Friday, April 1, 2011

What Got Me Here?

What got me here

is chance and hard turns
graces, bad luck, and blessings
working against the grain
death, life, tragedy, beauty
laughter, sobs, facing the fears
writing, painting, loving, giving
being loved, held, respected
contemplation and chance meetings.
sense of balance and nonsense
coasting and landing hard
pain, joy, passions, and grasps.

That’s what got me here.
What will it take
to get me further still?

10 comments:

Mary said...

Well done, Judy. Your life has been a journey, and the journey continues. A good question at the end. Hope you have a lot of positives around the corner.

Peggy said...

I like this Judy. You have been on quite a ride--as I guess many of us have in different ways.

cloakedmonk.com said...

I especially like balance and nonsense! How do we go further? Probably the same way we came.

cloakedmonk.com said...

I especially like balance and nonsense! How do we go further? Probably the same way we came.

Anonymous said...

Judy
Thought provoking to me..to think what made me who I am and what will bring me forward on my journey...CA

Ella said...

I like this Judy and I like that you ended it with a question. It gives it even more impact! Well Done~

fRanCis said...

magnificent Judy!

Victoria said...

I like your list of the forces in your journey so far - some hard ones. The quality of your character is a constant that carried you her and will carry you on.

Willow said...

Ah, yes...an excellent rumination on the twists and turns that life pushes us through, the joys and the sorrow, the tragedies. I like that creativity through poetry, prose and painting has gotten you through...the three P's express both sides, "heads and tails."

Bill said...

Couldn't say it better.