Footprints

NaPoWriMo 2020: Day 22

Know much of anger
and its bubbling cauldron
of rage that can leave
ugly gouges in surrounding
landscape that might last
for ages.

Scars of rock hard substance
where fields of fragrant
wild flowers once grew.
Tall grasses waving in wind
where wild creatures could come
to feed their need to grow
and flourish.

Truly believe in leaving
far less of a footprint.
Building memories instead
of permanent gashes in ground
of this singular life I’ve been
given.

Elizabeth Crawford 4/22/2020

Note: Image found on the internet, author unknown. Poem arose from a conversation yesterday. Our present life is most often based on what occurred in the years before it. If we do not resolve whatever issues arose, they remain within us and can create scars on our inner landscape. I have often been told that I am “different”. That’s why I love the above quote.

About 1sojournal

Loves words and language. Dances on paper to her own inner music. Loves to share and keeps several blogs to facilitate that. They can be found here: https://1sojournal.wordpress.com/ https://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/ http://claudetteellinger.wordpress.com/
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3 Responses to Footprints

  1. Sherry Marr says:

    I love the vision of the tall grass waving in the wind, and the wild creatures coming………..

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  2. Irene says:

    Makes me think that poetry is healing, Elizabeth.

    Irene, I believe that any kind of creative activity has a healing element and energy about it. For me, poetry was learning how to sing on paper. I may have started late, but that simply means I had a lot of catching up to do. And it is healing because it is the voice of the soul, seeking wholeness.

    Elizabeth

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  3. What a beautiful piece of writing, Elizabeth.

    Love,
    Pamela

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