"I am hearing poetry when awake, dreaming poetry when asleep, breathing poetry with each breath, I am living in a poem."

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Sticky Notes Or Dreams

Chance has no history
to learn from, or prayers
to answer. It can’t predict
the who and when of favor.

It’s the thin air of possibility
where we attach sticky notes
hoping fate can read
our handwriting.

Dreams on the other hand
require sturdy boots
and resolve to trek the
stony ground of question marks.


©Susie Clevenger 2014


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12 comments :

Fireblossom said...

As usual, you totally aced the ending, Susie!

Grace said...

I like sending out those sticky notes but then we need to work on those dreams ~ Love the message Susie ~

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Ooooh, I love the definition of dreams. I shall plod on!!!!

Sumana Roy said...

beautifully wise lines...chasing dream is the hardest..but we better do that..though I have a tendency to
play with those sticky notes.. :(

grapeling said...

well penned, Susie ~

Grandmother (Mary) said...

Putting on my sturdy boots and loving the image of the work to realize our dreams.

Vandana Sharma said...

Very true. We need great bravery to walk on the road of dreams.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I'm a great one for sticky notes so the second stanza really resonates with me.

manicddaily said...

Very cool. Great metaphors! I may need stronger boots. K.

hedgewitch said...

This is a lovely chewy piece, Susie--I enjoyed your metaphors especially(sticky notes!), and it's so easy to let the question marks trip us up--those boots come in handy.

Björn Rudberg said...

I simply love the last stanza.. it made me exhale with a loud ah.. love it.

Kathryn said...

So in love with that stanza, fantastic.

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