Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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ACCEPTANCE
This poem is an ugly duckling;
innocent, fluffy,
waddling in the wrong line up,
only to be shunned

Left alone, another lineup comes into view,
of waddling chicks just as soft and fluffy

This poem is a swan;
finding a place unknown, unheard of,
or a place embracing, calling, just needing an answer;
another line up, a leap of faith,
just a flap of little wings, and a waddle, closer to look

fall in line, a sense of well being ensues,
a natural line up, of similar, yet different waddling

This poem is ergo
inquiry, existence, nature, nudges,
dynamism, moving forward, not knowing why,
without an answer for every question asked,
seeking, journeying living breathing;
mystery and faith.
© gillena cox 2015



Written in response to the prompt today
Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Acceptance



36 comments:

  1. An ugly duckling and a swan are both the same under the feathers. (smiles) This is a dynamic poem, Gillena...especially the last stanza!

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    1. thanks for your appreciation Mary

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  2. This poem is amazing!! Beautifully penned :D

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  3. Life is full of mystery and faith, and transformation. Like that ugly duckling finding its way to being a swan and figuring out what that means to them as well. Makes me think of some of the girls I see at school that really struggle now and my hopes for their own development of self concept.

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  4. I absolutely loved this poem! Very well written, Gillena.

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    1. happy you dropped by Purba

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  5. I love the story of the ugly duckling and I agree poems sometimes feel out of step to the rest. Creativity is such a gift with it's own wonderful fluff and substance. A thoughtful poem Gillena

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  6. A brilliant response to the prompt!!!!!! I LOVE that you used the boomerang form, it really works.........love the message in this poem - love everything about it.

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  7. I love the twist that these lines on acceptance are open ended and refuse to be tied up in a neat bow!

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  8. With each transformation we become more ourselves. And through each transition, we're still full of beauty. Love this, Gillena :)

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  9. In life it is not what you appear that is important but what you are and will become. A great reminder Gillena.

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  10. love this poem of transformation, of life & the last stanza is mind blowing...i also love the new twist of the Boomerang form...such an engaging poem Gillena...lovely...

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  11. Thanks for your appreciation Sumana

    Much love...

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  12. We don't have answers. It is a journey of mystery and faith.

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    1. Ah yes, thanks for dropping in to read mine Rall

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  13. Poems are all about asking questions - even if there isn't an answer we must always ask

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  14. Love this poem. I wish everyone would internalize its message. You express this beautifully!

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Myrna

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  15. I LOVE the opening:
    "This poem is an ugly duckling;
    innocent, fluffy,
    waddling in the wrong line up,"

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    1. Happy you dropped in Shawna

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  16. A lot can be said of a poem. It leads to self discovery. Great lines Gillena!

    Hank

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  17. Oh, I think I put the wrong emoticon there; it is suppose to be a smile.

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    1. Thanks for coming back in Rosemary

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