My Hopes, Memories and Dreams

Sweetest Thing

Unraveling  inner  purpose

Requires exquisite execution

Bravely we must grasp


the corners

of those shiny layers

shrouding the Self

And in one delicate


With a twist of Faith

Release the pull of opposites

To reveal the sweetness within

37 responses

  1. Good stuff…won’t you be annoyed if I use it in my classroom.

    November 3, 2009 at 12:17 am

    • Hello Aziz,

      Thank you for your comment. I have visited your blog and find you are an English teacher. Chichaoua looks like a facinating and beautiful land.

      I would be honoured for you to use my poem in your classroom.

      Best wishes to you and your students.


      November 3, 2009 at 12:25 am

  2. Wow, I can just see a magician pulling a table cloth off a table with dishes on it. Lively symbolism!

    November 3, 2009 at 12:51 am

    • Thank you Linda for your welcome comment. I hadn’t thought of it like that ! That’s what I love about recieving feedback via this forum !

      November 3, 2009 at 12:57 am

  3. b

    This beautiful…would that “unraveling life’s purpose” took only the swift pulling away of the shroud. Thank you.


    November 3, 2009 at 1:55 am

    • Thank you for visiting. You are welcome any time !

      November 3, 2009 at 2:23 am

  4. Gel

    HI, I”m here via Poetry train. This is wise and inspirational. It’s like life magic: “to reveal…”

    November 3, 2009 at 7:22 am

  5. Colleen, the imagery here is fantastic!! I agree with Linda’s comment above. How right you are about needing “exquisite execution” lest we leave ourselves knotted in the layers.
    This is wonderful, truly.

    November 3, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    • Thank you Danielle. Such a compliment from you is truly appreciated.

      November 3, 2009 at 8:12 pm

  6. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I’m writing my second novel right now, so I only post once a week at most and rarely have time to read and comment on other blogs.

    If you want to stay in contact, please feel free to email me with any questions. 🙂


    November 3, 2009 at 9:35 pm

  7. I was drawn strongly to one thought within your beautiful poem — that it takes faith to reveal what is inside. This is so loaded with meaning and like a pebble tossed into a still pond, could ripple outward in so many rings. Nicely drawn images in a poem worth digging into more and more. Thanks for sharing this with us.

    November 4, 2009 at 4:34 am

  8. Like how you have shaped this poem into a spiral like an unwrapping which is what finally happens with the words

    November 4, 2009 at 1:05 pm

  9. Like pulling the ripcord, opening the parachute and drifting beautifully to earth. Beautiful!

    November 4, 2009 at 2:12 pm

  10. I truly needed this right now.


    November 4, 2009 at 3:22 pm

  11. spiritteacher

    You have touched my heart, Dear One, with this beautiful poem. Do you realize how gifted you are? Peace always, Sharie

    November 4, 2009 at 4:28 pm

  12. Thank you all for taking the time to comment. So happy to have this platform to share with eachother!

    November 6, 2009 at 11:21 pm

  13. Lovely poem; I write poetry too. I think we’re kindred spirits! I imagined this as pulling off a bandaid! But I related to it because it’s what I’m going through myself right now. Lovely blog. And nice to meet you on “She Writes.”

    November 7, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    • Hi Cathy. Thanks for visiting. Yes I’m glad my poem resonated with you and pleased too we have connected on She Writes !

      November 7, 2009 at 10:20 pm

  14. blissbait

    unveiling great art
    the sculptures of our true selves
    shine grand when naked

    Your poem is beautiful. ‘and in one delicate motion with a twist of faith…’ LOVE THIS!!! Thank You and Cheers and Namaste. 🙂

    November 7, 2009 at 6:47 pm

  15. I love the image of inner purpose being a candy to unwrap. Yes we have life but what a treat to have purpose. AND the visual to go with the words. Amazing art here.

    November 8, 2009 at 12:25 am

    • Yay ! That’s the image I was aiming for Jaymie..the unraveling of self like the unwrapping of a candy ! So glad you got it. But I appeciate too the other interpretations that I had not even discovered myself, that are all so beautiful and unique. That’s the beauty of poetry isn’t it ?

      November 8, 2009 at 12:35 am

  16. Fantastic words to describe such a delicate process…

    –loving the new header and pic, too, btw!

    November 8, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    • Thank you. Yes the pic is spectacular isn’t it ? I do live in a fabulous part of the world !!!

      November 8, 2009 at 9:46 pm

  17. This is a lovely poem, Colleen.

    November 8, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    • Thanks Paul ! Great to see you…I’ll have to pop by your place again soon.

      November 8, 2009 at 9:47 pm

  18. blissbait

    Coleeeeeeeeeeen!!!! I LOVE YOUR NEW GRAVATAR!!! The victorious priestess/goddess/hero shining, smiling, BEAMING from the darkness. OH MY GOD! I flipped when I saw this! I love being along for Your ride!

    Cheers and Namaste! 🙂

    November 9, 2009 at 12:49 am

  19. Lovely poem, dear girl on her very own homemade incredible journey.

    November 10, 2009 at 3:49 am

  20. I like your play on words. “twist of faith” instead of fate. I think that’show it works. We can’t alter our fate so you just have to have faith that things will work out. Whether it is in God or in oneself, hoope is a state of mind, not a state of being.


    November 15, 2009 at 1:42 pm

  21. Revealing the sweetness within reminds me of peeling an orange or a banana. I am enjoying reading the “fruits” of your labor!

    November 15, 2009 at 3:22 pm

  22. ada

    Hi Colleen. Great poem. “Unraveling inner purpose” is a tremendous first line. I like how the middle lines seem to express a struggle of opening up. Clever 🙂

    March 22, 2010 at 10:14 pm

  23. I have a gift basket for you…

    March 23, 2010 at 1:39 am

  24. Beautiful poem,Colleen! 🙂

    Enjoy the moment!!!

    March 23, 2010 at 8:09 am

  25. blissbait

    Beautiful. Ever Beautiful! Love reading that again. Here’s to our wonderful insides! Thank You and Cheers and Namaste. 🙂

    March 23, 2010 at 4:02 pm

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