Natasa Pantovic


Self-Remember - Poem by Natasa Pantovic

from Art Of 4 Elements Spiritual Poetry Book

When Life on Earth reminds you

Of a theater performance
that you have performed a thousand and one times

Of wearing shoes
that belong to someone else

Of living in Africa
surrounded with immense wealth - but starving

Of trying to reach and never managing
'cause the goal is invisible

Of circling endlessly day after day
and reaching the same bloody useless spot over and over

Of words that are never said
'cause the moment got lost in an explosion of self-importance

Of a hand that longs for a hand-shake
in a land where all creatures have four feet

Of a life of a battery grown chick
that ate its feet thinking they are food

Of a homeless child's face
that is searching for his family just after the Tsunami

Stop!

Stop
To hear the clatter of cutlery just before lunch
carefully prepared by a grandma
waiting for the reunion of her family

Stop
To breathe the air that smells of jasmine
in early spring and disappears in the eyes
of a 6 year old that tells you she is in-love

Stop
To touch the fur of a cat that keeps coming to you
no matter how long you've been away

Stop
To see the balcony of the 18th century building
you pass by unnoticed on your way to work

Stop
To see the faces in a crowded bus
reading their stories one by one

Stop
To watch the sea as it greets the land
in an endless rubbing of noses

Stop
to Self-Remember

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Topic(s) of this poem: life, remember, self, self discovery


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Within the experiment we call Life, most of us strive to hit the jackpot, to find the recipe for love, happiness, fulfillment, to get to the finish line healthy, without suffering, sane, inspired and laughing. www.artof4elements.com is a story of such an endeavour, of an attempt, a dream, to discover a sacred stone that transforms metals into gold, helping our souls live their highest potential ever.

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  • Natasa Nuit Pantovic (10/7/2015 5:59:00 AM)


    Check How to Exercise Mindfulness: http: //www.artof4elements.com/entry/129/how-to-exercise-mindfulness (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 18, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 6, 2015


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