Saturday, September 21, 2013

Just Past Centre Battles

Written for  Verse First    Poetry Jam    GBE2
Linking to    Poetry Pantry #168   dVerse Open Link Night #115

Verse First - Just past the centre
We are, now, just past September's center. Funny way to look at a span of time, from the center. But that is exactly what I want you to do. Look at something, anything really, from just past center. It could be your life, your kitchen table or even a task at hand. It could be your equilibrium, your goals, a relationship or... Whatever you choose, write a poem from the perspective of Just past center.

GBE2 - Imperfection
All things must balance
That's my belief
Life's like a dance
Unbalanced it's grief

Sometimes a new venture
Swings left, then right
Just past centre
No use being uptight

A little imperfection
Much easier to achieve
It's a matter of perception
And what you believe

All things must balance
The ride up and down
Life needs an easy stance
Smile, don't frown

~x~


Poetry Jam - Battles
Mind is a battlefield
Of earthly understanding
Heart is a vault unsealed
Of Divinity enchanting

Sometimes the mind wins
It's morality's tool
It keeps us from sins
And within earthly rules 

But the heart is blissful
It tolerates the mind
Its connection is universal
Invisible and kind

There's balance in life
When mind and heart agree
Then our journey is free of strife
And the spirit is free

Mind is a battlefield
Of earthly understanding
Heart is a vault unsealed
Of Divinity enchanting

~x~


Paying it forward
This week I feature Mary's Just past centre - loved her take on the prompt and it made me smile


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43 comments:

  1. Nice poems here, Suzy.

    First poem - Yes, it is good to strive for balance...a little left, a little right, a little imperfection, and a smile that always remains!

    Second poem - I enjoyed reading the relationship between mind & heart. Really liked your last stanza especially. For myself, I find myself most in sync when my mind & heart agree, that one does not overrule the other but that they act as partner guides through life.

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    1. Thanks Mary. Imperfection is easy to achieve and certainly less stressful. Mind and heart as partners is the way to go. Nicely put Mary.

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  2. Suzy, I love your take on both prompts, that phrase of taking an easy stance is perfect! :-)

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    1. Thanks Sara - I learnt the easy stance via my karate cat stance - soft yet powerful.

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  3. Enjoyed your rhymes and the wisdom within them. Great work on both of these Suzy!

    The first one especially resonated with me. Life does need an easy stance :-)

    "Life's like a dance
    Unbalanced it's grief" ain't that the truth!

    "A little imperfection
    Much easier to achieve" yes, a graceful way of giving ourselves a little leeway.

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    1. Thanks Poet Laundry. It's much easier to move through life with an easy stance - so much easier to adapt to situations and circumstances.

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  4. Love the concept of 'mind as morality's tool' ... both poems are beautifully composed.

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    1. Thanks Helen. I think that's the way it's meant to be except that sometimes the mind becomes the devil's workshop

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  5. I enjoyed reading both of these Suzy. Both seem to be about balance in one way or another. thanks for posting these.

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  6. Sometimes it's hard to find balance, but when achieved, it brings peace.

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    1. Hi Laurie, so true, balance does bring peace.

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  7. Balance is not always easy to achieve, but so necessary. The mind is definitely a battlefield...Both are great!!

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    1. Thanks Susie. Yes the mind is a battlefield - forever having those volleyball matches.

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  8. Balance is not always easy to achieve, but so necessary. The mind is definitely a battlefield...Both are great!!

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  9. love both of them.....i think in the heart-mind conflict we better listen to the heart for mental peace...........but balance between the two is the best......as you say.......

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    1. Thanks Sumana. True best to go with the heart, but sometimes the mind is a good balancer. Glad you liked them both.

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  10. Without balance a person goes crazy little by little. Loved both of your poems. ♥

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    1. Thanks Kathy. Glad you liked them.

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  11. there is a balance that comes when we can get the heart and mind to agree...and when they dont we have to choose which we will follow....as they each have different outcomes...

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    1. So true Brian each provide a different perspective on balance and both needed for it too.

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  12. Suzy, I love your wise words about balance....and especially love that the heart's "connection is universal, invisible and kind." Beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Sherry. glad you liked those lines, I like them too.

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  13. Love your view of imperfection. I totally agree! It's much too hard being perfect, too much pressure. I rather like my imperfect self. :)

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    1. Thanks Linda. Yep too hard to be and remain perfect constantly.

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  14. Life is a balance of all we have been given and our response to receiving it. You convey life and its effect beautifully.

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    1. Thanks Alan. Glad you liked my poems,

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  15. Simple truths. Truth nevertheless.
    Softly expressed.
    Cheers!

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  16. Enjoyed both very much. Good use of rhyme.

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    1. Thanks Beachanny. Glad you enjoyed my poems.

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  17. I was drawn into the words by the rhythm of your writing. Imperfection is balance. Beautifully done.

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    1. Thanks Jo. True, in a way imperfection is balance. Glad you liked my poems.

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  18. The cadence in your just past center poem is a delight to the ear. Your message, true and clear. Nice share.

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    1. Thanks Kim, glad you liked the "melody". Loved the rhyme in your comment. Poetry is such sweet music.

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  19. You have a lovely gift for poetry. Very nice.

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  20. Loved both of them, Suzy. Trying to find a balance between heart and mind and enjoying the now, is what I'm attempting to do...not always easy, but we try.

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    1. Thanks Corinne. The mind is usually quite dominant and being in the now takes a lot of practice. But yes, we keep trying.

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  21. Beautifully written.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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