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A Poem Through Meditation

Updated on March 3, 2017
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Missy is a unique writer who enjoys inviting her readers into her thoughts through her poetry and other topics of discussion.  

Thanks for the Inspiration, Manatita44

I had this thought, an inspiration, if you will, when I read the lovely sonnet dedication, Manatita44 wrote to me. The words drifted through me and filled me with a sense of serene peace. So, I decided my next poem would be written through a meditation state.

Honestly, I've always been interested in meditating to find inner peace for myself; to be one with my surroundings. I know meditation gives you a clear view of all things, a different perspective of faith when you become the center of yourself through meditation. I have only had two instances of meditation up to this point in my life, and it was just a very relaxing time. I listened to Deepak Chopra as I meditated. His mastery in this helped me go to another place in time with soothing guidance and relaxing melodies.

However, I always hoped I could go it alone. Meditate by myself with my own melodies and visions guiding the way. This was what I did here, with this poem. I took a journey through meditation alone, with no one around, with only my thoughts, and my visions guiding me through. When I awoke from my journey, I wrote it down.

This was my journey, and I would like to thank Manatita44 for inspiring my journey. Thank You!


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The First Wave

I see a painting of a woman in my head,

walking along the ocean's edge.


The wind gently flowing her dress as

The bottom hem softly settles on the

water and gets wet.


She stops and turns, looking out over

the waves while inhaling the salty air.


I have seen a painting such as this before.

I have imagined it was me standing on

the shore.



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The Middle Wave


A sea of hope, a sea of music, a sea of

sadness. It speaks all these things

with its fluent madness.


I’m in this. It feels relaxed, and I feel

more real than I ever have.


In this painting of longing and despair, as

I stare, I feel the embrace of the warm

breeze blowing.


It sends my mind to that boat, way out

in the great big ocean it floats.


I blink and now I’m there, smiling as

dolphins jump in the air.


Splashing around so free, then one

comes to the boat and looks at me.


I feel as one with this mammal that

shares our planet, and it seems we

have become destined friends forever.


As I watch it swim away and disappear

into the deep black underflow, I hear

a wave slapping the boat, and it swallows

me up with a great big gulp.

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The Last Wave of Release


I’m now drifting under water, yet I’m

not scared at all. I hear silence for a

moment then a squeaky tone.


I wake back on the sandy beach, staring

up at the sunny sky. Somehow I’m not

in the least lacking of any buoyancy; I

am still surprisingly spry


I remain on my back while the water

brushes my feet, scanning the seagulls

as they fly above me.


Finally, I turn over on my knees and

hands, then slowly extend myself up to

stand.


I start walking toward the dunes over the top

and down the other side, out of the painting

back into my life…

Think about it...

When you meditate, where do you journey away to?

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© 2015 Missy Smith

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      It's very peaceful that way aviannovice. Thank you!

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      It isn't so hard, is it? Just remember that everything flows back into the natural elements.

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      Lovely shprd74. Thank you!

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      Hari Prasad S 2 years ago from Bangalore

      Well written poem missy.

      Beautiful be the shore,

      strolling alone is bore.

      - hari

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      Thank you sujaya. :)

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      sujaya venkatesh 2 years ago

      nice use of words

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      I'm so glad you liked my poem Vandana. That's all I want, is to touch people with my words.

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      Peace and Love Manatita!

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      Thanks Faith. Yes, I also talk to him many times through my days. I have found he has been what helps me move along and keep fighting through this life that can get so tiring.

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      Vandana Patel 2 years ago from India

      Just beautiful, and your experience was beyond words.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      May I take the supreme opportunity here, Missy, to thank you again and also those who have visited you and I, to comment on your beautiful Hub and Poetry. Much Love.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Manatita is generous in blessing us with his lovely tributes to lift our spirits.

      Thank you for sharing your meditation times with us through these special poems.

      I love to meditate on God's Word and in my special time spent with Him first thing in the morning and before going to sleep at the end of the day, plus during the day when I am communicating with Him through prayer without ceasing. I do as He tells us to do in thinking on those things that are true, right, worthy of praise, excellent, etc. and then that peace, the peace that passes all understanding falls down on me ...so sweet.

      Peace and blessings

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      I'm so glad that you saw this journey of mine clearly swalia. I hoped I would come out of the meditation state and know just how to write it down, and I think I did well. :)

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      Thank you Jodah. I do at first try to clear my mind, but I start drifting away. I let it happen, because it is so relaxing. I hope to meditate more soon. :)

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      Thanks again Frank. I hope you continue to enjoy my words. :)

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      I absolutely loved this journey and cannot wait to meditate off to other realms of my being Manatita. Yoga is something that I feel very interested in as well. Again, I thank you for your inspiration, and I hope you have a lovely weekend also. I will hug my children for sure and tell them a great friend shared this embrace with them. Blessings to you always. :)

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      This was really a great way for me to write poetry word55, and to be one with myself. I like to meditate, but don't really have the time or quiet place to go to do it. I'm not making excuses, but it gets a little hard with two kids who need your attention most of the time. I hope to find a way to meditate more. I love where I go. And yes indeed, Manatita deserves all the credit for bringing me to this place within myself. :)

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      Shaloo Walia 2 years ago

      I have been meditating ever since I met my spiritual master in 2008. This spiritual journey has been a beautiful experience.

      Meditation in itself is a blissful experience and you have encaptured it beautifully with your words.

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      This was a very worthwhile exercise for you I am sure Missy. Manatita is a very inspirational writer and all credit to him for being the catalyst behind this poem. I don't meditate as much as I should although I do yoga occasionally and that is combined with meditation. When I do I at first try to clear my mind but it soon strays to something...usually nature in some form, the countryside, clouds in the sky,or the ocean with waves lapping at the shore. Well done once again.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      what a soft collection of words in all your poems... awesome :)

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Thank you Al.

      You're awesome!

      Missy, yes, visualisation is great and each Soul is different. I have taught visualisation as far away as Kenya and Ghana. Some of my earlier work here is prose and you will find some articles on Yoga. Keep on carrying on. You're doing Great!! Have a beautiful weekend and hugs to the children.

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      Word 2 years ago from Chicago

      Look what recognition, uplifting and inspiration can do. Missy, your poems are full of beautiful expressions of love, love that is vibrant and radiant that passes through to others and returns to from which it came. Manitita deserves his rewards. Keep up the excellent work. Be blessed!

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      Missy Smith 2 years ago from Florida

      Thank you Manatita44. I will try to continue my journeys. I know some like to meditate and totally clear their thoughts, but there was this one lady I listened to. She was a type of psychiatrist if I recall correctly, it was years back that I ran into her therapy session online, and part of her therapy session was to clear your mind and meditate to wherever your mind takes you. I think that way works best for me, because my mind is very hard to shut down. Some may say I'm a dreamer....:)

      I do believe the dolphin did symbolize something within myself and the universe. So I get what you explain there totally.

      Yes, I do know that sensual things are fleeting, and it's sad, scary, yet beautiful as well. As the great Robert Frost recited...Nothing gold can stay.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Lots of boats, sea and related metaphors lately, and some came from me. Actually, we're in a boat all right. There is a Boatman or Captain, and we are all travelling to a Golden Shore. In this boat, some sleep, rest, while others row. The trick is to remain in the boat. Not easy.

      The Dolphin symbolises your oneness with the Self, the Universe, or vastness and expansion.

      Now meditation is an inner journey, we do travel sometimes, but in the inner world. Again, you are always omnipresent. Where can you go? Put differently, where is not you?

      I really like your poem and your idea. Continue ...all sensual things are ephemeral and will change or decay. I believe you know this. My gratitude to you and happy that you felt inspired. God speed, Missy!