Sun Kissed Days

Sun Kissed Days

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Questions



The trees whisper in the woods,
dancing to the sound of the wind.
The sun rose holding secrets
of the night.
My thoughts once raging,
left diluted by sadness.
Why do we have to lose
someone we love,
to celebrate our life,
to savor the days
and feel the joy in the simple and mundane.
We weather the storm
and extract wisdom 
from the lesson learned.
Why do we have to feel depleted
before we discover life again
and all it's wonder.
The wine glass half consumed,
winks back.
Life is not perfect,
life is not a Hallmark card.
Sometimes life is fought in trenches,
lines are blurred,
with sorrow comes rediscovery,
questions unanswered.
Slowly we sip the
other half.  



I want to thank all of you for your kind comments for Jacob and his family. I appreciate each and every one. Please meet us here http://dversepoets.com/ where we share our thoughts and our hearts.

47 comments:

  1. Good question indeed, just have to wait for the other half to fill again

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  2. "Life is not perfect" - the hardest lesson of all to learn, ayala. It's only in retrospect that I realize my best life lessons came from heartbreak and hardship. When things are zipping sweetly along, I'm sort of oblivious.

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  3. its hard you know....for some the reminder of our mortality is crippling...for others there is a sense of peace...we also find each other in that pain as it is something we all have experienced...like kim says when all is going well we take more for granted it seems...

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  4. Life has its ups and downs. More often than not one is not aware when things are good. One gets easily worked up when bad! Nicely ayala!

    Hank

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  5. It is easy to say, "He has gone to a better place." Or "Wonderful! He suffers no more. He has passed the test."

    Somehow those words do not fill the hole in the heart, any more than a half glass of wine. This is when I realize that time to heal take time. Sometimes God and I seem closer after the death of a loved one.

    "...when one close to me has died,
    I die a little myself inside."
    Steve E.

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  6. i think that difficult events make us aware again of what we got - and thankful as well - sad that it is like this..

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  7. So true, and so gorgeously said.

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  8. I specially love your reflections here:

    with sorrow comes rediscovery,
    questions unanswered.
    Slowly we sip the
    other half.

    We are thankful for all our blessings, truly ~

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  9. I am so saddened by your loss. I will respectfully leave honoring him with moments of silence.

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  10. ' Why do we have to lose
    someone we love,
    to celebrate our life,
    to savor the days
    and feel the joy in the simple and mundane' -- sad but so true. thanks for sharing your wisdom within these poetic lines Ayala.

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  11. "The wine glass...winks back" I love that line-- it captures that feeling and adds another dimension to this piece. Nice ~Peace, Jason

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  12. and the slower, the better...

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  13. "The wine glass half consumed,

    winks back."...loved this piece...and how the glass is drained in the end...very true.

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  14. The question of why is one that has no answer. I know......been there.... and, nope, it isn't a Hallmark life....but hopefully there will again be Hallmark moments.

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  15. This is quite moving, very sorry for your loss.

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  16. I enjoyed this so much then I scrolled down to the text below and saw that it wasn't an academic argument. My condolences and thanks for a beautiful poem.

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  17. I struggle with the pendulum you eloquently describe in your poem. How do we move forward from loss? I am still trying to process that question. Much love to you and yours, Ayala during this very tough time. xoxo

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  18. I am so sorry for your loss---this is a beautiful piece Ayala--full of the longing and the love of life--

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  19. This really struck me, Ayala, and then I realize I'd missed a post. I'm so sorry about Jacob's loss. I think sometimes life is more beautiful because of its fragility.

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  20. i am so sorry for your loss. this poem has a sense of immediacy, i wish i could answer some of these questions for you, i've been asking the same ones for a long time.

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  21. Once again you write something beautiful in commemoration. It is sad to lose someone, to have to discover our own lives this way, to sip the other half, but ... life is sad sometimes.

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  22. as it is always said... life goes on. A heart-felt creation...

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  23. I like a winking glass and the we must be emptied in order to be filled.

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  24. We must know sorrow in order to enjoy happiness, in my opinion, Ayala. I like the bit about the wine glass as well.

    Pamela

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  25. Firstly my sincere condolences - I think you have captured it all in the below few lines- this was a beautiful tribute.

    life is not a Hallmark card.
    Sometimes life is fought in trenches,
    lines are blurred,
    with sorrow comes rediscovery,
    questions unanswered.

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  26. So very sorry for your loss. If you can have questions answered, that is quite wonderful==all difficult == such is life, of course, but that doesn't make it less difficult. k. (Manicddaily.wordpress.) k.

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  27. Thoughtful and reflective piece, A...and I like much what you did w. glass of wine. I feel your pain. ~jackie~

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  28. not Hallmark for sure... but maybe a hand-made one

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  29. not Hallmark for sure... but maybe a hand-made one

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  30. Heartfelt Ayala... life is so hard to understand at times of loss...nothing make seems to make sense. Take care. :)

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  31. A beautiful heart-wrenching poem about life's ups and downs.

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  32. Sad and sweet and full of grief. I'm so sorry for your loss, Ayala. xo

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  33. sad...and well said...touching

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  34. I think we need these reminders because we do forget, we take life for granted, it's human nature. It is a hard lesson, but one that does allow to appreciate the second half of that glass. xoxo

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  35. aye, in the trenches sometimes. hopefully not too long.

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  36. An ageless, timeless question. I'm sorry you're in the bottom half of the glass just now...condolences.

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  37. Life is fragile and we still have to move on. take care.

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  38. A poignant reminder we must appreciate each moment we are given. I love your ending "slowly we sip the other half."

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  39. It is so difficult to lose someone "before their time." I agree with Susie--you remind us to savor every moment we are given. Sip that wine slowly, peace will return. Someday. Take care.

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  40. beautiful words....lovely lines!!

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  41. I'm in awe of your gift with words. This poem holds so much meaning about life's challenges, and yet offers hope. You inspire. Thanks, Ayala.

    xoRobyn

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  42. Problems and difficulties certainly help us find answers. Beautifully written :-)

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  43. playing hide and seek symbolizes bringing us back to childhood

    Fancy HOV Ridin’

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  44. I guess that is what keeps us going...the hope that there is that other half still to be sipped. And it goes back and forth. I'm sorry for your loss, Ayala.

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  45. Hello again - I really enjoyrd the passion and intensity in this - especially the following two lines:
    "I learned lessons while
    I was drowning." Quite profound... With Best Wishes Scott www.scotthastie.com

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