Friday, July 29, 2016

No Go with the Flow

©2016 Susan Noyes Anderson

Sometimes I curl my toes
against the tide.
Immovable, I catch
a swell of pride
and ride it nowhere.
Only I hold sway.
No force of nature 
spirits me away.

A pity that I'm stuck
in shifting sand,
somewhere between
cool water
dry land.

This week's motif was acceptance.

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Donna said...

This wonderful Sue.....we all feel stuck at some point. Working myself on getting this was very timely!


Gail said...


I seem to have lost my words. Yours still inspire me.

Pondside said...

Were you talking to me, Sue? I have known that wave of pride that takes me nowhere. I could never have put those words together - so perfect for what they mean to me.
Have a good weekend!

Brian Miller said...

i just got back from the beach,
and enjoyed the water, and the sand.

but shifting sand takes on other meaning
as well - and there seems much of it
in our world.

Grandma Honey said...

Life can be so tough. But you are strong and immovable....even on shifting sand.

jen said...

Apropos way to finish my week at Oceanside!

Sumana Roy said...

Beautiful, inspiring...

yaya said...

Sometimes we just have to hold on tight and not let the wind, sand, surf, or storms move us to a dark place...hold on and see what treasures are buried in tomorrow's sand!

LeAnn said...

As always just amazing! This one has deeper meaning on more than one level. You are such a fantastic poetress; such a gift.
Blessings and hugs~

Julian said...

lovely piece of writing

Intelliblog said...

Beautiful poem, Susan. We have to accept that even when we are standing perfectly still the earth is hurtling through space at 30 kilometres per second...

Karen Sue said...

Is stuck a good thing or bad?