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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Grace


Grace is found in the ocean
on waves full of purpose and intention,
waves that linger like an old memory
leaving salt on our skin.
Grace is found in confinement,
when light dances through shadows
and hope drifts through the walls.
Grace is found when you've lost 
your way in the universe and
you find a lighthouse to guide your way.
Grace is found in nursing a bird with a broken
wing and watching it as it flies away.
Grace is found in a wildflower
blooming on the side of a majestic mountain.
Grace is found in holding the hand of someone 
you love while they take their last breath.
Grace is found in giving your heart completely
without reservation or hesitation.
Grace is found in the taste of coffee
when migraine robs you of your sleep
and you are grateful
that you did not die 
while fighting the battles of life
when you thought you were invincible .
 You wrestled with demons,
while you were hungry to live
in the moment.
You learned hard lessons 
when your hand was in the fire,
in the burn you
found truth,
you found courage,
you found grace.




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38 comments:

  1. Can learn much from the pain indeed, still hate the pain though haha

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  2. Beautiful words and a lovely photo~~~

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  3. Evocative and gorgeous, Ayala. Grace is one of my favorite words.

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  4. Finding grace in simple things in life- Beautifully penned. :-)
    -HA

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  5. Grace in pain
    grace in compassion
    grace in the small things

    couldn't agree more.

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  6. Ayala, this is very moving....and very true. This poem should be the culmination poem in your chapbook (if you write one), as it leaves the reader with a message worthy of carrying forward out into the world.

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  7. This builds towards the end with amazing power... amazing grace!

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  8. A gentleness and dignity to this poem.

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  9. Hi Ayala! Funny I was grappling with the definition of the word grace a couple days ago. Thanks for this :)

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  10. i love how grace shows often in the little things...and sometimes we need eyes to see it... the cup of coffee...the friendly word... the helping hand...so many reasons to be thankful...

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  11. I enjoyed this somber exploration of grace as payoff for surviving the hard moments and durations and reaching out to others.

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  12. Grace is found everywhere! It mixes everything! It start and it ends! Its appreciated.......!

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  13. grace is often found in the strangest places, but just when and where we need it as well...our lives are full of small graces...and we extend as much to others as well...

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  14. Very nice. I love that image of grace as salt on the skin after swimming in the ocean. Thank you for visiting.

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  15. Grace is found in death. My hand was in that fire.

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  16. Oh this is powerful. Grace is found when we least expect it. Well written, Ayala.

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  17. A heart felt and truly elegaic, profound write and: "in the burn, you found truth..." What a great line... Wish I'd written that! With Best Wishes Scott www.scotthastie.com

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  18. You have found grace in the ups & downs of life..your writings are always reflective..thank you...

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  19. I love this. The flow and the contrast of images is fantastic. Very peaceful piece. :-)

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  20. Wonderful write. I want to live gracefully, noticing all the gifts. Your poem is one of those.

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  21. Grace may be found where ever we take time to look...very nice poem.

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  22. Grace is always a fascination accorded but not readily available. Nicely ayala!

    Hank

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  23. To find grace in the difficult times is amazing. Beautiful, ayala. As always, your words resonate.

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  24. This gave me such a wonderful feeling of warmth - Grace indeed!

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  25. Beautiful and true -- grace found everywhere some greatness adds its wonder to our dailiness. I really enjoyed this. - Brendan

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  26. Each line filled with grace and beauty...none more so than "Grace is found in confinement, when light dances through shadows, and hope drifts through the walls." Love this write :) ~jackie~

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  27. And grace is found in your poetry. <3

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  28. So true, Ayala, and beautifully put.

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  29. I really love the way this builds towards the end. Excellent poem :)

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  30. absolutely and beautifully penned. didn't expect anything else. always a pleasure to read your works. thank you!

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  31. What a lovely and meaningful write ~ I love it ~

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