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Poems of a Life in Flux

Updated on August 5, 2012

The Importance of a Viable Forum

"To have great poets, there must be great audiences too."

Walt Whitman

To be able to express one's emotions through the written word is a supreme pleasure, just ask any writer. However, we as purveyors of text are nothing without a forum, a community of beautiful minds to share these written meanderings with.

To that end, in this hub, I hope to open the door to the metamorphosis we all experience as we travel through the vagaries life.

"The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become."

Charles DuBos

Letting Go
Letting Go

Letting Go

Falling apart, the untangling and fraying of mangled pieces of a life once presumed well lived. To some, a tradition, and to others a blind omission, castaways from social order, society's irreverant disorder, tattooed for life, lost at sea---how could this be?

Bumbling, mumbling, rumbling in ruminations, disguised machinations, a faint light in the distance, grasping for any jagged fragmented piece, oddly ornamental, fragile, though disconnected from the rest, lacking solidarity, but with parity, a testament of strength, holding on to that sacred belief that the light, though being in the distance, faint, yet observed will be the harbinger that will in time carry the broken soul to safe harbor, again to resume a life not previously recognized, but on a charted course to be well lived.

R. Grosswirth

Taking from the Forbidden

Forbidden Fruit
Forbidden Fruit

Forbidden Love

My ethereal creation, intangible object of my affection, I long for you with every fiber of my being.

This pain inside me tortures me as I wait in silence for your appearance, and this yearning and burning desire for your lips to touch mine is suffocating the air from my lungs, penetrating the seat of my soul, forcing me to bear witness to feelings that I have no right to feel , a heavy burden of shame that I will carry all the days of my life.

All I want, all I need and will ever need for that matter, is to take refuge deep in your heart, so that I may fervently await your love to present itself in kind to me, and that forever may we be sated blissfully engorged in our blending..

R. Grosswirth

Transcendence

Transcending from Mundane to Growth and Freedom
Transcending from Mundane to Growth and Freedom

Change

The elixir of your abundant fluid warmly fills my open cavities, a once diseased riddled wasteland of festering hatred, an aftermath of abuse, condemnation, a torturous foreshadowing and the unmistakable evidence of titubation,

"Save me if you can," a greater prophecy is coming.

Lament not this former decomposition, instead rejoice in its rising up and its rejuvenation, this succulent reservoir now amassing abundance in its host, a talismatic store serving to rekindle what was once languishing, now driven from decay.

"Tabula rasa," the nuturing of cerebral life energy, the summoning of inate potential and freeing the spirit to once again roam as a budding vivacity.

"Oh proffer, in your infinite wisdom." use your alchemy to help me emerge from this deep sleep and thrust of an ever evolving metamorphosis; juxtapose my essence between the celestial bodies and the spiritual world, finally enabling me to transcend from this mundane bind that impairs me to growth and freedom.

R. Grosswirth

Titubation- stumbling gait

Tabula rasa- the mind in its blank state receiving outside impressions

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    Robin Grosswirth 5 years ago from New York

    Thank you, Vincent. Your kind words and work have been inspiring me to write.

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    Vincent Moore 5 years ago

    You are a great poet and your audience will indeed grow with time. Your journey has been very interesting. From your letting go and also the taste of the forbidden fruit through your transcendence and metamorphosis, a beautiful butterfly appears to have fluttered forth from the cold and lonely cocoon. Peace and blessings to you sweet poet.

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    Robin Grosswirth 5 years ago from New York

    Thank you for welcoming me into the community and for taking the time to read my work. It will take me time, but I will try to get to read everyone's work as I go nightly. Looking forward to yours.

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    PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida

    Hi,

    Welcome to our world of great people and writers, and thank you for sharing your titillating poem with the genius of an ingenious wordsmith. And I liked the rhythm of the poem and the beat of the words.

    A great job and please continue as we all like new poets and their work.

    Your Hub Friend,

    Bobbi Purvs

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    Robin Grosswirth 5 years ago from New York

    One reads or views a work of art and communes with it on their own terms.

    Usually a piece comes out of experiences had (bad or good).

    Maybe a striving for a rebirth of sorts, time will tell......

    Thanks for taking the time to read my work and to think it was worthy of a commentary. Time is a commodity that cannot be regained so to me, that you took the time means a lot.

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    Chris Mills 5 years ago from Maple City, Michigan

    "Lament not this former decomposition, instead rejoice in its rising up and its rejuvenation, this succulent reservoir now amassing abundance in its host, a talismatic store serving to rekindle what was once languishing, now driven from decay. " I know what was in my mind as I read this; a type of resurrection. I only wish I could read the mind of the poet.

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    Robin Grosswirth 5 years ago from New York

    Thank you so very much for taking the time to read my hub.

    Yes, the quote resonated with me as well. It is hard letting go and shedding old layers. It is my hope that what will be revealed underneath will glisten and shine anew.

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    Eric Dierker 5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

    That is just a pleasure to read. It is good for a neophyte like myself that you took the time up front and clued me in, I like that style.

    Your references and quote are very good!

    "The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become."

    Charles DuBos