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The Spirit Water That Is My Home - A Poem

Updated on August 26, 2013


The Spirit Water That Is My Home



From the Spirit Water I was born

I swam to the shore and ventured into the unknown

“ I will but take a little look

of this strange and wonderful nook”

But lured by newer and newer attractions

I had gone on and on in my distractions

From the shore

Of the Spirit Water that is my home


My skin had lost its moisture

covered in blisters, sore and tender

My steps were heavy

Weighted down by too much weary

Agitated, exhausted and full of moan

I had lost sight of the Spirit water that is my home


People shunned me like a begger

Now that I had no more gold for their treasures

Friendly voices turned sharp around the edges

As I behaved like animals in the cages

They burst into scornful laughter

When I told them about the Spirit Water

That is my home


“How incredulous,” they said, ”you talk of some Spirit Water

Where the soul is recharged and the body is renewed;

Yet you are tired and old and shrieking like a mew.

Do not bore us with your quirk,

You are but a son of earth, who will soon turn into dirt.”


I crawled to a corner, too weak to fight,

A child brought me a cup from the small well just beyond my sight.

I drank deeply, grateful for the sweetness

And was struck by the sudden remembrance

That all water had its source

From the Spirit Water that is my home


No sooner had I consumed the water

The water was consuming me,

And I saw my human flesh washed away

By the Spirit Water inside of me.

How could I have forgotten

The Spirit Water does not need a form.

It was I who failed to see

The small wells dotted like clues to take me home.


Now I am once again strolling the shore

How far I wander I need not be sure

For wherever I happen to roam

I know in a heartbeat I will be home

As I am surrounded by the hidden wells

Of the Spirit Water that is my home.



Written by Vera Lin, 2012





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    • Violet Flame profile imageAUTHOR

      Violet Flame 

      5 years ago from Auckland, NZ

      Thank you CrazedNovelist xo glad you enjoyed it hon xo sometimes it just surges forward, unstoppable and needs to be conveyed, the in-spir(it)ation.

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      A.E. Williams 

      5 years ago from Hampton, GA

      Very cool writing. :) Thanks for sharing this!

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      Violet Flame 

      5 years ago from Auckland, NZ

      Thank you janshares, it is nice to remind myself every now and again of the temporary nature of our earthly adventures, as well as the importance of remaining connected to our source, our spirit, our greater truth. Thank you for your comment, for it gives me another chance to take a leisure sip from this rejuvenating, cooling spirit water xoxo

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      Janis Leslie Evans 

      5 years ago from Washington, DC

      Wow, this comes from a dreamy place, very pure from where we all come . . . water and spirit. It is lovely. Voted up and interesting.

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      Violet Flame 

      5 years ago from Auckland, NZ

      Thank you singlmomat52 for your lovely comment...very nicely put. I'm so glad you like it. It doesn't really matter what one's spiritual domination is, I've found truth is simple and applies to all of us. Love and hugs xoox

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      singlmomat52 

      5 years ago

      Many times we fall away from Him but our souls endless navigator always finds the way back because part of us knows that we cannot live without the Spirit Water that washes us and brings new vitality to our bodies and our souls! Awesome poem, Thank you!!

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      Violet Flame 

      5 years ago from Auckland, NZ

      Thank you Valleypoet,

      I often think about the fact that more than half of our physical body and our is made up of water (our brain is 70% water), and that the water element is closely associated with emotion which in turn dominates the quality of our life. I had a few dreams where I found myself recharging/resting in a nurturing watery womb like space of light and woke up feeling so loved and nurtured....I guess all of the above contribute to the metaphor of spirit water. Thank you for your insightful comment xoxoxo

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      Violet Flame 

      5 years ago from Auckland, NZ

      Thank you Denise,

      I feel it really helps every now and again to touch base with the essence, to look up from whatever I have lost yourself in to see whether I have gone astray. For me it is a great way to regularly reign myself back in; to remind myself what is really important and see the trivial for what it really is. Glad you like it xoxo

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      Valleypoet 

      5 years ago

      A very good poem, expressing the fear and suffering associated with losing sight of what connects us. The use of spirit water is an interesting concept. Thanks for sharing:-))

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      Denise Handlon 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      What a beautiful poem...it describes the essence of our Being. Rated up/Beautiful and awesome. Thanks for writing from the heart. It is evident.

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      Violet Flame 

      5 years ago from Auckland, NZ

      Thank You isenhowers33 for your wonderful encouragement! Now my school is over for the year I finally have more time to write. I am so looking forward to it. Thanks for your vote! You are a gem!!!! xoxo

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      Bobby Isenhower 

      5 years ago from Crothersville, IN

      Good poem :) Keep up with the writing, and i will vote it up and awesome :)

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      Violet Flame 

      5 years ago from Auckland, NZ

      Thank you whonunuwho xo yes I wrote this poem to remind myself to always remain connected with The Holy Spirit and our greater reality; to keep returning to the divine center so I do not go astray. Sometimes if I go for a while without remembering the greater reality and tapping into our Source energy of divine love, I start to become bitter and bogged down by the ego. I love what you said about playing our songs. Yes we might be the only one who can hear our song but it sure keeps us going strong xoxo

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      whonunuwho 

      5 years ago from United States

      The spirit water is what keeps us all going. isn't it. we, who are in tune with the symphony of our lives, that though we may play our songs, perhaps, we are the only to hear. Thank you for sharing this wonderful work.

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