Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Diamonds on the Sea

Our lives are filled with beauty, joy & sorrow.
The sorrow enfolds heartache.
Still I cherish your faces in the heartache of my day.
The memory of your voices lifted in song carries me to the sky.
Your tears & laughter fill me with love.

The chains of sadness have been broken & no longer ensnare me.
Their hold is like pesky yarn that occasionally entangles me.
The fear of darkness has faded & the light is glorious.
I see the glow reflecting on the water & gleaming upon the sand.
The waves of life continue to ebb & flow as our lives sparkle on the surface like diamonds.
We are forever entwined, inseparable like drops of water filling the ocean.
Where does one life begin & another end?
They cannot be separated.
We know our tears could fill the ocean, but our joy can lift the sails of 100 parachutes!

Let us remember that we can fly & we need not—must not—drown in sorrow.
The sorrow is sweet because it reminds us from where we have come.
Let it remain sweet & not turn bitter.
Let us drink pure fresh water each day all the while knowing…
the bile may rise again in our throats & need to be expelled from our bodies.
We have come full circle…experienced the richness of life.
Let us live life to the fullest never being afraid to take risks or embrace sorrow.
Without the depths of sorrow, we can never experience the height of joy.
We cannot soar like eagles.
There is no momentum for lift off, if we remain inert on the ground.

Life is a trajectory—it must be—otherwise we slowly, sadly melt into the landscape & disappear.
Our Beauty goes unnoticed when we live in fear.
Therefore, embrace sorrow & joy.
Let the emotions have their way and...
Together, let us sparkle like diamonds on the sea.

photo by bill hughlett


Anonymous said...


Your journey that we see snatches of in your blog thus far seem to crescendo in this poem. Your desire to embrace both joy and sorrow in order to soar as you did in your free fall, being held up by the hands of God, found expression in the metaphors of your poem. I want to share the full range of emotion with you as a friend - I am glad for the authenticity that I have with you! Keep soaring and keep writing. Forget what graders may say, you have a voice that many need to hear. Your words are nectar to my soul and I am sure that there are many others who need the loveliness of your expression as they journey through this life. You are being prepared and equipped to bring much richness and beauty into others' lives. I am glad that I am part of the friends who will see God bring it about. Cheryl

The Dream said...

Thank you so much for referring me to this old post of yours - diamonds on the water - gorgeous!!!