Wednesday, May 26, 2010

the door has opened







I created this one door away from heaven in a time of turmoil and distress; and found here a haven, a place I could breathe, while around me the air was thick with dust. Dust from a past that wouldn’t let go, with ghosts that haunted the days, which I tried to outrun, which I tried to escape, all the while dancing on a path of quicksand…

As I stood at this door I heard the rumble of distant storms and threats, while I delved in the darkness and reveled in thoughts without a glimmer of that promised sunrise. Even time seemed to slip through my fingers untouched, without hope, without change, it was dust.

Yet even a rock must yield in time, to the pounding of the waves, submit to the waters that wash and cleanse, become pliable in its ways. One full moon passed and then another, and still in the air I could hear the tune of those silent murmurs that soothed; ever-present, while turning the key.

Now before me lies a glimmering sky and its gift-wrapped the world in pure gold, inviting me in, to test and to taste, and I’m itching to explore. And I daren’t stand and linger on this threshold, what surprises are passing me by? What treasures are out there just waiting for me to uncover and unwind? This haven is here, will always be here, invariably I will be back, but now is the time to bid you adieu, its time to re-enter the world…


picture: http://umayumay.deviantart.com/art/tuce-163009741



61 comments:

  1. News doors open with brand new possibilities and optimism!

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  2. go have fun shadow...play until you are too tired to keep your eyes open...

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  3. Hi Shadow

    We'll miss your lovely poems. Come back soon if possible. It was nice to have a fellow blogger from SA to support.

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  4. Happy trails, Shadow. May the wind be forever at your back.

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  5. Aww, I'll miss you and your amazing writing! All the best for a bright & beautiful future.
    Thanks so much for your feedback on my writing!

    Much love xx

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  6. Shadow, I'm very happy to know that you have found your way to a good place. Enjoy! And should you choose to wax poetic about your new adventures every now and again, I'm sure you'll find all of us right back here.

    Best wishes, always!

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  7. Awww, Shadow, I am sorry that you are leaving here, even if not permanent. I feel as if all my blogger friends are moving on. Their stories and lives that I have come to know won't be a part of my present. I hope that you will return occasionally to say how you are. So many of the old timers have moved on. Maybe I will also at some point. Take care and God bless.

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  8. Awwwwww, my dear Shadow....I was just thinking of you yesterday. Wondering how you were. It has been so long since last you wrote on your blog. I was hoping against all odds you were well and doing in your life, happy things!!!

    Now you come here to say good-bye to us? I will truly miss you. But, I'm pleased for you and your chance to become whole once again. You will always rock our world....and you'll be missed.

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  9. A fitting close, and although it is sad, I wish you well on your new path.

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  10. I am going to miss you - but I'm glad you're in a good place. That, more than anything, is what's important.

    Stay in touch, 'K?

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  11. Hi Shadow, I wish you all the best. It was a pleasure to ready your poetry and I am glad through it you have come to a better place. Some may wish you happiness, some may wish you wealth, all I wish for you is what you wish yourself. Be well, and you will be remembered. take care.

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  12. I just hope you feel as bright and your future is as bright as that wonderful image.

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  13. So whats the problem about writing of new and happy adventures?
    I don't get it. Are you going on expedition? Climbing Kilimonjaro?
    Whatever...
    You do what you need to do, I'll be wating...:-)

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  14. Enjoy your next adventure -- I'll miss you all the same Shadow!

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  15. Oh Shadow. I've missed much of your recent posts and I think I come with a gift for you rather too late.

    Know that I've been an admirer of your poetic prowess.

    If you please, visit my blog and accept my gift for you. Let it be a parting gift from a friend from across the sea.

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  16. get into all the good doors that open in your life , dear Shadow , just don't close the good ones the stayed behind .
    as this one .
    hope to have news fron you .

    all the best .
    Caio .

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  17. I've been wondering where you've been. Enjoy your new adventures and we will see you if and when you stop by again! :-)

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  18. Boo! But godspeed and all the best to you.

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  19. Hi Shadow. I hear hope and even anticipation in your good bye post. The fact that you want to participate in real life and see what happens is enormous. May you find each day is a joy to learn new things and find more to love about yourself as you come to terms with the past. Hugs to you.

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  20. enjoy your new freedoms, just remember to visit old friends now and then... namaste :)

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  21. ((((Shadow))))
    In time, we will wait upon your return. You have brought so much to me, thank you.

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  22. Explore. Enjoy. Stop by now and again to regale your joys and discoveries.

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  23. You will be missed but I'm glad this door has been opened for you. (:

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  24. Wow! Heaven doors opening! Hurray! Hope to see you around.

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  25. Shadow, I wish you all the best. It's good to know that you have finally emerged from the darkness and seen the sun. It's also good to know that you know yourself so well... so few do. I wish you happiness and joy in your explorations of life and the beauties it has to offer. Good luck!

    Nevine

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  26. Explore, run wild with red balloons and come back and tell us all about it! Sometimes we all need a break in order to write our best.

    You're amazing! I look forward to your return!

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  27. New doors are always breathtaking! But your new poems and your wonderful grasp of word imagery will be deeply missed!

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  28. you know email me sometime.... I love your words and you have been with me from the start.... I would miss you...


    just say hi sometime.... promise

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  29. How interesting that while I was thinking of coming back to blogging, you were thinking about leaving.
    It's good to know that this haven is here whenever you feel like coming back. Now have a good time exploring the starry sky. :)

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  30. Wonderful, Shadow, that you have a world to explore. Go for it. Poems will come of it. Please share them here. I'll miss you.

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  31. omg! how beautiful words.

    Go out and have that adventure you have always dreamed you would have.

    I just found my inspiration today. Thank you.

    xo

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  32. Wow.Always waving your words like a magic wand aren't you?! Beautiful.

    Well,you better be talking about publication my friend.You've got my email-keep me posted-anytime.

    And thank you for all you have shared.

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  33. May the bliss follow you or you follow it, and
    Be.

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  34. This is an awesome post shadow. I love that you are headed out on this note cause this note has that right sound to it. I can't describe really other than that except that I know what you mean about the *&^%damned dust!

    I am not even going to tell you what the word verification is asking for, but it's perfect, just like you

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  35. you have been an inspiration to me and many others. I would be honored
    if you consider guest posting on my blog anytime you wish. all my best to you & family.

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  36. Oh no for us, but oh good for you. May you live happily ever after in the real world. And if you come back, we'll all welcome you home.

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  37. I love you. I love this opening of your heart and soul. AND I'll miss you so!

    Good LUCK hun!

    xoxo

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  38. May I have one day some of the courage you display here today (yesterday, oh well!). Shadow, you KNOW I love the way you express yourself, your thoughts, dreams, fantasies, life-on-life's terms.

    And...you know I love you.
    steveroni

    But you WILL be Bach--right? --grin!

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  39. Bless you, Shadow for sharing your heart with us. I have been touched by your writing. See you soon - you won't be forgotten. :)

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  40. Good writing ...

    love Ritz..
    http://delectableflavors.blogspot.com/

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  41. I hope this word play and not you going!

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  42. Hi sugar,

    I'm glad you're finally letting go of the hold you had on yourself. I wish you all the best things in the best way they can be given. I wish you power....in hope....in love...in laughter....in confidence....and faith....but most of all...Shadow....I wish you the world.

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  43. 'even a rock must yield in time'

    Lovely.

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    please vote ..

    art,
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    short stories:
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  45. Sail away, sail away, sail away and may your God(dess) go with you.
    Blessings, Star

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  46. Shadow

    It will be sad to see you leave us. Your stories and poems were thought provoking as you took us on your journey through the depths of your heart, As everything in life there are opposites and now as you dance with the wind and stand in the middle of a rainbow sweetly inspired came back to us and teach us the song that you sing.

    Best wishes,
    Joanny

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  47. God bless you as you revel in your life.

    I will miss your endless depth of creativity.

    PG

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    vote if not done so,
    or take the award...

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    Please help send hugs and good wishes to Viola and Ibok...
    thanks a ton!
    :)

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  50. 'tis true, the writing is healing, a way to express what is feeling stuck inside. Things happen for a reason. From pain came your blog. I too take a break from it all, so I can go out there and just live again, not get stuck on the computer, not constantly thinking about, analyzing and giving voice to the pain...rather just living and seeing what has been learned!

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  51. dats sumthing wads so true coz dats d reality of world, leaving and re-entering.......

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  52. http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/06/13/thursday-poets-rally-week-22-poetry-awards-more/

    two poetry awards,
    4 general blogging awards for you.
    Thank you for the contributions on poetry and blogging friendship.

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