Resolve

resolve to enlighten

The creator
Must
No choice there
The process
Moves forward
Unaware
Of the turmoil
Belly-boil
Psychic roil
Social foil

The creator
Must
No choice there
The decision?
Enlighten or
Despair

I
Choose the former
Dare
to eschew the downward spiral
Negative glare
Despite pressure
Judgment
Critical stare
I resolve,
Care,
Create light

 

* Shared in The Garden

23 thoughts on “Resolve

    • Kim Nelson says:

      Indeed it is, Brian. I fight the black dog, depression, and have learned that perspective, attitude and choosing the light make major differences in my winning each battle.

  1. Susan says:

    Oy, yes, you and I are in the same ballpark and with the same resolve. Your poem speaks to me; it’s a golden touch. Though I may be the only one I enlighten, I am led to that fork in the road.
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  2. Sherry Blue Sky says:

    Oh I love this. Yes, let there be light. It is the only possible choice for those of us who care. I love your beautiful yellow golden painting. Wow. It must look perfect on your wall, given all of the glorious color you have created there. Happy New Year, Kim.
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  3. nancy says:

    What goes up, must come down.
    Living a life of balance truly helps me keep the light at a steadier flow, when I can ( :
    Totally relate to your poem, especially following a season full of highs.

  4. Grace says:

    We wrote of the same, the light specially during these dark winter nights (specially where I am ) ~ I like your resolve Kim and good to see you ~

  5. Hannah Gosselin says:

    Yes, enlightenment’s the path to choose…sometimes the negative must be addressed first to move through and beyond, overcome but one should be careful not to become ensnared there.

    Great poem and I love that color you’ve chosen to create with. ♥
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  6. Margaret says:

    It fascinates me how easy it is to bask in a fowl mood for a long time, how hard to enjoy (and keep) a good vibe, a happy mood all day long. Why is it negativity and self doubt are so consuming and powerful – and this from someone who does not suffer from depression. I have often said to my children, virtues and vices are BOTH habits of which we must choose – one is good, the other bad. Very nice poem!
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  7. Brendan says:

    I think we’re permanently perched here between light and darkness, always asked to choose. And writing through the consequences of deciding either way. A gift here that you “create light.” The lead illustration shines.
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  8. Barb Jefferis says:

    “Create light” is a powerful, powerful choice in a world that so often embraces the opposite. Yellow has always symbolized happiness for me. The bright white in the middle, creating light, is the essence of your poem. Beautiful, Kim. Thank you.

  9. Kerry O'Connor says:

    I like the form your poem took – the terse lines allows the reader to really focus on the essence of your message.

    Wishing you the very best for 2014, Kim. It is great to be reading your poetry again.

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