Love Is Freedom

For NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2016 – Day 14 (to prompt – see below)


It took me time scrying the surface,
To find the truth that lay below,
So deep and buried, hidden far from view.
The surface briefly rippled, I nearly missed the hidden trace,
The truth that, as it came to light, I wondered should I know?
Yet, as this truth broke surface and brought me to my knee,
A surge of understanding from deep within me grew,
A soaring wave of hidden love that set my spirit free.


© Copyright 2016 Robin McShane


Hopefully, my brain fog has lifted! 🙂

The prompt: “Today’s prompt comes to us from TJ Kearney, who invites us to try a seven-line poem called a san san, which means “three three” in Chinese (It’s also a term of art in the game Go). The san san has some things in common with the tritina, including repetition and rhyme. In particular, the san san repeats, three times, each of three terms or images. The seven lines rhyme in the pattern a-b-c-a-b-d-c-d.”

Comment: I find eight lines in this rhyming pattern and in the example given so have gone with the eight rather than the seven…


Truth and Lies

I’m ripped and I’m torn
Twixt death and the born
Life being not what it seems

As people I meet
On my soul’s journey street
Just really don’t say what they mean

I’m left wondering why
From the Earth and the Sky
What is it really about?

When we can’t trust ourselves
‘Tween the gnomes and the elves
To speak and to hear and to shout

© Copyright Robin McShane – July 10 2014

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The Day It Changed – NaPoWriMo Day 20

Then came the day that took it all away,
The life I had, the dreams, the future,
Trashed in moments of pain and cloud and more pain.
Despair became the enemy,
Reasons sought to keep the beast at bay.

Many sat and judged,
Many saw, they say,
Their truth in what they thought was real,
Their perception of their way.

Gates stand open
Pathways to follow,
Choices to make.

Nothing will ever be the same again,
Now there is nothing to hold onto,
No box to keep intact,
Only now there is joy in change,
As each moment becomes alive
With the possibilities that lie
In a Universe of opportunity.
We are blessed, loved and supported
Almost beyond belief
And definitely beyond our understanding.

The experience that crushes our minds
Can free our souls
If we choose so…

Another Day

Another day expired,
Moments lived and died,
Fleeting thoughts, prophecies,
Deepful truth, lies.

Feeling more than words can say,
Saying more than feel,
Taking on to stretch the soul,
Discarding all unreal.

Past gone, present here,
Future lies awaiting,
‘Carpe Diem’ lies the land,
Breathing, quiet, abating.