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Shift in Paradigm

Updated on September 30, 2013
Open Ocean
Open Ocean

The older views have no longer meaning
When life approaches twilight gleaming
Each time we take on a new idea
The picture tends to come quite clear

Guilt and fear no longer hold power
As comes such the twilight hour
Pages flipping slowly reading
Finding little of our hearts bleeding

We search for answers day to day
Seeking courage as we may
Taking things one day at a time
Lifes eternal rhythm and rhyme

Grin and bear it we say to ourselves
We sit and ponder life's small swells
And realize we are but pieces
A larger puzzle, a life long treatise

And though we think we should find purpose
In others lives, their songs to surface
In truth it is our own believing
Our own hearts we are deceiving

Arms outstretched we take it all in
Processing each and every whim
Dragging out those things we treasure
Their value we try to weigh and measure

We try to come to small conclusions
Bring each and every life's illusion
Paint our pictures, write our songs
Yet through it all we feel quite strong

Knowing our own future we now create
No longer trying to emulate
Others signs, signals, and power
Inside we find our own at this hour

And so it is, a shift required
Something to be seen and indeed admired
A paradigm of personal proportion
Smoothing our lives better than any ocean

Kari Shinal- Copyright Sept. 30, 2013

© 2013 Kari Shinal


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    • Tuatha profile image

      Kari Shinal 4 years ago from AZ

      Perhaps you can tell me more about your pearl tree? Glad you enjoyed it Gypsy!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. You tell wonderful poetic tales. Enjoyed and putting this in my pearltree.

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      Kari Shinal 4 years ago from AZ

      Most welcome my new hub friend. And I am certain you have much to tell. Thank You!

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      The stories I could share. A rock can float on water. Thank you for this.