Follow the bloom

I think we have a lot of fear and anger

that gets stored up over time

and we don’t dare to face the dragon head-on, with a simple question:

what do you need? what do you want?

what is wrong? Can I help?


the funny thing is, in my life at least,

I keep courting danger from the sidelines.

I will be the one to go down that crazy alley

into the dark cave or

lie in wait beneath the roots of enormous trees overhanging the path

eyes wide, nibbling nails, knees drawn up, quivering, but always

peering out again,

to see what the dark knight will do.

I need to stop this!


Follow the light!

The light is inside and outside too

If you are made of light I will look at you!

If you are teeming with anger I cannot help

as you’re killing me too.


Self, be still

be quiet

be introspective

allow the darkness to dissipate

by focussing on that bit of light,

ah, growing like a luminous flower


time to nurture the bloom

time to see its soft petals glowing in the gloom


time to focus on the garden

there is a garden of love, seeded in your heart

bring on the monsoon

water those seeds and

let the growing







*** 🌱 thank you for reading

4 thoughts on “Follow the bloom

  1. This is beautiful! I am really into old poetry. It’s not only raw, but simple. Your blog reminded me of that and I took some time to relax and read. One of my favorites is Walt Whitman. I have an old copy of his book Leaves of Grass. I’m addicted to it. If you haven’t already try searching some of his famous quotes up on the internet. ❤❤❤ I find them helpful in watering those seeds inside.

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    1. Ok so I took your advice and the first one that came was this… tingles tingles tingles… thank you Jackie this was wonderful 🙏❤︎

      “This is what you should do: love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men … re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss what insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem.” (Walt Whitman)

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