New Poem – by dint…

 

By dint of

So many undulations

Of faith, of mettle,

Of resolve

On the surface of this,

Our mortal struggle.

 

What finely tuned

Definition

There is already

In the story,

The pattern,

The textured travail

Of our lives.

 

As if encoded

Permanently

On some shiny

Lacquered disc.

 

Such that

One could imagine

We might well

Be tempted one day

To gather up

Some vast audience

And sing our hearts out.

 

But why

Should we

Ever need to,

My friend?

 

When all we love

We have given

Our hearts to…

 

All we honour

And still hold to be true…

 

Will still ring out

So loudly,

Long after we’ve gone.

17 Comments

  1. “One could imagine

    We might well

    Be tempted one day

    To gather up

    Some vast audience

    And sing our hearts out.”

    How often I’ve felt that urge. And just between you and me, I’ve given in to it a few times.

  2. Bonnie

    Sometimes the struggle is not to – human condition… Angels sing forever though. Love this poem…

  3. Hong (Katy) Jiang

    Thank you, Scottie, for shedding light on us. Such a poem, full of wisdom and sensations.

  4. Mahnaz

    Very genuine! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Such a lovely poem and a tribute to life itself and that passing of time. There is a heartfelt quality to this which rings true and can be further emphasised in the following lines:
    Such that

    One could imagine

    We might well

    Be tempted one day

    To gather up

    Some vast audience

    And sing our hearts out.

    But why

    Should we

    Ever need to,

    My friend?

    When all we love

    We have given

    Our hearts to…

    All we honour

    And still hold to be true…

    Will still ring out

    So loudly,

    Long after we’ve gone.

    Well done and thank you for this soulful. piece. ❤️❤️❤️

  6. Dee Ashby

    Another great one. Thanks for reminding us that hiw we live and love will carry on… long after we are gone from this Earth.

  7. Very germane views for these times–which we hope will improve! Perhaps helped along by loving thoughts ike this……

  8. This is so absolutely stunning and after 2 days in my Inbox, i finally decided i would open it and it is so timely and what I need to hear right at this moment as I pour out to God my questions and write things He does not allow me to share right now. Grounded, and I know for a purpose far greater than I can know.

  9. Laura Bailey

    Dear Scottie,
    Such a wonderful poem of love and hope!
    Thank you so much for sharing !!

  10. Daniel Ray

    Thank you for this

  11. By dint is amazing. Loved it.

  12. Scott, my friend, as always anticipated your words resonate so fully. Disruptive life patterns often bring on a lingering malady of distracted perspective; pessimism, lack of hope and resolve, and more.

    Our focus on the wonderful things in life is essential to managing our outlook as life is only what we make it out to be. Your words bring to mind the essence of living and the power of positivity as truly as the inspired and healing lyrics of the song ‘You Raise Me Up’!

  13. Neena Sharma

    “All we honour

    And still hold to be true…

    Will still ring out

    So loudly,

    Long after we’re gone”

    How Touching Portrayal of the travails of life and the Wavering Undulating Lows and Highs of Thoughts that shape our Day- Today Actions; along the Tapestry of Life

    Such a Sensitive Insightful Journey into the inner recesses Of Mind, Scottie Sir, Yours Mine, every Soul’s …Everybody’s soaring Ambitions…Yet ending on A hopeful note. The Light and Love you always shed via your marvellous poesy…

    So Wonderfully conceived-Congratulations And Do Keep Up the Good work!

    Warm Greetings , Fond Regards
    Neena

  14. Paul Bowles

    I like the phrase, “textured travail of our lives,” and “encoded” -like on the soul. This is an echo of your soul Scott, so succinctly put and by dint of your “mettle,” you show us a ‘pattern” to “sing out, give our hearts” and let it be.

  15. The human condition is shapeless and ever evolving like our own souls.

    I feel this urgency in a sense that we long for greater things like simple goodness, honesty, and beauty in lives which intersect and spiral too.

    There is something very sacred about how we interpret DNA encoding. It is inherent, so true.

    Thanks for reaffirming my faith in words + actions too. It’s our Universe, so let’s embrace the mystery.

  16. John Lysaght

    Whatever our ups and downs we have traversed, our imprint of our having loved
    endures after we are gone.

  17. Scott, this could not have been more timely! Your words resonate so profoundly, reminding us of what is truly important in life, what we must hold onto and cherish. Your inspired, healing words nourish heart and soul! I was especially moved by the following my friend:

    “When all we love

    We have given

    Our hearts to…

    All we honour

    And still hold to be true…

    Will still ring out

    So loudly,

    Long after we’ve gone.”

    You shall leave this world in your own grace and glory, knowing that you have fully achieved all that has been your life’s purpose and we are so ever thankful for it all. (just don’t go anywhere for the next few decades though!)

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