Sun Kissed Days

Sun Kissed Days

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Our Garden, Our Change

We choose our battles,
our garden filled with 
weeds and thorns.
We plant seeds and wait
the branches of our heart
soar higher.
Outside the walls of our mind
we embrace truth.
The streets like old silver
are filled with tarnished dreams.
Let the dreams find the way,
let the soul reach the sky.
We tackle battles in our yard,
our home,
knowing that we can change our demons,
we can transform,
we can evolve. 
We can't sweep mistakes,
the way we rake leaves,
but we can wear them,
share them,
like a crown of flowers
from our garden.


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79 comments:

  1. "We can't sweep mistakes,
    the way we rake leaves"

    What a powerful line...isn't that the truth!!

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  2. nice...some really great lines in this ....we cant sweep mistakes is a great one...finding truth outside ourselves as well...great write ayala

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    1. Thank you, dear friend. No we can't sweep them away... :)

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  4. Everything we do will be in the garden forever, great write.

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    1. Thank you, Pat. I appreciate it. :)

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  5. I specially like the ending lines, changing as we learn from our mistakes, making them as seeds to grow flowers in the our garden ~

    Happy day to you ~

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    1. We learn from them..we should wear them proudly. :)

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  6. Absolutely - I truly believe that we can. And have :)

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  7. Loved this, especially how we can replant our mistakes as seeds to grow on...

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  8. i like the garden image as a metaphor here... we're the gardeners and even if we can't influence everything, we can choose how we handle the things that happen, decide what we plant..i like

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    1. Yes..we can choose..and we can plant and change and grow. :)

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  9. Lots to think about here. I do like the idea that we can change our demons. We don't have to accept them, but can transform them into something other. We can "tackle" them if we want. I also enjoyed the garden metaphor, Ayala.

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    1. Mary, we can battle the demons and learn the lessons..we can change ourselves and by that change the world. :)

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  10. Strong writing Ayala. We can't sweep mistakes away - they leave scars that remain with us forever. But in time those scars can - and I believe will - be made beuatiful.

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  11. An excellent analogy in this. Nice one.

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  12. We can't sweep mistakes,
    the way we rake leaves,
    but we can wear them,
    share them,
    like a crown of flowers
    from our garden.

    Love this particular passage. Very important reminder, Ayala. Thank you.

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  13. Love the ending... we can learn from our mistakes and come to the realization they were necessary for our growth.

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    1. Mistakes makes us grow..that is for sure!

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  14. What a truly empowering poem. Thank you for writing it!

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  15. Don't you think we can let our mistakes turn into compost to nourish growth? I loved this. We only have so much control over nature.

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  16. hi, I really enjoyed this poem so much said within the lines. Love these part..I am a believer of dreams..

    Let the dreams find the way,
    let the soul reach the sky.

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  17. I agree we can change...loved this Ayala and the photo!

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  18. We should learn from our mistakes, Ayala. A nice piece and I love the pic.

    Pamela

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  19. I can't even tell you how much I love this one, and how much it is exactly what I needed to read just now.
    Love love love.

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    1. Thank you, Kelly. I appreciate it. Love that you loved it. :)

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  20. Wish we could rake mistakes! Yeowch. Your positive attitude is very inspiring. k.

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  21. Sometimes our "mistakes" turn out not to be mistakes after all. I like when they turn out to be blessings in disguise. A wonderfully uplifting and affirming write, Ayala.

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    1. Yes..sometimes they are blessings in disguise :)

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  22. Our mistakes are definitely scars to be worn proudly, ayala. I love this and your philosophy. Beautiful.

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    1. Thank you...we need to wear them proud and hold our heads high :)

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  23. Just the other day I told a friend I've worked long and hard to be 52... =) I might as well wear it as a crown... and a cape too!
    I loved this line... The streets like old silver
    are filled with tarnished dreams.
    Keep dreaming Ayala!!

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    1. :) Sounds good Pat...a tiara and a cape. :)

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  24. We live, we learn... mistakes are part of the process...

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  25. ...def we can't totally separate ourselves from our demons... we're just given countless of option to change... do change... be the change... a thought of wanting changes will remain as a thought when not put to action... loved the quote & your poem Ayala... really awakening & refreshing to read these days... smiles...

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    1. Thank you, Kelvin. We can change the world by changing ourselves ..we can control the way we see the world and how we contribute to it. :)

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  26. I love the internal rhymes in this and the brilliant analogies. Very memorable.

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  27. Inspiring words - thank you Ayala...

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  28. I simultaneously adore and neglect my garden. You make a great metaphor of that here. Beautiful writing.

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  29. "but we can wear them,
    share them,
    like a crown of flowers
    from our garden."

    Beautiful!

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  30. What an amazing metaphor at the end! I don't want to wear my mistakes like a flower crown though... flower crowns are a happy thing. So, I guess I better just let my mistakes go, eh? Great poem! I have a coffee mug I use quite often with that Ghandi quote. :)

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  31. Ayala this is so beautiful!! As always I love the metaphors.

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  32. Lessons from life well lived is how this reads to me. Wonderful!

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  33. Ayala u must not change ur style of writing for its like a crown of flowers from ur garden ur beautiful mind to make the readers happy..GOD<3U

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    1. Thank you, Adhi. You are kind. :)

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  35. I LOVE every thought and line in this poem, Ayala!! Your true core shines through, your wisdom and spirit of joy for life.

    I bask in the inspiration of your words. I like the walls of the mind. Blind walls while the heart sees and feels all.

    This poem makes me feel like I did the other day when a huge yellow monarch butterfly came close to me in our backyard.

    Wearing my crown of flowers now off I go.... :)

    xoxo

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    1. Thank you, Jannie. I hope you are well ...and I hope you wear your crown well :)

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  36. I loved what you wrote about not being able to sweep mistakes but wear them. Beautiful poem. Many thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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  37. ayala this is truly magnificent... "We can't sweep mistakes,
    the way we rake leaves,
    but we can wear them,
    share them,
    like a crown of flowers
    from our garden."

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  38. I hope you had a great St. Patrick's Day Ayala!

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    1. Thank you, Keith. It was good. I hope yours was good as well :)

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