Thursday, February 26, 2009

Petals

XXXXXXXXXXXXBALM
X
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXI will not allow
xxxxxxxxxxxxthe blight of the world
xxxxxxxxxxxxto sit upon my face
xxxxxxxxxxxxor find a place to nestle
xxxxxxxxxxxxin my body.
x
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxThe messengers
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxhave strewn the path
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxwith petals of joy.
x
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxCan I be so remiss
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxto let them dry
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxand blow to dust,
x
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxor should I not
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxjust turn them into balm?
x
x
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from: TWO GHOSTS
poems/ Lyn Rochelle


16 comments:

Deedee said...

there is a line in the Bible...can't remember it exactly and I don't know chapter or verse but it says something like: "A merry spirit is a balm..."

Natalie said...

Go the balm!!! Roses are my most favourite thing - along with peaches of course!xx

A Cuban In London said...

'I will not allow the blight of the world to sit upon my face
or find a place to nestle
in my body.'

What a defiant first verse! What a beautiful work of art! Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Derrick said...

Hi Lyn,

Another lovely poem. Please send some of the balm right over!

Lyn said...

Deedee-
That quote is great..it's the whole point! Thank you so much...

Natalie-
It's easier to toss rose petals than peach pits!!! Bit wobbly on the path..thank you.

A Cuban-
After reading your greetings I suddenly feel strong!! Thanks for your kind thoughts.

L. Rochelle said...

Derrick-
Thank you ..Now there's a thought..packaging spiritual balm, your order is on the way!

willow said...

Your poem is my balm today. Thank you! Lovely.

Lyn said...

Willow-
So happy to deliver! By the way, opening today in NYC..a French film festival..thought about you..come on down!

Dave King said...

I agree with our Cuban in London, I thoughta strong first verse had got us off to an excellent start.

Lyn said...

Dave-
I am sort of a stubborn person, sometimes for a good reason. Thanks so much for your comment.

Marti said...

Wonderful statement poem!! I LOVE IT!

They should make lip balm for the body. Or do thet and they call it lotion?
I think not! as balm is thicker and creates a harbor for obstructive elements!

Lyn said...

Marti-
Thanks for coming by...no obstructive elements here!

Poetikat said...

A balm for the soul. Lovely.

Kat

Lyn said...

Kat-
Thank you...we all need something!

CLAY said...

"to let them dry and blow to dust"--That is the mankind's way dear, but I am young and under the influence of alcohol most of the time--My understanding is limited, alas. Splendid piece Lyn.

Lyn said...

Clay-
But your heart and mind and TALENT are in the right place!!The game for all of us is to let the best in us survive. Sometimes an ugly Karma gets so pushy..I can't let that win! Thank you, dear Clay....

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