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Friday, April 25, 2008

People In Our Lives

I once knew someone who was distressed over the fact that he had never found the perfect life partner "to go the distance" and that he never had or would have someone to travel the road with to the end. It got me thinking whether in the big scheme, this mattered.


Together Alone

some people walk together over the long journey
with one person
perhaps even a soul-mate
some walk with many
sharing parallel paths for awhile
facing each one in its chosen place
that is special to just those two
while it belongs to them
on no path do we need to measure its distance
but rather the happiness that flows
when we share
the precious,
sometimes simple things in our lives
with one another
-diving in synchronized pairs
swimmers in the same sea
meeting again further down the road
filing in and out of those lives
that really matter
this cycle confuses some
may sadden others –
and it should not,
for in the end
we all file out alone
and when our search here is over
we all join again
in The Together Place
Mother of Invention, still pondering this at times...

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21 Comments:

Blogger goatman said...

I am wondering that, as we develop spiritually, we may attain the ability to walk with many and cling to none.
But as for myself in this life I am happy with another soul with whom I can grow and cling to for comfort from the storms.
It is the burden of the weak, for now.

Friday, April 25, 2008

 
Blogger GrizzBabe said...

Lovely, lovely poem. And very true. Looking forward to The Together Place, but I'm in no hurry to get there.

Friday, April 25, 2008

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Goatman: THANKS FOR POPPING IN! You have a point that may be true for many in that by this time in life we have formed a network of support and usually have friends from many different eras that have been deeply entrenched in our lives. Some others have church or something similar.
Personally, I consider myself extremely lucky to have a great partner to have walked alongside me for such a long part of our journey. I am probably clingier than most and would think that I would not fare as well as he would alone. But I still think that after all is done and we've "singled out", we may walk all together again. 'Tis a comforting idea anyway!

Grizz: Hey, thanks very much! I echo your thoughts absolutely. It won't be that awful when we have to file out if we have a together place right after!

Friday, April 25, 2008

 
Blogger Pauline said...

ah - the dance of life!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

 
Anonymous rdg said...

this made me cry ....... beautiful!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

 
Anonymous RennyBA said...

Well said and well written MOI! It reminds me of how lucky I am to have found my life time partner to walk our path in life together!

Wishing you a great end to your week :-)

Saturday, April 26, 2008

 
Anonymous Dianeca said...

Keep pondering my friend...you probably won't find answers till 'the game is over' but the joy in life is in the questions and how we use them....

Saturday, April 26, 2008

 
Blogger twilite said...

Hi MOI! Haha...don't ponder or wonder but live it! Seriously, I'm envious...you have your soul-mate traveling this road with you...so dance...dance...dance...!

I'd been tardy writing and visiting these days. One of those blue days.

Take care and have a great week ahead. LOL.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

 
Blogger TorAa said...

Mother of Inventions is
right out spoken
a great poet

Sunday, April 27, 2008

 
Blogger Akelamalu said...

I too am lucky in having found my soul mate and the time we have shared together. Lovely poem MOI. x

Sunday, April 27, 2008

 
Blogger Lynette said...

What a lovely, insightful poem. This made me so grateful for the loved ones who I am walking through this life with!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

 
Blogger Mona Buonanotte said...

Beautiful poem! I love the 'synchronized pairs'!

Monday, April 28, 2008

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Pauline:It surely is and I've enjoyed it!

RDG: AW! Thanks! High praise from such a poet!

Renny: Thganks, renny! We are both so lucky and your story of finding Diane is amazing.

Dianeca:Yes, I do ponder a lot but it does help me see where I fit in here.

twilite: Yes, I love the Dance too! Hope you lose the BLUES!

Toraa: Thanks, buddy!

Akelamalu: Thanks! You are indeed lucky with your neat story!

Lynette: I'm glad it made you think, "Gratitude"! Thanks.

Mona: Thanks! yes, I thought of loons!

Monday, April 28, 2008

 
Blogger Diana said...

I am ever blessed to have found a soul mate and often wonder what it would have been like if we'd have missed each other. Would I have found someone else or just wandered from person to person.

Glad I'll never know.

Monday, April 28, 2008

 
Blogger Barbara said...

I do feel badly for single people who have never found the love and companionship that I enjoy. I would really be lonely without it.

Monday, April 28, 2008

 
Blogger Beverly said...

Live fully the days you have together. All too soon it can be gone.

Yesterday I posted "Don't Postpone Joy" a column written by Steve Goodier. When I read those three words, they really struck me. So true. Tomorrow marks 6 years that I started the journey alone. I reejoice that I have the hope of heaven.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

 
Blogger Stephen Newton said...

I'm sure that's one of those eternal questions....Thanks for stopping by and yes...to answer your question about scanning...the scanner needs to have a slide attachment that provides a backlight to illuminate the slide.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

 
Blogger Jocelyn said...

So true. I think my mom became less lonely once she divorced my dad.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

 
Anonymous DianeCA said...

Still pondering I see, just stopped in to see whats up and say Hi! Hope you have a great weekend!! Hugs n stuff!!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Diana: Yes, exactly what I sometimes wonder. I like to think that in all likelihood, I'd have met someone else but life sure wouldn't have been the same and probably not as good.

Barbara:Me Too. I'd be very open to meeting new partners and maybe that would have been a problem. It's so much better when it happens when you're young and not really thinking about it.

Beverly: Thanks for that. We all do need to have gratitude daily and not complain. Nice post.

Stephen: Thanks! Guess I won't be getting one as I only have a few slides.

Jocelyn: True for some people I suppose. You seem to have ben lucky in your life's choice though.

DianeCa:Thanks, Diane!

Thursday, May 01, 2008

 
Anonymous Coll said...

Your words say it perfectly.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

 

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