Thursday, February 4, 2010

Beyond

by Angie Capozello Can you hear it singing? Does it whisper to you in the soft, quiet hours before dawn? Will you let it rock you to sleep, cradled in its arms, safe and warm? Or will you run from it? When the call comes, will you follow? Do you dare to step beyond, and into the unknown? Will you take the leap, and know that it will catch you? Or will you hide from it? Can you face the future? Embrace it like a lover? Run laughing towards its open arms? Or will you turn away? It waits for you. It sings to you. It is you. Will you deny it?

8 comments:

Jim_Wisneski said...

Angie. . .

This is really great stuff. All I can picture is death. Whether that's your theme or not, it's what I feel. . . but not a bad death though - kind of like death is there, it's waiting, it's your future BUT you still have to rock n' roll so do it! :)

Thanks for another great poem!

Jim

Nishi said...

This is awesome, Angie! Knowing you, or maybe it's my rather peppy mood today,(or maybe because of my WIP theme?) I think this is about your life's true calling, or your mission.

Love these lines:

It waits for you.
It sings to you.
It is you.
Will you deny it?

techtigger said...

It's always so intersting to see what a poem says to other people! It's never quite what I expect, but I love seeing everyone's take on them :)

To me, it's all about life - about taking the leap, taking chances. How often have we all made the mistake of listening to that little voice that says, "oh, I could never do that" or, "I can't because...", and regretted it later? We can all be more than we are, if we only dared.

Jim_Wisneski said...

Great story here Angie about the poem. Life is meant to be lived. And all the stuff in life should be enjoyed because when we leave, we can't take it with us!

Jim

Michelle said...

I love it - Live life!

Michael Solender said...

nice technique with the questioning. a tight little piece jim.

Anne Tyler Lord said...

Angie,

This is beautiful and thought-provoking. It whispers softly but carries a big stick.

Love it!

Cynthia Schuerr said...

Angie,

I love this! Seize the day!
Words written, beautifully.