet solitude I sit still
But noises around me seem so shrill
Turbulent thoughts shake my resolve
I quietly pray so they may dissolve

Slowly chatter around me fades
Through the mire my mind it wades
Something lifts and oh it lightens
A serene connection to Spirit heightens

I am floating like a feather
Earth and Heaven come together
The scattered fragments slowly bind
Enlightened is the feeble mind

Body and soul merge like one
The mind no longer on the run
Seems I've suddenly found the key
To set my restless spirit free

Freedom freedom cries my soul
Life is beautiful, and I am whole.


Meditation is freedom!


~x~



Written for Verse First - The function of freedom (is to free someone else)

Linking to  Poetry Pantry #152   dVerse Open Link Night #99


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40 comments:

  1. This is beautiful Suzy! Your poems are filled with tenderness, wisdom, and compassion. I feel better after reading this =)

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    1. Thanks Mindlovemisery. Glad you feel good after reading my poems.

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  2. I enjoyed this, Suzy. I think you have described well the reasons why people meditate. I like the idea of 'body and soul merge as one' as one gets rid of all that 'chatter' in the background. Meditation IS freedom indeed.

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    1. Thanks Mary - it brings us immense peace, and when we are at peace we are free.

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  3. Beautiful! Indeed meditation is freedom..... Zen!

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    1. Thanks Kajal - yep, Zen is the way to be.

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  4. meditation indeed helps. I agree with you

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    1. Thanks Jossina. I meditate each night to help me relax.

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    1. Thanks AnnMarie. Glad you liked it.

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  6. ..very beautiful and i really appreciate your effort to rhyme... meditation is freedom --- ah, i liked that statement as it rings truth... i think when we develop peace in mind & heart creating a balance it will show & come out in our action resulting to a more free feel of living life ... thanks for the poem... smiles...

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    1. Thanks Kelvin - body mind and soul need to be in balance and harmony to live life easily.

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  7. nice...meditation is...its something that i learned a few years back...for me it allows me to find a place i can unpack and sit aside the things i no longer need to carry...the rhythm and rhyme of this lend well to the message...

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    1. Thanks Brian. I love the way you define meditation - a means to unpack and sit aside things no longer needed.

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    2. smiles...thank you...its the way it has been for me...that and to ponder certain things...good to see you at dverse as well...

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    3. Glad to be at dVerse. :)

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  8. What a lovely meditation, I felt such a sense of peace reading it.

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    1. Thanks Lisa. Glad it brought you peace.

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  9. Meditation is a very powerful tool to control your own life.

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    1. It sure is Rellentanda - difficult but intensely satisfying.

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  10. I'll second that - meditation is always a plus. :)

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  11. Excellent words on meditation. Enjoyed the poem.

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    1. Thanks Anthony. Glad you liked it.

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  12. Wow! this is too good. To be very honest Suzy, reading this poem comforted my restlessness too.

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    1. Thanks Preetilata. Glad you were comforted.

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  13. Oh yes. There is so much to say for solitude.

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    1. Thanks J Cosmo. Solitude is so rejuvenating.

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  14. Suzy,

    A very peaceful ending to a poem which is a snapshot of how life can be with so many...Under stress, never time to relax and draw breath...
    Meditation has so many values which can transform our state and offer a release to freedom..

    Eileen

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    1. Thanks Eileen. Meditation is my refuge in times when I am perturbed.

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  15. "Life is beautiful and I am whole"....yay! Loved this, Suzy!

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    1. Thanks Sherry. That's what meditation does for me.

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  16. What a lovely poem! 'Meditation is freedom' did it for me. Sometimes the only place where we can truly be free is in our minds. :)

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    1. Thanks Anand. So true that when our minds are free, we are free.

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  17. Such a peaceful poem, I love the sound of freedom, finding it through meditation. I've never really gone into meditation the relaxing kind...I think walking is my meditation, that's when my mind sorts things out! Lovely poem.

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    1. Thanks Panamoniumcat. Walking is definitely meditation. Anything that can take you to that peaceful place is meditation.

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  18. I completely agree, Meditation transforms you and takes you to a different level. You start perceiving a situation from a different angle. And that's how you become free:)

    Loved your poems Suzy:)

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    1. Thanks Gayu. Meditation is one of my favourite activities. Thanks so much for you nice comments.

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