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A Question of Magnitude

Updated on June 17, 2012

Mirrored lake

still from a distance

daylight bursts

revealing light ripples


observe the waves how they continue

bumping, grooving


ever more and more

Skipping stones

upon the mirror

disturbing the reflection

making ways amongst waves

never stopping

though seemingly dissipating

Storm clouds hit the distance

raging fast

too quick to escape

From your pauncho

observe the effect

drops disrupting drops

still all the ripples as before continue

just more

life you see

your present and real

each action

each reaction

drops, stones, ripples

reverberating, disturbing

and illusion in motion

there is no escape of your ripples

nor the ripples of those around you

only the choice to flow

the option to rise or sink

will you drown?

you have the option

will you rise and crest the view

will you grow

till your ripples

are the only ones that dominate you

look around

at the other ripples

see if that frequency

helps or hinders

whether their waves

are bigger then yours

now begin again

wiser then before

become and grow

be happy

none can truly stop you

the biggest ripple

shore to shore.


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    • Jaggedfrost profile image

      Jaggedfrost 5 years ago

      very good my dear. You are learning.

    • IsadorasThought profile image

      IsadorasThought 5 years ago

      Good point. It doesn't change the fact that I cannot swim.


      Wait, I was wondering that - if someone pushed me into deep waters, surely my instincts would kick in - is that what you're saying? So why do people still drown?


      Wait, again. They drown because they still don't believe they can swim.

      OK, I got it now.

      I think you may have just taught me to swim...

    • Jaggedfrost profile image

      Jaggedfrost 5 years ago

      So long as you hold that thought in your heart you are correct. Necessity is the mother of invention.

    • IsadorasThought profile image

      IsadorasThought 5 years ago

      I cannot swim.

    • Jaggedfrost profile image

      Jaggedfrost 5 years ago

      in our statements

      our beliefs and limits become clear

      they are as we so declare

      "argue for your limitations and you will surely obtain them" -restatement of something very wise someone else said that I have held on to with total disregard to whom wrote it originally.

    • Mhatter99 profile image

      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Imagine seeing

      The world as it really is

      And no way to tell