Treasure Island

Johan Fourie

(22 November 1949 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

3..... the past not to be Framed In Shadows


the dark shadows of the past
bracket the the here and now of the present
and create a blinding mirage into a hazy future

our choice to stand so hopeless,
.......framed in the present
thus, locked into an unwanted future.....?

let us rather allow our light to shine so bright here in the now
in this we overcome the shadows of the past
and let the radiance of the present then mirror a future

possible, at long last, reflective introspection discovering deep inside
so, as shadows retreat fragments of the essence of Being surface
finding remnants of the essence of Being affirmned, still the same
finding values and priorities migrated to new dimensions in space and time

through this then
the fabric and texture of Being...., now wiser, .....more resilient
the resonance of mind harmonious quiter at peace
understanding and having overcome the shadows,
accepting the mirrored future, bearable-, and joy to be alone

soul no longer running the prairies with scavenging wolves, hungry for love
now present a man hand in hand with love.... belonging,
......no longer longing, ........the cracks, ok emitting light
and as waves of sorrow come at times, as it will, joy smooths the crests

Submitted: Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Edited: Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (3..... the past not to be Framed In Shadows by Johan Fourie )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Metaphysical Independence, Margaret Alice Second
  2. None Today, Steve Kittell
  3. Zephyr, Naveed Khalid
  4. Lists, Stephen Peter Mills
  5. Blood Red, Hayley Lewis
  6. Jealousy And A Mango, Dilantha Gunawardana
  7. Sublimate, Hayley Lewis
  8. Follower, kassem oude
  9. Woman, Hayley Lewis
  10. Elixir, Naveed Khalid

Poem of the Day

poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When the hours of Day are numbered,
And the voices of the Night
Wake the better soul, that slumbered,
To a holy, calm delight;

Ere the evening lamps are lighted,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

 

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  4. Footsteps of Angels, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  5. Farewell, Anne Brontë
  6. If, Rudyard Kipling
  7. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  8. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  9. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  10. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]