Sunday, August 15, 2010

Doors of Contenment


Behind the doors of contentment
lie turmoil’s memories,
days of uncertainty lived in upset.

Lessons learned at the feet of chaotic
leave the psyche fractured,
but survival gives an appreciation of peace.

Set aside assumptions when seeing
a soul residing in quiet.
It knows well the journey through discontent.


©Susie Clevenger 2010
Photograph: Favim

27 comments:

Mary said...

So very true. Contentment sometimes only comes at a price. Beautifully expressed.

Kerry O'Connor said...

That beautiful picture compliments your philosophy very well.

Fireblossom said...

Don't judge a house by its doorway? Good advice. But I do still like that doorway in the picture. :-)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

OH YES, Susie! Absolutely. I have made that journey through chaos to peace. You have written my song!

Old Raven said...

Ah yes, such good advice, especially for the new year to "set aside assumptions." Happy New Year Susie.

Kay L. Davies said...

SO well said, Susie. Appearances can be deceiving. People who have been through hell and back don't always bear their scars on the outside.
Good stuff!
K

Marian said...

"set aside assumptions" = a good rule for life. i like this, susie. happy new year to you!

zongrik said...

one should always set aside assumptions, and get the facts first.

what is worse, faith or assumptions? or are they just cousins?

Heaven said...

lovely reflections...we appreciate the peace and contentment, after the discontent ~

Kim Nelson said...

Oh yes! Oh yes! Oh yes!
Contentedness is a privilege earned of enduring, appreciating, understanding, forgiveness, acceptance.

Margaret said...

...the journey through discontent!

Love that. And I so want to walk up those steps and through that charming door

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Mary

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Kerry..

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Fireblossom...I like the doorway too...so wish I could walk through it.

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Sherry...2011 was very chaotic for me..yet I have found peace

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Raven and Happy New Year!!

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Kay...

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Marian...Happy New Year!!

Susie Clevenger said...

Zongrik It seems at times there are way to many questions without answers.

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Heaven

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Kim

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Margaret...I too would like to walk through that beautiful door.

Janet said...

Beautiful picture and poem. Your final stanza sums it up perfectly, leaving the reader contented;)

Mary Ann Potter said...

Yes. It's how we learn our lessons. Beautifully done. The picture is so appropriate as well.

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Mary Ann...

Taylor Boomer said...

true sentiments, well put.

:)

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Taylor