Winter of the Soul

Tree alone against a Winter white landscape

soul at rest
dormant needs
wistful

daring forward
shadowy reminder
retreat

buried hopes
kept safe but distant
subdued

fallow within
tilled by experience
abide

windswept moorings
memories left scattered
forgotten

existence sapped
remnants of identity
diverge

Winter’s vagaries
change one’s state –
not being

storms encircle
doubtbursts reign
endure

treading water
buoyancy wanes
resolute

saturated vistas
gathering fog
mired

insubstantial
obscured vision
lost

palpable darkness
hopes, fears; indistinguishable
circumspect

disintegration
the been-all and end-all
dispossessed

Winter’s victims
don’t choose to be affected –
only how

frozen in place
painfully suppressed
alone

seeking refuge
under the weather
persist

disrupted pathways
actualities in flux
undone

insufficiency strikes
thunder stolen
rethink

at a loss
functionality eroded
betrayed

damaged goods
battered by circumstance
survive

purple copyright symbol 2009 Dorian Dorey

If we are to survive long enough to yet thrive, a passing state of being cannot become a statement of being. We must instead weather it, 😉 remembering there are mighty Springs below the harshest Winters.


Tree with Winter aesthetic by Gerd Altmann on pixabay

My Companion

Placating My Thoughts

Far from loved but neither hated
Uninvited yet always present
Undeserved is only a concept
Life deals in balance not fairness

Inescapable thus simply endured
Active evasion left too much lost
Actual participation ever a must
Fate played this hand regardless

More damage done when avoided
Even when no cause, an effect
Every experience now suspect
Destiny is possibility not progress

Although affected, never defined
Imposed limitations fight intent
Impacted by pain but persistent
Karma offers enough over excess

purple copyright symbol 2008 Dorian Dorey


Placating My Thoughts by Demetrios Varoumas on Flickr™

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