Life is screaming – Poem

I wrote this for a good friend as she was coming out of a marriage and thru the divorce. I think it applies to many lives not just those coming out of divorce.


Life is screaming

Life is screaming, here I am
Dancing trees, laughing sand
You’ve been buried beneath the land
Not dead, but dormant, sad, bland
Hurting, crying, trying to push through
To find the promise life has for you
Life’s been pulling you out of the ground
Like sunlight when a new seed’s found
It pulls you up and lavishes you
With love and warmth and then the dew
Gives life a new and nourishes you
To spring forth and be the bountiful you 

Life screams to you in subtle ways
Pictures of flowers, day after day
Sunsets, sunrises, a friend by your side
Sifting through stones, hearing the tide
Moon comes up over the Chesapeake Bay
Shining its glow across the rippling waves 

Now here you are, kicking dirt from the past
Moving through life, not watching it pass
Dancing and weaving, loving and leaving
Watching the kids, heart growing and grieving
But staying strong and still believing
And listening to life as it keeps screaming 

Come and play, love and live
Embrace all that I have to give
Flowers on roadside springing up year to year
Wind as it whistles and blows through your hair
Sound of kids laughing as they dance in my waves
Softness of newborn skin, touched face-to-face 

Roots they grow stronger as you reach out in living
Children they bask in the new fruit you’re giving
Life is in love with the new joy you’ve found
Glad to have helped you dig out from the ground
So run with your arms out and eyes open wide
As you become part of life’s screaming side 

Stephen Kellogg – 2008


About Stephen Kellogg

Poetry, Ponderings, Prose, Photos & Pounding out the Pathways All at my blog... I hope you'll take a few minutes to wander around the site. Not all of what you read there will be happy or sad etc. but I trust my writings, photos etc will encourage, touch, inspire or just make you think…. I really appreciate feedback!! Thanks and enjoy Peace! Stephen Kellogg All of my writings, pictures etc are original works, unless otherwise noted, and should be considered copyrighted.
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