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The Rhythm of Life

One night I gazed up at the stars
The night sky seemed a vast pristine heavenly pool
While the grass swayed rhythmically
To the song of the crickets
And the owl sang her sweet lullaby
I gazed up at the stars and a calm swept over me
A calm as deep as the ocean
Wide as the sky
And as soothing as a mother’s touch
A feeling of pure happiness engulfed me
The stars seemed to pulse in a rhythm
A rhythm that suddenly seemed ubiquitous
The crickets buzzed
The grass swayed
The owl hooted
All in this rhythm
It was then that I understood
Everything and everyone is connected
I felt my body become one with the dew covered grass
I felt my heart begin to pound in the same rhythm as the stars
An indescribable feeling came over me
One that seemed so familiar yet so distant
I could feel that I was slowly floating off the ground
As all hatred or fear was drained from me
And left behind
A car engine started
I plummeted back onto the ground
Once again I felt anger and fear
My heart stopped beating in the same rhythm as the stars
And I awakened to reality



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thatgirl99 said...
Aug. 2, 2012 at 8:05 pm:
This poem is so inspirational.  It reminds us to slow down with our everyday lives and enjoy the equanimity that nature brings.  Thank you for sharing your writing with us!
 
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aurorairis said...
Nov. 8, 2011 at 4:36 pm:
Thanks! :)
 
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Anonymous_7 said...
Nov. 6, 2011 at 3:57 pm:
I like this alot. You have a nack for using big words. Some people try but cant get away with it. Great job!
 
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RedFeather said...
Nov. 1, 2011 at 12:15 pm:
Woe. This is beautiful - full of understanding of the world. This is great - one of my favorites now. Keep writing! ^_^
 
aurorairis replied...
Nov. 1, 2011 at 4:13 pm :
Thanks so much!
 
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