Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Fire up that passion


In the midst of all confusion
An answer suddenly appears
Destroying all illusion
Removing every fear

Perhaps it's not what you expected
Opposite to your thoughts
Something you rejected
Or secretly longed for

Embrace the presented moment
The event is meant to be
Perhaps time for some atonement
Or just to rest and see

Fire up the passion
For what you truly want to do
Take the time for self compassion
Make your wildest dreams come true


Poem inspired by recent events in my life.

September was an up and down month. I finished up at work 30 Sept as my contract came to an end. Initially I was on the lookout for a new contract and was getting anxious about not finding a job quickly until I got hit with the flu with a vengeance that completely drained me - no energy, no appetite, no strength.

And on the last day at work I just made a split second decision that I was going to take a few months off and simply enjoy life. It's been a hard year and I've done some long hours at work. Not complaining as I've enjoyed every moment of it. But I do need the rest and time for myself to do the things I want to do and to stop and smell the roses and to enjoy the camellias in my garden and to ignite that fire within me to write and rhyme and photograph and dream.

Linking to:
Poet's United Midweek Motif - Fire
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44 comments:

  1. "Fire up the passion / For what you truly want to do"...that's exactly what I am doing now...this 30th September I took voluntary retirement and not looking back, rather resting and seeing :) a lovely poem Suzy...

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    1. Thanks Sumana. Wishing you a happy retirement.

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  2. Sometimes it is good to follow our heart and do the things and if our intentions are pure, god will always guide us:)

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  3. Self compassion is much needed...got to cut yourself some slack at times.

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    1. Thanks Thotpurge. It's necessary to take a break now and then.

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  4. Rest and recharge. All the best!

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  5. Love this - such an uplifting poem :D

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  6. Love this poem: love the affirmation, its fire, the way it lifts it chin and dares.

    Taking time off is always a difficult decision to make. We can't help thinking that something might come up, and what if we can't afford this or that... But goodness, we should all slowdown and step back every now and then, so we can see ourselves and our lives from a better angle... enjoy the camellias!

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    1. Thanks Magaly Taking a break and slowing down is required for good health. I am enjoying my break. Glad you liked my poem.

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  7. lovely energizing write

    much love...

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  8. So good to take some time off.. maybe it's the best of things... Just hope you come back with twice the energy.. I would be filled with both fire and fear for such a change.

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    1. Thanks Brudberg. Yes there was a little bit of fear to start with but now I am truly enjoying my time off.

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    1. Thanks Rosemary. I am having so much fun.

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  10. Taking rest definitely fires up energy and passion. Great write and enjoy your break.

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    1. Thanks Nithya. Loving my restful moments

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  11. Put a match to whatever you are passionate about and let the joy of it burn into reality. :)

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    1. That was very poetic Susie. Nice.

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  12. Thanks Suzy for dropping in and reading my Monday poem 'Jabberwocky'; happy i sparked your interest, jjabberwocky here is used in the context of nonsense talk, not monsters

    oh and remember to link up on Mondays with one of your writes

    much love...

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    1. Ah thanks Gillena. Glad it's not the monster with the eyes of flame and the jaws that bite, and the claws that catch.

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  13. Oh indeed, we all need to fire up our passion. Without passion, what is life about anyway? We need passion to maintain a good standard of living, I think.

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    1. So true Mary. Passion is what keeps us going.

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  14. Positive affirmations, beautifully chimed together! Congratulations on choosing yourself!

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    1. Thanks Susan. Yes one of the best decisions I've made.

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  15. Fired by passion and eyes brimming with hope cum dreams What beautiful words:)
    Enjoy the break and we need the time to energize the self, do our own things. I left my job and on a two weeks break before I join a new place. Such moments are important to de-clutter the mind.

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    1. Thanks Vishal. We all need some time out. Mine was long overdue.

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  16. Wonderfully encouraging words! Keep believing in yourself, you are worth it!

    Thank you for visiting me at poetryofthenetherworld.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Little Fairy. Glad you liked my words.

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  17. We are trained to be so work oriented. I am glad you are able to take a few months off to fire up your soul and enjoy just living, Suzy. The body needs a break, we drive them so hard. (I am paying for that now!) I love this poem, I am all about following one's dreams/......

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    1. Thanks Sherry. I am really enjoying my time off. No stress of work, just doing what I want to do. Loving my time off.

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  18. Beautiful poem, full of wisdom. i am so glad you decided to take time off. You won't regret it. Hope you're feeling better. Enjoy your time!

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    1. Thanks Myrna. Yes feeling great now and loving my time off.

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    1. Thanks MMT. It's one of the best decisions I've made.

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  20. Sounds to me like a great way to spend the time. :)

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    1. Thanks Restlessjo. And time is racing by.

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  21. Love your poem dear Suzy. Wonderfully said:-)Happy for your decision. wish you all the best and that you enjoy every second of your time:-)

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  22. I'm sorry I haven't been over to read your posts as much as I'd like, Suzy. I always love your heartfelt and wise poetry such as this poem above. Sorry to hear you got so sick but good you saw it as a sign to slow down and are able to enjoy life more and catch your breath. All the best!

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