There Came A Day

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There came a day

I took this way.

It changed my life profoundly.

Parents and teachers,

society and such

had taught me things

that didn’t resonate much.

I had been molded in a way

that wasn’t entirely me.

I wasn’t quite comfortable,

things didn’t make sense.

But I questioned and explored

and read books that awakened

and my mind increasingly

expanded with wisdom.

I came to reverberate with

a humming sound.

I was led to know things that were

identifiable to me that showed me a path

that more suited my vision.

A familiarity grew and comforted my soul.

A truth, an energy pulled me along–

I found my peaceful center.

I’ve let go of so much and

unlearned even more;

The less I cling to the higher I soar.

Entry for Thursday’s Poet’s Rally:  http://thursdaypoetsrallypoetry.blogspot.com/

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  1. thank you Gayle, I wonder how many people are led along a path that is created for them by someone else?

    To the soaring heights …..xx

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    • And thank you for coming by, Tamasin. Too many people, I’m sure, never even give a thought to the fact that they are following someone else’s way.

      To the soaring heights! xoxo

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  2. A writing of hope.

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  3. Wonderful, soul searching poem! It is true,sometimes inner baggage must be released for further growth.

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  4. Yes! The less we cling the higher we sore. A special poem framing an extraodinary insight. One to cherish. Poem on …

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  5. self realization is key to happiness.

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  6. Noreen

     /  March 20, 2011

    Gorgeous Gayle 🙂

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  7. perfect writing..

    love the flow..Happy Rally.
    🙂

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  8. Hope, “the less I cling”, you are absolutely right Gayle.. Love your take.. it is been long time since I visited here.. missing your haiku and also the challenge.. SmileS..

    here is my rally post, that’s how life is

    Someone is Special

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    • Thank you for your visit, SIS–it has been awhile. I really enjoyed that challenge and look forward to it next year–you’re a wonderful host! 🙂

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  9. Yes, letting go and soar.. 🙂 Fly high… Love the way your poem goes.. 🙂

    Here is mine.. http://www.tingtasy.com/2011/03/collections-of-tings-poetry-tp20-that.html

    Nice meeting you through the rally..

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  10. Growing and learning, that is life. Great poem!

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  11. A lot of people are dragged along by others beliefs, some because they can’t form their own, but others to keep the peace. Congratulations on waking up. :]

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    • You’re so right. Many reasons why people make the choices they do.

      I appreciate your congratulations for me, PW!

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  12. sounded like you were speaking straight to me. i feel the same way.thank you so much for sharing this!

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  13. thingy

     /  March 23, 2011

    Oh, so true. Beautiful.

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  14. “the less I cling, to the higher I soar”…this is so true Rose…

    I believe that the more effort we make, the more we falter but if we let things take its natural course, beautiful things happen unexpectedly.

    A very touching and well versed poem Rose! Loved it…good morning…:)

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    • You’re right–sometimes if we just “go with the flow” things in our lives can unfold in astounding ways.

      So happy you liked this today, Amity! It’s late evening here…

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  15. Raw honestly and the sharing of a soul in evolution. Really wonderful read!

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  16. A brilliant poem Bodhirose. I loved the way the you showed your growth as the poem went on.
    The Lonely Recluse.

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  17. So beautiful. A poem for most of us.
    ” I had been molded in a way that wasn’t entirely me.”
    Glad to see the reformation 🙂

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  18. to follow the path of one’s own desire is very tough when we are loaded with expectation of others…
    beautiful and inspiring write

    Thursday Rally

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    • You’re right–it can be tough but I think we owe it to ourselves to investigate what this life means to us and not blindly take on someone else’s beliefs, ideas, opinions, etc.

      Thank you for your comment for me Rajlakshmi; I really appreciate it.

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  19. Sometimes we have to let ourselves go in order to grow.

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  20. very nice, love the last line !
    Happy Rally
    JL&B

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  21. true, our teachers could teach as much. nothing beats experience.

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  22. Liked it very much! I think all of us ralliers would share the same thought as yours 🙂 The knowledge of being different is what drives us into writing 🙂

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    • I’m so glad you liked this, Nithvarma! Thank you. You may be right–our difference is what propels us to write.

      🙂

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  23. The last line is so powerful– nicely done!

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  24. Love this! Beautifully done!

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  25. Lovely Poetry
    Here’s Mine STUFF

    HAPPY RALLY !! xD

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  26. the less I cling to, the higher I soar.. and happier I soar too.. I could relate to this verse personally, Gayle, and it touched me.. thank u for sharing!

    Here’s My Poetry For The Rally

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  27. A.B. Thomas

     /  March 26, 2011

    Great write! I took your words very personally – I became somewhat disillusioned at a point in my life over the fixation of others on how individuals fit into the definitions and labels outlined in a textbook, unwilling to look up to see that there was so much more than what a mere word can describe.

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    • Thanks so much, A.B.–I’m happy you could relate to what I was saying.

      You are so right–it’s impossible to describe a human being with a textbook definition. Labels can be very limiting and damaging.

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  28. how is your day?

    please find time visiting poets who were here for you but you did not visit yet..

    Thanks..

    have fun. 🙂

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  29. the less we cling to the higher we soar and thats true gayle for one cannot go far with all the baggages weighing down on us! love this! here’s mine.. http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/01/15/wedged/

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  30. Julian Javier the Cyber Mushroom

     /  March 27, 2011

    “The less I cling to the higher I soar.”
    — this is true… attachment leads to fear, and fear into hate that which causes only more and more suffering and slows down the process of progressing…
    very nicely done! i loved it!

    Please check mine too:
    ” Perfect… “

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    • Oh, I’m so glad you loved this–thank you.

      Just a personal testimony of my own adventure in self-discovery. I’m very grateful believe me!

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  31. Wonderful vision here…we have to break ourselves down to build the true self back up. ~ I really enjoyed this piece. ~ C Rose

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    • Thank you, C Rose. It’s too bad though that we have to go through this process but how other to find our own selves.

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  32. ‘The less I cling to the higher I soar.’

    thumbs up.

    The fear of unfamiliarity has been breeding so much violence in the world today.
    We really need to break away from our grounded reality and accept the other.

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    • That’s so true, Amropali! We get so fixated on our own limited scope of how we think the world should be–it’s such a narrow way to see others–and is sometimes very damaging.

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  33. Truer words never spoken…this is a beautiful piece… acknowledging one’s inner self makes life more meaningful.

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    • Thank you for your kind words–I so appreciate that. We really do need to find our inner essence that really resonates–otherwise we won’t feel authentic will we.

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  34. It’s always a treasure to discover yourself … true words!

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  35. Hi. I just wanted you to know that I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. There’s no pressure to accept, but I think your poetry and blog are pretty special, and thought you deserved an award for all your effort! If you’ve already received this award, then pay no heed to this kudos. 😉 Thanks and congratulations!

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  1. The Versatile Blogger Award… | ~ Dragon's Dreams ~
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