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Updated on March 27, 2011


In and out of peace I go,
like the tides that ebb and flow...
Just when I think I've got a grasp,
peace slips through my fisted clasp.
It is the strangest thing I know
that from this state I come and go...
I wonder if its like the wind...
that blows today, to then rescind,
or like the clouds that, fleeting, pass...
or helium, some inert gas...
Is peace akin to autumn rain
that comes and goes, then, comes again.
It is a mystery to me
how peace can settle in, then flee...
an elusive butterfly
that comes and goes with no goodbye!
Yes, in and out of peace I go,
like the tides that ebb and flow...
Just when I think I've got a grasp...
peace slips away and I'm agasp.


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      tnderhrt23 5 years ago

      Yup, Max, you describe me well! Thank you, my friend!

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Emotional seesaw, unpredictable like weather. Beautiful expressions!

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Thank you, Christina.

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      Christina M. Castro 6 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      Elusiveness is Beautiful!

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Thanks, Fossillady! ~Peace to you too~

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      Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      I know exactly what you mean,but didn't think to put it together into a lovely poem like the one you have created...peace VVVVV

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Gus, I think you are right! Thanks!

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      Gustave Kilthau 6 years ago from USA

      Hi No_Clue - An interesting poem, this one. Nicely done! Peace is one of those subjective things, sort of like "one person's food is another's poison." Non-peace probably comes to people when they have nothing better to do.

      Gus :-)))

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Great quote, Nikki! I gotta remember that one!

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      Nikki Wicked 6 years ago from Louisiana

      peace much like happiness...and sadness, and anger, it comes and goes...we have to remember that "happiness is a mood, not a destination." quoted from the show One Tree Hill.

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Radioguy, you are so right! Thank you!

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      Radioguy 6 years ago from Maine

      Sometimes it comes with a good night sleep--but not always. Sometimes it comes with a stranger's smile--but not always. Sometimes it comes wrapped in sunshine and blue sky--but not always. It's elusive but the perfect peace comes from within and that is something to work for. Great job!

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      Xavier Nathan 6 years ago from Isle of Man

      Very well said. Thank you.

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      LedToolZ, thank you!

      Thanks, Sunnie! I am glad you like it!

      MO, indeed they do! Thanks!

      Gennna, thank you! Them feelings do come and go!

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      Genna East 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Beautiful. Yes, there is an inner peace...a moment when everything is clear and calm, but it doesn't last. Up and beautiful.

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      MysteriousOne 6 years ago

      Great Hub, No_Clue, and so true. Our feelings come and go without a warning. Voted up!

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      Sunnie Day 6 years ago

      This is truly beautiful no clue..and is very true. Peace does come and go.It is hard to hang on to for very long. When it goes we miss it and when it returns we are thankful. Thank you for such an awesome poem.


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      LedToolZ 6 years ago from Memphis, TN

      wow, that was so beautiful and emotionally true...great write

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Ahh, bb, I am glad you are first responder here! Its just a funny thing how the mood thing I can feel so fulfilled and content one day and so edgy and empty the next...I really became aware last week when I got entire perspective just shifted...and I am feeling better now and my perspective is shifting back...whew! its just kinda funny...but how boring it would be to be stuck in one constant anything, I suppose...hugs to you, my friend!

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      bbnix 6 years ago from Southern California

      Beautiful Ms. No_!!!

      One of my favorite places is the beach late at night with no one there and red tide is in. The crashing waves flash a brilliant glittering blue, all a symphony just for me.

      Like your notion in this beautiful poem, this great ocean surges and speaks to my life. I agree, it very much is like life, in your grasp and then not. I guess that's what I like about my life, the intangible - you never really know what to expect...

      Lovely, my friend...