an uneasy peace

by Glenn Currier

is barely a peace at all.
it is like lowering the rope
from the row boat
and feeling that slackness
when just below the surface
the anchor falls off.

I am adrift
lost on a cloudy sea
I cannot find me.
but I know this feeling.
truth is
I am overcrowded
with too much of me
and not enough of thou
and Thee.


Posted on 03/06/2011
Copyright © 2020 Glenn Currier

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Clara Mae Gregory on 03/06/11 at 02:07 PM

Uneasy peace is a paradox for sure. ....Oh,how I do relate to this, Glenn. Great work. Your writing is always a pleasure for me to read and relate or contemplate. Thank you for sharing your gift with us Pathetic.

Posted by George Hoerner on 03/06/11 at 05:01 PM

I do believe that life is like that if one looks closely at it at all. As Kierkegaard said, “it is a sickness unto death”.

Posted by Paul Lastovica on 03/06/11 at 08:56 PM

it seems an anchor has fallen and you are on a roll these past few days :) ease or unease, let it roll and take on all things as best possible. "I am overcrowded with too much of me" - this in particular strikes a chord in this reader.

Posted by Charlie Morgan on 03/06/11 at 10:18 PM

...glenn, a "normal" lament of those who understand just enough to be troubled with out existence...just today at schursch i found myself making room for Jesus and having go move some of 'me' oughta the way...i love the wording, very well said.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 03/07/11 at 05:03 AM

I know this place, but you have given it such an elegance, and I feel the close, close connection with those of the last three lines. Well done.

Posted by Alison McKenzie on 03/07/11 at 07:44 AM

I hear you, Glenn, but it's the way of it. To be in our own skin is all we can ever do, even when we are giving; even when we are grieving; even when we are empathizing. We live from the inside-out, even when we manage to see objectively. So, don't beat yourself about the head and neck too severely, for it is those smiling lips that touches the hearts of those who love you. *hugs*

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 03/08/11 at 01:54 AM

Reminds me of the gospel song, "I surrender all, I surrender all. All to thee my blessed savior. I surrender all."

Posted by JD Clay on 03/08/11 at 04:31 AM

This introspective piece has a unigue quality to it, Glenn. I love how it reverts back to the basics or should I say beginning. I know it's easy to get caught up in the self-centeredness of a world gone mad but the way you've portrayed your self here is certainly the window to peace. I also like the symbolic metaphor of the sea. Well done indeed.

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 03/08/11 at 02:10 PM

Glenn, I know this feeling all to well and you have captured it exceedingly well on my soul's canvas with your fine brush work. It tells of what lurks round the bend for any man or life lived introspectively and well examined, a life which is involved in its daily mix and mingle and not lived exclusive from it but expressed in gestures which are all embracing it and poetic.

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 03/12/11 at 12:11 PM

Now in the 4th year of a relationship, I sure can relate to this one Glenn. All too easily we can get wrapped up in ourselves, not always a bad thing, but nice to know that someone special is near by. Beautifully rendered sir!

Posted by Elizabeth Jill on 03/12/11 at 04:53 PM

Posted by James Blaylock on 03/27/11 at 07:38 AM

We all tend to lose our way in such heavy storms. Even if the storm is truly on the inside of us! I think having a strong faith can help us combat rather quickly, but at the same time self awareness is also a great comfort. We'll find ourselves and peacefully regroup and then sally forth into the fog of life.

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