People come and go
doing their people-y things
getting caught up then breaking free again
entanglements and disentanglings
and I try not to get caught up
in webs of deceit, mistakings and misgivings
but I’m a person too
and susceptible to human failings
aren’t we beings?
We do and do and do
and never let ourselves
or anyone around us be
and the same goes for the whole world
so we’re fighting a war on too many fronts
the one within becomes the one without
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Excellent. Reminds me of Within you, without you by the brilliant George Harrison. 🙂
Thank you Hobbo: a most wonderful compliment 🙏
👍 Probably noticed, I don’t comment as much. I’m trying to follow more blogs, which is great but requires time. 🙂
Well I’m on holiday so I shouldn’t be commenting at all, but sometimes I can’t help myself 🤣
Very true Ingrid. We sometimes forget to press the pause button in our life and experience the minute joys of this world. Wonderfully written!❤
Thank you Ishita! ❤️
An eloquent poem, Ingrid! Beautiful, and an accurate description of how relationships with ourselves and others wax and wane. Writers have voices, and yours always rings true. <3
Thank you Cheryl I appreciate your kind words ❤️
Right on, Ingrid. “…aren’t we beings?” Important question.🌷
Thank you 😊
This human web we’re woven into, this human net we’re snarled in. We go down as one.
Whatever way we look at it!
This is thoughtful and thought provoking Ingrid. I wish we’ve learned by now to harness our do,do,do minds into better purposes.
Thank you Helene, so do I!
Slowing the pace to Be-ing has been one of the joys of my old age. Loved your poem, Ingrid.
Thank you Sherry 🙏
Powerful poem, Ingrid. As you do. 👏🏼 The line about letting others be resonates with me regarding being a parent. The process of letting go and letting my daughter “be,” which has so many meanings. I am there now, but it was a journey to get to this place – an empowering and wonderful place it is. 💗 🙏🏼
I can imagine! ❤️
All so very true. There are good connections, but then there are these harmful ones, too.
Oh dear. Life is crazy now and people are very stressed. Your poem sums it but please don’t fall down. You are a beautiful woman with much love in your heart. Rest and recuperate. Huge projects like the book you produced are draining particularly when the stakes are so high – anthropocene grief and exhaustion are very real. What I do to get back together is spend time with kids doing simple stuff – baking, playing together etc. If I’m too exhausted for that I detach for a bit by listening to lovely music and going to quiet natural places. Take care. Love Suzanne
Very powerful message:
“the one within becomes the one without
Thank you so much 🙏
Such a great poem Ingrid so well said on the human condition.
I’m glad you hit the mountains this last weekend.
This condition you spoke of requires constant attention.
Thank you so much for reading and for your kind words Cindy 💕😊💕
The line ‘we do and do and do’ – so true. Too easy to feel one has to continually keep on ‘doing’. Letting ‘be’ is somehow harder. Thought-provoking poem Ingrid – hits the mark.
Thank you! I think I adapted that line from Macbeth…