Sun Kissed Days

Sun Kissed Days

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Lessons




Your fears melted like snow,
you confessed
 your father's sins
knowing they were not yours 
to absolve.
His sins were not your 
burden to carry.
You held your head high
and marched into the world.
I had wished that I 
possessed your courage,
I wished that I was brave like you.
You let out the secrets,
ripples in the pond of life,
scattered like confetti in the wind,
pieces of our life.
Vulnerable you ignored,
the judgement of others,
you gave me strength to blossom,
wings to carry me home,
you made my burden lighter.
I watched your courage,
and I knew then,
that the fears were never yours
but mine. 
 
 
 
 
 
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80 comments:

  1. nice...to see someone that is willing to let it all out and be open and still walk it...that is def inspiring....and can give us power to overcome our own fears...

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  2. Ayala, Once again you have touched my heart... I love your poetry.

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

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  3. That is a healing realization, beautifully written.

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  4. finding such strength in someone is a wonderful thing and touches our own lives as well.. i'm in awe if someone doesn't hide their vulnerability and still is brave enough to walk into the unknown

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  5. To embrace an authentic self is one of the most difficult lessons of life. The ones who walk this path realize the risk, but also reap goodwill in the unknown.

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    1. True, Rudri. That's the way to inner peace.

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  6. Sometimes just walk head first and overcome is the way to be

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  7. vulnerability takes great courage.

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  8. I can't help but think this is about your son or a beloved partner/husband. Regardless, it's such good writing about your admiration for someone who modeled great honesty for you, and assuaged your own fears.

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    1. Thank you, Myrna. You read it well :)

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  9. I specially love the ending lines ~ It touched me as a parent & mother ~ Happy week Ayala ~

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    1. Thank you, Grace. I wish you the same.

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  10. Beautifully touching poem, Ayala.

    Pamela

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  11. Lovely - scattered like confetti in the wind brings a pretty vision to life.

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  12. Very nicely done. I am grateful that I've had courageous people in my life, I only hope that I can demonstrate the courage that they have shown me. I see no point in picking out lines and phrases, it all flow nicely and neatly from start to conclusion.

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

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  13. Really lovely, Ayala, especially this:
    "You let out the secrets,
    ripples in the pond of life,
    scattered like confetti in the wind..."

    Well done.

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  14. Some people are true beacons in our life, ayala. You expressed that so beautifully here. A true hero.

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    1. Thank you, and yes...some people are everything in our life.

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  15. Hi Ayala. The subject of this piece is an inspiration to your muse, and a teacher of life. This person is a "KEEPER"!!!
    Well-said...and shared.

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  16. You have to admire a person like that! Love the strength and resolve.

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  17. Beautiful, courageous and powerful xo ~jackie~

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  18. I agree that the subject of this poem is an exceptional person, but then the realization revealed at the end is exceptional too.

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  19. Oh this made me let out a contented sight...such strength, so lovely.

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  20. Such a person is an example likely with followers! There has to be someone who stands out! Nicely ayala!

    Hank

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  21. ...what an extremely powerful end Ayala... like Laurie i was touched & moved by your words... this for me is your best written poem to date... excellent! smiles...

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    1. Thank you, Kelvin. I am humbled.

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  22. This is what a real hero is. I really want to know more... a whole history of courage.

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  23. Some few people can take the crippling burdens and fears of life and turn them into strength. Beautifully done!

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    1. Yes, they can and do and inspire us in the process.

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  24. A very sweet poem - lucky to have such inspiration and love in your life and you well express your gratitude. k.

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  25. We often need the courage of others to realise our own. Great write.

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  26. Our fears are sometimes Softly spoken. Like this! Nice read.

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  27. There is such a story in this...untold but sensed. My novel in the process of publication is titled "The Sin of His Father!"

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    1. Victoria, there is and one day I will tell it.

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  28. reminds me of the wings of eagles in the Psalms... such hope

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  29. words that are Ayala's, moving, light, yet surge and overwhelm

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  30. His sins were not your burden to carry - great wisdom in those words. Very nice.

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  31. As a parent and a daughter I am really affected by this Ayala...really a great piece.

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  32. I really enjoyed this, Ayala. Just recently I've been thinking about how the way we allow people to project onto us affects who we try to be and how we live. The line His sins were not your burden to carry really resonated for me.

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    1. Thank you, Tony. So much to say....

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  33. Very emotionally powerful and stirring. This is a beautiful write Ayala.

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    1. Thank you, Keith. I appreciate it.

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  34. Loved this real power there! wow.

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  35. Very powerful! I love the description "ripples in the pond of life". :)

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  36. A very thought provoking post.

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  37. Very good and interesting poem.

    funny how we take on fears sometimes.

    xoxo

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