Sunday, August 19, 2012

the long way 'round



On the tip of my tongue 
preludes of gentle thoughts 
wash away in the undertow of fears.

Humility tinted endeavors fall in drifts,
never enough to cover the limbs as they strain in their reaching.
We cannot fix what is lacking.

Tinny waves nick and split the heart
leaving vivid and unyielding scars
for others to carefully walk 

the
   long 
      way 
'round.






The words this week are:tip, fix, tinted, preludes, vivid, tinny, drifts,
nick, waves, gentle, limbs, insidious, split

14 comments:

  1. I miss you! How did I not know you had surgery, for heaven's sake? I hope you are behaving yourself. Yes, I am grinning.

    'We cannot fix what is lacking.' I love this line because of its truth.

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  2. Oh my gosh, I wanted to be the first person to like "We cannot fix what is lacking." LoL It's a great line!

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  3. While we may not be able to fix what is lacking we can have fun playing with Wordles!

    'Tinny waves nick and split the heart
    leaving vivid and unyielding scars
    for others to carefully walk'

    Growing up as teen I often felt this way, always walking on eggshells because of another persons broken heart. Scars I could not hope to understand or even attempt to mend. When folks we love leave us too soon - well my family closed their hearts. And it seemed like a humongous burden to get positive uplifting responses that weren't masked.

    Maybe that's why I like delving into fantasy? Like here:
    http://julesgemsandstuff.blogspot.com/2012/08/sw-70-feathers-flights-and-foundlings.html

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  4. Teri, "we cannot fix what is lacking" is a terrific line in all its truth. A lovely addition to the wordle poems. I also did not know you had surgery, I hope you are on the mend.

    Pamela

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  5. Sometimes there just is no way of fixing the heart if it's been too cut and damaged and others do have to tip toe the long way around it for a long time. Lovely wordle Teri.

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  6. Ah, we cannot fix what is lacking! I hear you on this. Sometimes we just have to realilze what is IS and leave it at that without trying to change what is out of our control! Not always easy to not try though.

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  7. I can relate to having "gentle thoughts on the tip of my tongue," held inside, that might not be uttered for fear of being hurt or hurting others if the wrong thing is said, or the wrong help is offered. It is so true that "we cannot fix what is lacking." It is what it is. Sometimes holding gentle thoughts is enough, and silence really is golden for a time.

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  8. Very thought-provoking piece, Teri.

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  9. Oh my - did I know you had had surgery? I'm afraid with my crappy memory, it's a real possibility ... all I can say now is I hope you're feeling better and very much on the upswing. If this lovely poem is any indication, I'd have to say you're making a very good recovery. It's great to see you back, "walking the same beaches with me"(I love that you put that on my page over at the Poet Treehouse - thanks so much for visiting and commenting) It will be good to see you and your work again, more often teri!

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  10. I love how your "poetographic" mind works. Flashing photos with your words to great effect. Well done, Teri!

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  11. Excellent piece!

    We cannot fix what is lacking.

    Well sometimes what needs to be fix likes to hide too.

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  12. loved "the undertow of fears"

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  13. Thank you everyone. My apologies for being unable to get around to visit everyone this past week!

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  14. 'Tinny waves nick and split the heart
    leaving vivid and unyielding scars
    for others to carefully walk'

    `we cannot fix what is lacking'

    such an insightful and lovely poem. I would never know that it was a wordle.

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