3.3.11

Ready

I'm ready for mighty without hesitation,
strength tied only to what is
not what could be given more...
time, space, money, wishes on stars.

Give me clarity and bottomless faith
that my body and my mind
are tools honed sharp by experience,
that I am meant for more.

Give me certitude, fierce and unwavering,
that my simple and circling days,
stocked full with nurturing and need,
are leading me away from if.

I'm ready, eyes and hands open.

***This post is part of Six-Word Fridays, Bigger Picture Moments, and Thought Provoking Thursdays.***

18 comments:

  • Rudri Bhatt Patel @ Being Rudri

    Gorgeous six word prose Kelly. This stanza was my favorite :

    "Give me certitude, fierce and unwavering,
    that my simple and circling days,
    stocked full with nurturing and need,
    are leading me away from if."

    Yes. Yes. Yes.

  • iseeyoulookingatme

    This is a beautiful prayer/poem, Kelly. For all Mom's I think. I read it several times, just for the joy of reading it.

  • Cheri

    just AWESOME.

  • Christine

    You and me both honey! Thanks for being an inspiration today. I'm printing this.

  • Ben

    Right on! I love the bold declarations. Reminds me of Walt Whitman:

    "Long have you timidly waded holding a plank by the shore. Now I will you to be a bold swimmer, to jump off in the midst of the sea, rise again, nod to me, and laughingly dash with your hair."

  • Bibliomama

    You rocked those six words, sweetie.

  • Hyacynth

    Your posts so often resonate deep, deep in my heart. I loved this, Kelly. So much of that could be the constant prayer on my lips.

  • ayala

    Beautiful six word,Kelly !

  • Polish Mama on the Prairie

    Wow! That was... beautiful and moving. Thank you for sharing what all mothers feel.

  • Kristi

    Love this. "strength tied only to what is
    not what could be given more...
    time, space, money, wishes on stars
    Reminds me of the necessity to be thankful for the moment..not always thinking it could be better.
    Very beautiful poem!
    Thanks for stopping by my page. :)

  • Julie

    It is so hard, isn't it? to be happy and proud of what is true, right now, and not what could be if this or that were better...Lovely poem.

  • Sara

    'If' is a frightening place to be

  • 2bdancing

    Mighty fierce! I ♥ this!

  • kate

    this is great, so very strong!

  • melissa

    You are mighty. You have strength.
    Away from IF, toward certainty: YES!

  • Tessa

    Beautiful! I really loved this and was touched. If only we could all aspire to live in the now and fully trust. I know I am trying!

  • melgallant

    What you say is so true. We all need to tap into our strengths and find power in knowing we can achieve what we set forth to conquer. :)

  • Belinda

    Oh, I love this! "I'm ready, eyes and hands open." Me, too!
    As for certitude, lately I've been thinking that I no longer want to wait for it. Being slightly-more-certain and a-little-bit-doubting will do just fine as time's a-wastin'.

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