Centuries of the same tired words

reverberate through time, never fraying

the seasons and hours of the day parsed out by man

nature’s eternal rhythms ignored or manipulated

creating monsters in their place,

leaving us to cry out, with hearts as dry as any windswept desert

longing for the cleansing rain.

Rain, so soft, it caresses parched skin and cracked lips,

falling like a gentle tattoo on ancient skin drums,

their sound taking us far away from the bits and bytes

of this modern world,

calling to the nomadic spirit hidden deep inside

to finally shake us from our slumber

awakening the wild within.

Nature’s eternal rhythm of shadow and light captured on beautiful Haro St. here in the West End of Vancouver, B.C.


About anotetohuguette

I'm currently blogging from the beautiful West Coast city of Vancouver, British Columbia - a vibrant city by the sea, surrounded by mountains and a very unique urban forest.
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18 Responses to Borderland

  1. michnavs says:

    the images you created are very walk me through back in time. .
    it makes me wonder too..will we ever be awakened bringing out old wild spirit?

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  2. ugetse says:

    Great words Kim, unfortunately I am afraid that the world will continue to be ruled by some monsters. When will we learn ?

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  3. markmkane says:

    Wow Kimberlee, this was amazing. I was hooked with the first two lines “Centuries of the same tired words reverberate through time, never fraying.” I can’t put it into words but that just resonated with me and it’s so, so true. I love reading your posts.

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  4. This is a moment of awakening. A profound write, Kim. The universe does communicate with eternal beliefs and nature delivers the messages for change.

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us! Kimberlee you are a gift and I appreciate you. Blessings to you in all ways -Debbie

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  6. As always a pleasure to read words so beautifully strung in by your imagination leaving the reader lost in their profound depths.

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    • I struggled with this poem, wanting it to convey some troubling thoughts about our world and yet hoping (always!) to leave a potential reader with a sense of hope or the desire for change…your words have left me feeling grateful for your lovely comment!


  7. Wow you have created such a powerful post. I love all the imagery, especially the drums. 😊

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