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Life is like hide and seek

Burying your faults under fuzzy blankets

Searching for truths and treasures

In dark alleys of your mind

Before lights fade and you are called home

Ready or not here we come

But we are not searching

Until we look into a baby’s eyes

And find the sea

You are not playing this game

It plays you

Until you realize

 The hourglass is nothing but sand

To sift between your fingers

And toss into the wind

You have already won

When you stand silent on the mesa

Sunlight blessing your face

Tracing the shadows of the eagle’s talons

Looking over this canyon

You know

You know that you are

In that one place

That grabs you

By the corners of your mouth

And lifts you up

Elated for the moment

Enlightened forever

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25 responses »

  1. Wonderful! It touched on my childhood and the angst of growing older. An insightful journey.

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  2. I liked the imagery your words gave me. Very nice.

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  3. Your blog and your writing are beautiful. Pensive. Thoughtful. Thanks so much for finding my blog this morning. Your blog is a treasure.

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  4. What a gift you have with words!

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  5. The hourglass is nothing but sand.. very insightful.. The image of standing on the mesa in the sun is one I long to meet.

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  6. If you’ve loved, indeed you’ve won

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  7. I am reminded of old rituals, of facing the sun, tossing the sand up, of even, passing the pipe….Standing on the mesa….just a wonderful write. I see in my mind the Badlands.

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  8. scotthastiepoet

    I am liking and resonate with the spiritual reach of this piece – Thank you… With Best Wishes Scott http://www.scotthastie.com

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  9. “Hide and seek” indeed! Well done!

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  10. What a beautiful glorious moment ~ Love this part:

    When you stand silent on the mesa

    Sunlight blessing your face

    Tracing the shadows of the eagle’s talons

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  11. The eyes of a child know only presents of presence
    the eyes of a sea only know the flow of watered gift
    the eyes of an adult can see so far behind and far
    ahead and lose the present of life altogether lost
    and never now..
    Truly to be enlightened is simply to be a child
    again.. lost in the moment of never never land
    a place with no time and place but only now..:)

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  12. Beautiful metaphorical imagery in this 🙂

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  13. it is precious when we’re ready once we get there… with a smile..

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  14. Such a strong tone of triumph. It is weighed down with heavy words that produce a lighthearted effect, most notable near the end. Breathtaking.

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  15. ‘Ah, the hourglass is but sand to sift between your fingers.’ That is one powerful image…and yes when we come to enlightenment it is a beautiful thing!

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  16. Love the idea of that one place that grabs you by the corners of your mouth and lifts you up

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  17. “Until we look into a baby’s eyes
    And find the sea”

    Man, that’s where all the answers are.

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  18. “You have already won

    When you stand silent on the mesa

    Sunlight blessing your face”

    This was excellent… Transcending…

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  19. “we are not searching

    Until we look into a baby’s eyes

    And find the sea”

    Such soulful words, loved your piece.

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