(Feeling) Perplexed

Life
is a series of
Zen
koans, questions and
moral
quandaries to promote
reflection
yet we are left feeling
perplexed.
Like trying to play
Sudoku
and finding numbers
baffling.
Or pondering life after
death,
knowing there’s no
answer
to be known in the
now.
Feeling perplexed feels like the
world
is a puzzle, one where we must get
curious
about the solution, then accepting
I
may never find it, and
living
a rich, deep, trusting
life
….anyway.

 

© Hilary Clark ~ 10/29/19

My poems are inspired by my art.  See the piece that inspired this poem here.

(Feeling) Hopeful

When you’re working to bring your
dreams to life,
hope is a commodity.
The work is necessary.
Action mandatory.
Wishes and prayers and crossed fingers don’t
deliver without tiny steps forward.
Hope seems foolish.

But the value of hope must not be discounted.

Hope lifts you up and into action when
your energy flags.
Hope is the bright promise in your vision.
Hope is the planted seed of the
dream you’re creating.
Hope is the light in your tunnel.
Hope is your lifeline on the sea.

Do the work.
Feel the hope.
Create the dream.

 

© Hilary Clark ~ 9/21/19

My poems are inspired by my art.  See the piece that inspired this poem here.

(Feeling) Crushed

I am crushed.
All blood
Guts
Ooze
Spread across pavement,
Shades of
Green
Yellow
Lavender.
Like a bug.
Trampled and
Compressed into
Someone who bears
No resemblance to
Who or what I am.

Feeling crushed is not
Like treading on
Grapes to make wine.
Feeling crushed is
Being smashed with a
Hammer, shattering
Into shards
Reflecting
Pain and disappointment
To blind me to my
Potential.

Someone stomped on me.
I am crushed.

 

© Hilary Clark ~ 7/17/19

See the art that inspired this poem here.