The Sun Will Always Rise

It certainly has been quite awhile since I’ve posted anything.  But I do have some new material!  Before I post some of my newer, more recent poems and things, I want to show this specific poem.  I wrote it a long time ago, and I am not sure how I even remembered I had this.

I’ve had this sudden realization during the past few days.  Not knowing something that everyone else is aware of is like waiting for rain in the middle of a drought.  Sometimes, you can feel like you are the only one who doesn’t know what everyone else is talking about, and that makes you feel left out; maybe even lonely.  But you know what?  I’m sure you know something that they don’t.    Things change all the time.  So why are we surprised when we become unaware of an event happening around us?  It is possible we just don’t pay attention to the world spinning around us, but I like to believe that since the world is always turning, our lives are always changing.  It is the constant cycle of life.

There is something that never really changes – the sun always rises in the morning, and sets at dawn.  That is one fact we can be pretty sure of.

 

The Sun

In the night

I hear the whispers

The sounds, the voices

Through the darkness

 

Calling me, calling, haunting

Pulling me in

Convincing me

Through the darkness

 

The blindness is thick

Usually silent

Standing outside

Through the darkness

 

Wondering about the stars

Bright, but not bright enough

Still calling, haunting

Through the darkness

 

Waiting, questioning, thinking

Understanding methods

Silence overtaking me

Through the darkness

 

The dark explains many things

All you need is patience

To wait, to wonder, to journey

Through the darkness

 

Into the silence

Completely still

Now it’s here, silence no more

The light is here, light up the world

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The Rain Knows

The rain always gave me a sense of peacefulness.  I always felt secure when it rained, no matter where I was.  When I was younger, I didn’t quite understand where the rain came from.  I was just so used to it appearing.  A few years later, I knew the scientific terms, but I didn’t understand.  But now, I think that I’ve established a peace of mind whenever it rains because I know more about it.

Maybe I feel safe with the rain because I know more about it than it knows about me.  I don’t have to trust it.  All I need to do is listen, and it will talk to me.  There is really no effort on my part.  Just a few opening lines to match with the beginning rain drops, and I’m all set and ready to go.  The way the rain falls has always interested me, in one way or another.  Sometimes I would wonder, Where is it coming from?  But on other days, I would think to myself, Why won’t it stop?

During days when I thought the clouds would never pass, like when my best friend at the time moved to the other side of the United States, or when I thought I had lost someone very close to me, I knew that raindrops wouldn’t fall forever.  But in that mind frame, where my thoughts were frozen in my feelings, I began to understand what I was truly amazed by.

One warm summer day, quite a few months ago, I was babysitting my younger sister when she decided that she wanted to go for a walk.  As we started out, the bright blue sky was perfectly clear.  About halfway down the street, it started to pour rain.  I wanted to go back and get her inside, but she insisted we wait out the rain.  Her determination amazed me, even though she was at such a young age.  We continued to walk down the street.

By the time we had reached the end of the road, the rain had amazingly stopped already.  The seemingly endless amount of rain had ceased without warning.  We stopped at the stop sign at the corner.  When she looked out onto the road a rainbow had formed down our entire street.  I followed her as she tried to run to the end of the rainbow.

It amazed me how simply she saw everything, and how she adored the rain.

Because Time Runs Out

“Because time runs out.” I said this to my friend the other day in response to a question proposed to me: “Do you believe in love at first sight, and if so, why?” Now, my friend asked me this in a friendly conversation, but we are really close and I value their opinion very much.

I have a question for you: Do you think that we are shown inspiration directly, or do we see a form of love and we perceive it to be inspiration?
I asked my very close friend this the other day, and I was told to ask it to as many people as possible.  They said thinking about it brightened their day, and to my surprise, I agreed to share this thought.

And as a result of these conversations, I wrote another poem.

It is approaching

The treasure of the words lingers in your mind

As you study the concepts of the path

The path leads to a journey

And from the journey, a beginning

But the end is soon approaching

Tell them exactly what you mean

When you have the chance

Because time runs out

And because you change the course of time

I don’t know where it goes when it disappears

Speak your mind, say your words carefully

And far will they go

Do not be afraid when they leave you

It was their time to grow, not yours

And sitting here, I think about leaving

Death, concepts, and leaving

These things are newly formed to me now

Although I haven’t yet became familiar with them

Meaningful Quotes

Here are some quotes that I absolutely love.  They get me through the day when it gets a bit rocky.  I hope they do the same for you.

 

“Writing a poem is discovering.”  -Robert Frost

“If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it.”  -Anais Nin

“However great a man’s natural talent may be, the act of writing cannot be learned all at once.”  -Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those who move easiest have learned to dance.”  -Alexander Pope

“Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”  -William Shakespeare

“A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere.”  -Joyce A. Myers

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there. ”  -Theodore Roosevelt”Change your thoughts and you change your world.”  -Norman Vincent Peale

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”  -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man’s eyes.”  -William Shakespeare

“Once you find the rope, grab hold and hang on.”  -Anonymous