Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Warrior



Feeling out of place
Craving for familiar faces
Longing for warm welcomes
Aching for the sense of belonging

Trying to keep it together
Defeated?
Isolated?
Anxious?
Not at all!

A warrior of light never gives up
A warrior of love is never alone
But a warrior is always challenged
Invited to look within

It isn’t easy to start anew
Walking through unknown paths
Holding faith very tight
Allowing patience to guide the way
Embracing contentment until the end

Sometimes loneliness is suffocating
Patience runs out
Faith is nowhere to be found
And contentment seems a fairy tale

Wondering on and off
On all I know
Doubting anything
Suspicious of everything

Breathing in and out
Reconnecting with the self
Acknowledging who I am

Displaced…
Learning…
Growing…


© Gabriela Abalo

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30 comments:

Katherine said...

Wow Gabriello .. I think that most of us can relate to these feelings of displacement, I know I have felt them at various times throughout my life.
This was a brilliant poem! Oh yeh & I love your photo...so beautiful!

Kirk Jusko said...

You're on a winning streak this week.

Brian Miller said...

loved this one as i have been there and felt that...i hold hope though in those lines about the soliders of light and love...excellent one shot!

Rachel Roushey said...

Wonderful poem, photo and reflection. For some reason the song "Bloodshot Eyes" by Trampled by Turtles came in my head as I both looked at the photo and read your poem. Check it out.

Carrie Burtt said...

Gabriela this is truly inspirational...a tribute to the trials and triumphs of mankind, one that we all could relate to in our life....i know i can...i love this poem!!!! :-)

Beachanny said...

I think this is a poem of self discovery. It feels like that peeling of self that one goes through on the journey as a poet. It continues forever. I recall a conversation I had with a friend recently. We were saying, just about the time you think you know exactly who you are, life and circumstances have changed you in a way that requires re-defining. Good work. Thank you, Gay (@beachanny)

buttercup said...

Oh my, I have been there, this one resonates so much!! The image is just divine and a wonderful One Shot!! Hugs to you xx

gautami tripathy said...

Such feelings do come to the surface now and then. But we can only live the moment..

ode to un-punctuated verses

dustus said...

Your lines descriptive a great personal resilience and acceptance and remind that life is a learning experience.

Caty said...

beautifully written and truly inspirational!

signed...bkm said...

self discovery is the greatest feeling on earth and what is amazing about it you are never alone.....very nice...bkm

standing on my head said...

what is happening? what has expanded?

KB said...

I can relate to the feelings you express here. Very nicely done.

Shashi said...

Very interesting with many beautiful thoughts... I loved it as you said, "its not easy to start a new walking through unknown path."
Loved it.


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Om Namah Shivaya

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Glynn said...

We are all those Warriors. Well done.

senderupwords said...

Just beautiful and filled with wonder. Love and Light, Sender

Jingle said...

what an outstanding piece,
full of texture and sentiments,
yet,
upbeat!
love to know that growth and learning take place in the end.
Brilliant job!

Francisca said...

Beautiful poem, Gabi... It resonates for me especially, as I transition into unknown territories...

Claudia said...

…and it's so hard to be a warrior and always have to fight - sometimes we just need a place to rest for a bit…i can feel the struggle and emotion in your piece..and the wish to grow that goes with it..

Eric Alder said...

A tale of bravery in the face of the unknown.

Yes, starting anew (it's one word by the way, not two) can be quite difficult, but this sounds like someone who's accepting the challenge head-on.

Nice One Shot!

Eric Alder said...

P.S.
I like your name, Gabriela Abalo - it's very musical sounding.

Monkey Man said...

Expression of feelings we all have experienced. Beautifully done, Gabi.

My "Tick Clack" One Shot is HERE.

Pete Marshall said...

you put this together very well and expressed amazing depth and feeling...a personal journey well played..thanks for sharing pete

william said...

the imagery in this poem was outstanding, thanks a million for visiting me, nice blog :)

Kass said...

...as usual, I want to know more. The whys, the wheres, the experiences that have led you to these words and images...

Wine and Words said...

Contentment...a fairy tale? I feel this deep inside the marrow of each and every bone, as if the skeleton of me agrees and breaks apart within, while my skin, what others see, reeks of a contentment I do not know.

moondustwriter said...

I love the push and pull of emotion in this piece. I sense a striving - in the midst of the doubt learning is taking place.

What an achievement of expression

Thanks Gabriela for sharing at One Shot

Moon Smiles

kathew said...

inspirational and encouraging...lovely poem! Brava!

Ed Pilolla said...

i love your faith and sense of resolve, like you're standing on a perch with a good view of something we all want to see.
the warrior theme works so well, especially how you used 'warrior' exactly three times back-to-back-to-back.

PattiKen said...

Lovely. This is a place we have all been at one time or another. We would all hope to handle it as well as your warrior.