My Hopes, Memories and Dreams

Soul Purpose

Cane fire plumeOh Soul so tender

How you flinch at my touch !

A purplish glow

Replaces the Light

Revealing the bruises

Inflicted by



Why choose this suffering?

Divine creator

of chaos

I cry…

And I plead

Take me back to the beginning !

Oh how I yearn to know!


I am willing

Heart wide open



For enlightenment

 to unfold…


21 responses

  1. When the hair stands up on my forearms and I get tingling skin, I know I have read greatness.

    September 15, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    • Thanks Sara. it was composed in a moment of despair very late last night ! Feeling a little bruised on the inside…

      September 16, 2009 at 10:53 am

  2. With such a beautiful entreaty, how can you not be answered? Wonderful, Colleen.:)

    September 15, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    • Thanks Danielle. I’m such the answers will come. I just need to draw upon a touch more patience 🙂

      September 16, 2009 at 10:54 am

      • I truly believe the wait is all a necessary part of the journey, the process. Look at how you are affecting people with your writing. You shower us with blessings, Colleen, when you share your thoughts. *HUG*

        September 16, 2009 at 11:21 am

      • Thank you. I’m hearing this message all around me at the moment…and boy does it help ! Hugs right back at ‘ya !

        September 16, 2009 at 11:25 am

  3. Flow

    Absolutely Beautiful. I love this piece. You should be very proud for writing this.

    September 16, 2009 at 5:06 pm

  4. I know you are writing for a different kind of ‘beginning’…. but, I flashed on the face of one of my confirmation students tonight, trying to wrap his mind around creation… his pain was different, as so many adults were telling him so many different things.

    Poetry is really, really good when it can take the reader to a different place than the writer… not that your place isn’t worth going to… I got that, really I did… this is actually a strangely worded compliment! 🙂

    September 17, 2009 at 4:30 am

    • I understand exactly what you mean Cindy.

      Although the concepts / labels / traditions regarding “Creator” and “Birth of the Soul” can differ slightly, I think the underlying premise is the same…that of coming to the understanding that we born into this life with a spiritual purpose that becomes clouded by the distractions of life; and that ultimately spiritual fulfillment is achieved through the journey of unveiling that purpose and intent, once so pure and untainted by the diversions that life throws at us.

      And thank you for the compliment. I’m pleased you were able to draw a message from my out pouring of frustration ….with a little hopefullness mixed in !


      September 17, 2009 at 10:25 am

  5. So strong the yearning that is delivered here – like cry from the center of the heart – open – surely there is that which answers and create s within, such desire to understand, to wait.

    September 18, 2009 at 1:41 am

    • Oh it was definitely a cry from the heart of primal proportions ! Thank you for your encouragement.

      September 18, 2009 at 10:01 pm

  6. Oh, Colleen, what a direct call – and so beautifully written too! I can’t wait to explore here…

    (and thanks so much for stopping by my blog!)


    September 18, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    • Thank you April ! Looking forward to sharing more together.

      September 18, 2009 at 10:02 pm

  7. I like the way you’ve
    arranged things, Colleen!
    I feel as if I know
    exactly where you stand.

    I wish I had a porpoise,
    my Flipper would show me sights
    unseen from these here cornfields
    that surround me night and day.

    Maya has an unworldly way of deceiving us, yes.
    If I remember correctly, The Master only sent me
    here to fetch a pail of water, and I’ve not been
    back to finish that chore yet, quite obviously.

    Hope you fell better soon. Hugz! UT

    September 18, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    • Thanks for your comment Uncle Tree. I love the way you express your thoughts so uniquely ! Feeling a little more grounded in the hope that inspiration will come.

      September 21, 2009 at 2:26 am

  8. Colleen,
    It is such a joy to watch a beautiful young woman and her soul unfold before our eyes. When you bare your soul, you invite us to go with you, to bare our souls, too. May your words forever bless us.
    Pam B

    September 19, 2009 at 2:25 am

    • Hi Pam,

      I appreciate your lovely words of encouragement as always. I am beginng to understand this blogging caper to be a big part of my unfolding, as a prime opportunity to share in the circle of gratitude and acceptance that is brings.


      September 21, 2009 at 2:29 am

  9. tigercity

    Hi Colleen,

    Your poem is very open, honest and heart-rendering. I think you’ve touched many people here with your clarity, it won’t be in vain.

    Do you know the song ‘Tender’ by Blur? It’s a beautiful song and carries a similar message, your poem reminded me of it. If you don’t know it, look on youtube, think you’ll like it.

    September 21, 2009 at 12:27 am

    • Thanks TigerCity,

      I jumped on YouTube this morning and have been listening to Tender over and over. I see what you mean…the same sense of longing is there. Thanks for pointing me to this !


      September 21, 2009 at 2:33 am

  10. Reblogged this on Colleen DuBois.

    July 17, 2017 at 11:58 am

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