The Witnessing..

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*smiles* just a something ;-)

I set atop a precipice not saying a word..

just watching...

all things flew..

sometimes violently.

Moments contradicted themselves.

*

In that time-frame,

becoming apart of the storm,

was the chosen method of....,

abstraction..??

it was the easy way out.

of what?

life I guess;

life;

the way it was...

~

Under camouflage a moth stays hidden.

Once the gaze turns inward,

the moth awakens..

reflecting the glimmers that call it to the surface.

And cries that never knew they were suppose to be,

are feathered away........


Submitted: June 08, 2009

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air

I always seem to mix up a few of the words when recording. ah-well ;-)

this is mostly a take on me watching me at a distructive point in time. even though I had lost myself, I feel I was actually outside myself during that time as well.
And then there is the awakening

Mon, June 8th, 2009 4:52pm

Pratibha

Moments contradicted themselves

Katie, sweetheart, this is perfect...this is not any post, this brings all of us to the verge of realising that " We r lovable" and " We will find our enlightenment" for sure, no matter what....

Sending huge HUGS

Tue, June 9th, 2009 3:48am

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Prati, thankyou So Much! it is so good to see your smiling face!

Tue, June 9th, 2009 6:27am

gerabel

Is this the beginning of a memoir? Wonderfully done, Katie... inspiring! One of these days I shall post and share my innermost feelings once again, because of talented writer friends such as you!! So glad I stopped by to read your latest.

Hugs and smiles make for happy days.....Jerry (*_*)

Wed, June 10th, 2009 1:24pm

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huh, well not the begining of a memoir Jerr, but it could have been added to the chapters in the 'wahe guru' deal.
anyhow, you never know what we might decide to write as writers. maybe I guess, you never know.
But yes you should share again and you will. no hurry, I think were all taking a little beak here lol ;=)
but when you do please let me know because I don't recieve the email alerts like other poeple do. I don't know why but I jsut never did.
hugs and smiles back atcha *^_^*

Sat, June 13th, 2009 2:00pm

scott 37

Just like you said, a moment of reflection that started a change. Nice work.

Thu, June 11th, 2009 9:29am

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and lots of it! lol
yup indeed, thankyou scott.
hope your weekend is going well.

Sat, June 13th, 2009 2:01pm

Cathy Chui

Wow...I haven't been here a while. This is so lovely, and brings me back to what I've been missing for so long. :] I love the image that this conveys, the peace that one isn't lonely in the world even if one is alone.

Thu, July 2nd, 2009 6:28am

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Cathy! *^_^* hahahaa so good to hear from you!
you've been 'missing' not now though hey? :)
thankyou, thankyou..
will have to check your page.
really good to see you

Thu, July 2nd, 2009 10:44am

sonnylsk

'The inward gaze...' the world forgets and becomes bereft...lost in civilization, progress, and outer shellS containing inner tragedies. Thanks K.

Thu, July 9th, 2009 10:59am

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the 'world' in general are too busy, and like it that way.
when they do experience glimpses which are usually for most only moments suspended in time, they ignore and quickly return to thier 'normal' or habitual way
thanks sonny, hope al is well
~katie

Sun, July 12th, 2009 6:08pm

Gentlespirit

oooooooohhhhhhh Katie! This demonstrates in words just the place I have been. Introspection, obtacles, hiding, challenges and changes..... in short responses to HUGE grieving state.

And all the time I neveer realised as I was running in the opposite direction.

wonderful words, wonderful

huge blessings and reiki love and rainbows
Vee x

Fri, July 24th, 2009 2:53pm

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^_^ thankyou my Vee ^_^
I think in times like these, it may be easier to set out of picture so it doesn't swallow you ?
hmmm
well, I didn't have the resources or growth then as now.
the growth had to come through loss.

Sat, July 25th, 2009 5:31pm

GFJones

Just beautiful. I really love the resolution in the last line, "And cries that never knew they were suppose to be, are feathered away........"

Mon, August 17th, 2009 9:25pm

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Ahh thanks, and in the audio I forgot the two words 'knew' and 'they'
makes a difference, but who knows if I'll ever fix it ;-)

Tue, August 18th, 2009 7:57pm

palewriter

This is so deep and very well done indeed. It takes a long time to be able to describe inner thoughts so clearly. In your case, You've really done that. Good job. On a side note, I have one called Red Wing Epilogue I've just posted, and it has "O" in it. HA HA. You might like it. Good job Air.

Fri, August 28th, 2009 3:59am

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Thankyou 'So' much. I really appreciate that other writers are able to comprehend inner meanings.
Yep, did read, and I have yet to stop back over too.
I won't forget.
~katie

Wed, September 9th, 2009 5:20pm

nombies

Hi Katie, you are a breatg of fresh AIR! Great work.

Sat, September 5th, 2009 7:47pm

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*Nombies* ^_^ hahahaa what a nice surprise!

Wed, September 9th, 2009 5:35pm

jwb

... Beautiful. I loved hearing you read it to me. That made it so perdfect. Very good job. Very good poem. I hope you will read some of mine sometime.
...

Sat, October 17th, 2009 7:30pm

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Thankyou jwb.
I've been to your page before.
Will leave a comment this time ;-)
~katie

Sat, October 17th, 2009 5:40pm

Rose Bouquet

This is very soothing for me, thank you.
I liked it very much.
Namaste,
Rose bouquet

Sat, May 8th, 2010 7:16pm

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'soothing' :-) thankyou Rose!
It has been a pleasure tonight getting to know you.
Your writing is Superb!
Namaste, ~katie

Sat, May 8th, 2010 12:38pm

moonphish

the recording was haunting....a voice on the edge

Tue, January 24th, 2012 4:17am

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hahaha I've a haunting voice; ooooh I like that! hahaha
THank-You!

Tue, January 24th, 2012 8:17am

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