My Hopes, Memories and Dreams

The Well Within

I always knew

the well ran deep

A seemingly bottomless pit

So dark and hollow

That for such a long time

I dared not look into…

For the vastness scared me

When I peered inside

Having never learnt

There were walls

Called boundaries

With special nooks

That lay within

To tuck away

Little reserves

of love





22 responses

  1. the deepest and the scariest is so often exactly where we need to go … and sometimes, once we are brave enough, we find ourselves waiting with open arms and a love beyond words simply called acceptance, an unconditional gift we simply receive. Loved this poem!

    March 26, 2010 at 12:06 pm

  2. You are correct…the keys are certainly courage and acceptance. Learning to love oneself is certainly a life long journey and one we can only take each step at a time, and on our own. The greatest gift I can give my girls is the sense of entitlement to love themselves and ofcourse the example of doing do so myself. Thats been a HUGE lesson…but I think I’m getting there ! Thanks for visiting !

    March 26, 2010 at 12:38 pm

  3. Such beauty, I think it all starts with loving yourself and the rest will follow.

    March 26, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    • So true my friend. Thanks for taking the time to visit me ! x

      March 26, 2010 at 8:53 pm

  4. Truly stunning.

    March 27, 2010 at 1:15 am

  5. dustus

    Those “little reserves” have so much power. The end of the poem makes me think of falling down the well, like the last word is a fading echo. Very nice

    March 27, 2010 at 6:15 am

    • Ahh…Adam I hadn’t thought of it like that….the way the poem trails off. Thanks for the discovery ! So true !

      March 28, 2010 at 9:17 pm

  6. This is a moving piece of verse, Colleen.

    ‘Having never learnt
    There were walls
    Called boundaries
    With special nooks…’

    March 27, 2010 at 9:49 am

    • Thank you Paul. As always, I’m happy to see you here !

      March 28, 2010 at 9:18 pm

  7. blissbait

    I read this twice silently and then once outloud. I love this. It made me smile to think of little reserves of love. Beautiful. And I LOVE Your new gravatar! Thank You and Cheers and Namaste. πŸ™‚

    March 27, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    • Hey Bliss. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment. Hope you’ve enjoyed a blissful weekend !

      March 28, 2010 at 9:19 pm

  8. Yes! There is a well of creativity, my dear.
    You’ve been tapping into to it lately. Haven’t ya?
    The words you are sifting out of the water in there don’t lie.

    Just for you, they are. Thanks for spilling over! πŸ™‚ UT

    March 28, 2010 at 9:33 am

    • Thank you UT. Yes you are correct, I have felt the words and inspiration flow in recent weeks…and its a feeling I LOVE ! Happy to share. All the lovely feedback is just an incredible added bonus πŸ™‚

      March 28, 2010 at 9:22 pm

  9. Bob

    Colleen, you have a keen way of expressing feelings and drawing images with which many, myself definitely included, can relate. I was under the impression that I had explored the ‘bottomless pit’ of my life, but I’m finding that I’ve only now begun that process in earnest. The imagery you use to remind us how important boundaries and loving one self are really hit the nail on the head.

    Very well said.


    March 29, 2010 at 4:01 am

    • Thank you Bob. These words came straight from the heart. It’s always comforting to me to hear that others can relate. All this reflection is serving to make our lives richer and ultimately more fulfilling. Thanks for joining me on the journey. Best Wishes, Colleen

      March 29, 2010 at 6:48 am

  10. Still waters…love this!

    March 31, 2010 at 12:52 am

  11. This is a very reflective piece. I appreciate the use of boundaries you describe and find the whole very inspiring… it holds great depth πŸ˜‰

    April 1, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    • Hi ! Thanks for visiting. I am always thrilled to hear people appreciate my writing !

      April 1, 2010 at 2:04 pm

  12. “little reserves of love”
    like little reserves of nature & wildlife

    April 2, 2010 at 6:55 am

    • Yes, we all need the “little reserves”…creatures great and small !

      April 2, 2010 at 5:05 pm

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