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Where is the wind I can’t breathe?
My summer dusted sandals scuff sand
In wisps of empathy and total emptiness.
Stifling, I falter, knowing it is just my swollen  heart again.
It flutters with each pain and sorrow I take on,
Like a sponge, it grips in a squeeze and empties me.
That once full canister of happiness
Now suspends from a drooped shoulder.

I rest my hand on a parched white fence
Where tips of supple green grass
Yield to sea urchins, shells, and driftwood
I cry knowing these sands of time have been
Charred with bones of many a loved one.
Today I cannot swim,
I would surly drown from the pressure of my pain.

A beautiful dragonfly hovers nearby watching me so intently.
I see she’s holding her eggs wondering what to do
With incubated birth of purple, peach and blue.
Slowly she lowers her treasure,
First one, in my footprint, second on a leaf.

I watch trying to be so unobtrusive and small
As with each precious moment so effortless
She performs her task with perfection in thin air.
I catch my breath in a complete stop,
Gratefully on each execution I exhale in awareness.
In a flash this event pulls me back to realty, an epiphany.

I watch her leave her tiny gifts of life here and there,
Upon the very fence I now remember too well.
Each making my heart ache in gratitude for this day.
Creaking which was once a gate  that made no sense,
I walk through it to the ocean’s great door
With toes delightfully wiggling in a mind wander.

This simple dragonfly kindled a memory of a gift once left
Wrapped and tied in blue tissue, and lots of love.
She hid it in the very sand that today caused my tears.
There a parcel so neatly tucked away in surprise
Between the whitewashed boards of this very fence.

I remember that day so well now as she said,
“Tear the tissue carefully now, be careful!”
There it was - a tiny sky blue robin’s egg.
“Now, crack apart the two halves with a velvet touch,
Careful now, don’t break it!”
A loud but simple “oh!” escaped the broad smile of my face.
She had found it sitting on this fence covered in sand.
She wanted me to see life came from within that shell
Shells were made from sand and seed she said that day.
Tiny life emerged from the very thing,
That today in my mind had only meant death.

My heart in that second deflated to a beat of normal
It was then I knew all things happen for a reason.
Suddenly after days of darkness of soul and sorrow’s quiet,
I could hear leaves dancing, and smell the scent of flowers.
I had to wonder how I didn’t see the morning glories
This morning winding through the fingers of the fence.

Thank you Willow for you do guide me.
Thank you Jan for telling me where to turn to.


"Start where you want to finish!"
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Suddenly after days of darkness of soul and sorrow’s quiet,
I could hear leaves dancing, and smell the scent of flowers.
I had to wonder how I didn’t see the morning glories
This morning winding through the fingers of the fence.

~*~

I know your loss is heavy...
but it gladdens me when rainbows appear
in a Willow moment...
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Sharon,
And life carries on, only now with greater understanding, courage and strength. Oh wise one you treat us well. Peace to you...


If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.
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Sharon,
No surprise from a mind like yours
No surprise at each phrase and clause
You only have my great applause.
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4 posted 06-28-2004 04:10 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Sharon...I had to tell myself to breathe as I read this...
Exquisite...and yes, a Willow moment.
Heart hugs to you sweet lady.

Something tugs at me, I've no doubt of that.
Something from the sea, whichever one I'm near.
When I stray too far from beachland, it calls me back

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Beautiful.
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6 posted 06-28-2004 05:04 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Sharon, some days we find our hearts so heavy and yet, we cannot find an explanation for the pain.

It is days like this however, where the answers seem to come from the most unlikely of events, that we do indeed "know" that there is beauty still here ... that there is love and laughter when you look for it. I'm glad Willow was guiding you today. This was absolutely beautiful.

Best wishes and hugs,
/Kit
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7 posted 06-28-2004 05:55 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

You know, I have been so sad lately for a lot of people with such sorrow and sickness in their family that I forgot to smile about my own life that is full of such love and happiness - ever done that?  

I seem to take everything to heart, when in fact it is perfectly okay to care, but not to the point you let it take over your every thought and gets you, and everyone around you down as well.  It is the balance - maintaining the balance!

People were asking me what was the matter and I didn't even know what it was until today.  I remembered our Janet Marie telling me to listen to some advice I had given her, and then go for a walk down by the ocean.  So...I did just that (who's going to argue what THAT moth?)  While there, this story poem actually happened, the dragonfly, the fence, the beach are all factual, the story about Willow is a true memory from when we about 9 or 10 I think.  Funny how in the wake of whispers of sadness, there is always laughter if we just look for it.  I learned something new today, I can indeed cheer myself up     by finding something wonderful in the wake of such sorrow.
Thank you all for putting up with this rather long explanation of indeed a "Willow Moment In Time."

This is of course dedicated to my buddy Willow, but also to everyone suffering such heavy loads these days, share it - it will get lighter.
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Wonderful write my friend ... one of your very best.

jwesley
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9 posted 06-28-2004 06:44 PM       View Profile for Trillium   Email Trillium   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Trillium

Sharon:  Thank you for sharing this extemely moving and beautiful story with me.
How thoughtful of you to know I seldom make it to Open and I would have missed this. It created a special moment in my life too!

Love
Betty Lou

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10 posted 06-28-2004 07:01 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Thank you for sharing this, I'd have to say one of your best Sharon.
I really did need to read this this morning.



Maree

I'm keeping it.

The clouds never expect it when it rains, but the sea, changes colour, but the sea, does not change.
~Stevie Nicks~

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It's amazing when these moments present themselves, as gifts of love and assurance that life continues and joy can still be found.  Your words were very touching and beautiful in their telling.  I am glad you found a reason to be glad.

  Susan

Happiness isn't something that happens to you, it's created from within you.  Joy is a state of mind.

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Sharon

Dragonflies have helped me many times...I feel they are little messengers.  When I am confused or sad, it seems one will appear and it has happened too many times to be coincidence.  Like butterflies, and yes moths, they are angels.  Thank you for sharing this today...it made me smile.  
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She wanted me to see life came from within that shell
Shells were made from sand and seed she said that day.
Tiny life emerged from the very thing,
That today in my mind had only meant death.

My heart in that second deflated to a beat of normal
It was then I knew all things happen for a reason.

=======================

As I read this heart-felt outpouring...I am brought back to the email and b-day poem you gave me...it was your wisdom and open heart that set this all into motion...

"we give away what we need most"

"the answer lies with in ourself"

See dear poetess...you were closer than you realized. *wink*

yes...everything happens for a reason,
sometimes we wont know those reasons till we test them...
and... sometimes...the reasons test us.


A butterfly once told me...

"love should never weigh us down...
if it becomes a burden...
then we arent doing it right."





Ever notice...

dragonflies...butterflies...fairies...
all have wings like angels.



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Betty Lou, glad you came a "slummin" today  

Maree and Susan, I am glad you enjoyed this one.

Martie:  Thanks for the links to your dragonfly poems I will read the ones I missed   .  To be honest Martie, that is the first time I have ever "met" at dragonfly up close and personal, and I swear it was following me.  I figure someone was trying to get into my soul today?  

Janet Marie, did you notice that my entire site is about fairies, and things with wings?  My favorite things all have wings and I never thought about that until you just said it, and then I realized, "Of course, she is a moth!"  

"A butterfly once told me...

"love should never weigh us down...
if it becomes a burden...
then we arent doing it right."

Now that should be on a marriage certificate as a credo.


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This is a heart touching story....
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Sharon, that is one of the most beautiful poems that I have ever had the pleasure of reading. I literally have tears spilling from my eyes. Indeed, a loving friendship like yours and Willow's extends beyond this Earthly existence and into eternity.



You have a very loving and poetic heart.

To undying friendships,
Love and Eternal Light,

Linda
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I'm paying attention to your "Dragonfly Philosophy," for I too can feel drained at times. Your robin's egg suggests human aspects as well...as the shell seems fragile, but is much stronger than it appears. Yes, balance is so important. Thank you for sharing your Willow, and your philosophy with me. You are a gift to my day.

Love,
Reg
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I watch trying to be so unobtrusive and small
As with each precious moment so effortless
She performs her task with perfection in thin air.
I catch my breath in a complete stop,
Gratefully on each execution I exhale in awareness.
In a flash this event pulls me back to realty, an epiphany.


Such metamorphasis, Sharon, you are a treasure, a beauty, this poem was immensely
prose gifted from nature herself, talking to you.  Such lovely visions you have created here...thank you
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Regina ~ You always find the message I send in there   with your great ability to see what is not written.  It is true are are but shells, for we often think we will surely break, but it takes an awful lot to make that happen.

LeeJ, Ethel, Susan ~ Thank you so much for your very kinds comments.  Susan, take a step back sweetie, it helps.

EarthAngel ~ This relates to friends in here as well really going through such hard times with sickness, and heavy loads, as well as that wise old celtic angel I know that pops up when I need her most     Sometimes she is a bit more like a little devil than a sweet angel, but always right!
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So touching Sharon .... thank you for sharing and caring

Hope
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Oh, good heaven's! My dog just ran off with my kleenex I had ready to read this with! But, the tears felt cleansing to-day and I thankyou Sharon for that. What a wonderful, caring person you are. I am so lucky to know you. hugs, Chris

   Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.
                                          Hans Christian Anderson

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Sharon, you have touched me very deeply with this beautifully written wisdom.  Thank you for posting it for all of us to enjoy and remember.   ......jo
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