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To also rise

by Glenn Currier

I have written poems about rising.
It’s a good subject for poets.
Isn’t a poem itself a rising?
We spend much time revising
what we write and what we do.

There are so many good words ending in izing.
I could write a whole poem
using words symbolizing
so much of life -
it’s absolutely tantalizing.

I watch and read about all the polarizing.
It is a cool oasis lingering here
synchronizing
my words with my feelings and thoughts
realizing the heart of who I really am
comprising ways of saying my truth
without moralizing.

At times it is agonizing -
all this analyzing
how I belong and how I don’t
if I’ll join others or if I won’t.

I look at that guy Jesus
and how so many obsess
about his blood and sacrifice
all the while not recognizing
it’s not so much about our sins
and his need to atone as it is
about the good he did
who he sat with and loved,
the seeds he sowed
who he stopped to touch
on the side of the road.

I find obsessions with power
really unappetizing.
I’d rather spend my time rising
from darkness into light
or embracing my sadness, exercising
and emphasizing what is energizing.
When I do that, it is quite surprising
how creative my muse is helping ME
to also rise.

Written 8-2-18

08/02/2018

Posted on 08/02/2018
Copyright © 2018 Glenn Currier

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by George Hoerner on 08/02/18 at 03:57 PM

Really well done Glen. Life has enough good and bad turns in it. Hopefully we can concentrate a little more on the good than the bad! Hope all is well. george

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 08/03/18 at 02:43 PM

A true anthem for all poets. I totally agree with your philosophy here Glenn.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 08/03/18 at 08:29 PM

"It is a cool oasis lingering here synchronizing my words with my feelings and thoughts realizing the heart of who I really am comprising ways of saying my truth without moralizing" My favorite lines of this piece. Love the "zing" I feel after reading this one. Thanks, Glenn.

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