The Courage to Be!


Note: To be read as Anapestic Tetrameter –


On occasional ambles down memory lane,
Precious moments of pleasure our thoughts can assail
Bringing comfort to hearts that are suffering pain,
And a smile to a face that is grim, without fail.

Many languishing souls are reluctant to dream
Of the days and the places they wandered afore,
Apprehensive past spectres to meet, it would seem,
Yet they know not that none there shall be to abhor.

Every moment of life from the present to pass
Is imbued with an aspect of who that we are,
So it ill-behoves any oneself to declasse,
For to be who we are is much better by far.

Β©Meanderings 2016



25 responses to “The Courage to Be!

  1. Uncle, this is truly lovely!

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  2. Indeed to be what we are is better. I had to google what a A T is still not 100% sure. I loved it so I guess it doesn’t matter does it?

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  3. Wow, it carries deep in my heart, deeply written and a good choice of words. It had such a profound impact on me. Thanks for writing this poem, keep writing!

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  4. and you’re sending me back to the dictionary again πŸ™‚ this time to discover what anapestic tetrameter means πŸ™‚ reading your poems is a delightful learning curve. I love the long flowing lines in this poem and its positive message, especially that first quatrain.

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  5. Love that regular loping rhythm – and how much healthier we would all be, emotionally, if we were able to accept our pasts as a part of our identity, especially if we’ve received a measure of healing.

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    • Thanks Gill. Yes….The key to emotional health and wholeness lies in ‘self-acceptance’ – warts and all. The Nazarene knew and encouraged it….. πŸ˜‰ Hugs!


  6. I did enjoy this, and Gill’s

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  7. golly…yep, I was among those who dragged out the dictionary! As a student of poetry still learning, I only recently learned that “pome” is not the correct pronounciation of “poem”. Love your photo of the sunset, and the perfect rhythm of the poem. πŸ™‚

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  8. Wow I am lovin’ this! πŸ’›πŸ’œβ€οΈ


  9. !!! ^_^ !!! …β™₯Love!

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