30 August 2012

Family


Family and how
it shapes me,
its power -
that's mine.
But then
I brave up and
dive into life
and me, find
new power -
mine.


Mama Zen, over at Imaginary garden with real toads, challenged us to name our power image in 25 words or less.

20 comments:

  1. And that power strengthens family back into itself. Lovely.

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    1. Exactly! I thought of how this then heals family but couldn't fit it into the 25 words. Glad you picked it up.

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  2. I love the INDIVIDUAL strength you share in this poem!

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  3. I love it! Owning your power once again! I'm still working on that, lol.
    Nice to meet you~

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and welcome. I'm still working on it too!

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  4. Welcome to IGWRT, Mary. I love this poem. And were I t have taken the bonus challenge, "family" is exactly the image I associate with you.

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    1. Better late than never! It actually took me awhile to think of family since my mind went in a different direction but as I looked back on what I write about it was clear. Nice to be in another forum with you!

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  5. I'm in good grandmother company .. I feel the same!!!

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    1. Don't you just love this role?! And good for us for struggling with (modeling) this for our grands.

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  6. This is lovely! And, so true.

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    1. Thanks for the prompt and for hosting such a forum.

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  7. What I loved most about this prompt of Ma Zen is that it made me reflect on myself and what I have worked on for positive energy, what I have made mine. You do that here so admirably. First family as yours, and then the tiny moment before the rediscovery of family as a choice, and of yourself as a choice. This is quite lovely.

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    1. Thank you, Susan. I appreciate your thoughtful reflections. Sometimes just asking a question in a prompt lets me see things differently as I formulate an answer.

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  8. hello, grandmother! your blog is lovely, as are these words. nice to meet you, very very nice.

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    1. Hi Marian, Nice to meet you as well. Thanks for dropping by.

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    1. Yes, and I'm struck by our responsibility to add our own positive power.

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  10. Love the phrase "brave up." You sure are doing that.

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