Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Eve 2009 (Poem)

New Year's Eve 2009

The tears fall back
Into place,
Stored and numbered
For some other day,
A different night,
When loss might swell
With the count-down.

Hours from now
Will be time enough
To look back
For answers
For tomorrow.

Here and now
Is place-sufficient:
Just look around.

Hold the stillness
Before the coda,
Offer the hand
Before the asking.

Take what you can
Here and now.

Copyright © 2009 Maureen E. Doallas. All Rights Reserved.


Glynn said...

Happy New Year, Maureen. "Hold the stillness before the coda."

L.L. Barkat said...

Oh! Glynn, you took mine. I loved...

"Hold the stillness
Before the coda"

Thank you, Maureen. I shall. :)

Anonymous said...

just look around
with your heart
with Love
in tender moments
time stands

Louise Gallagher said...

Thank you Maureen.

there is no other time. No place or being other than...

Here and now.

I take what I can and surrender the rest to fall with grace in Love.

Hugs -- and thank you my friend.


Joyce Wycoff said...

Maureen ... very lovely. I try to remind myself that this right now, this moment, this day, this place ... it is all enough. My job is to be feel the joy and the gratitude that this moment, even when I don't understand it, is enough ... and perfect.

Maybe 2010 will come with more wisdom and patience.

Name: Roberta said...

Happy New Year Maureen, may it be a blessed, inspiring, and wonderful year ahead!

Diane Walker said...

Boy. After reading what the four of us have written, I'm beginning to think we should do a joint blog... a diablog? a quadrablog? It's almost as if we're conversing even though we're writing independently... But perhaps that would be normal, given it's the last day of the year?


Anonymous said...

Mo... What talent! You continue to amaze me with your heart...keep the words flowing to share with us all.. Love you and I pray the New Year brings us all nothing but good times, good memories, great friends and the love of our awesome families! Hugs~Laurie

Michael said...

And you used the word "coda". I'd like to think I had something to do with that!

sarah said...

sorry for coming in late to comment on this ... it's beautiful. Really beautiful. Like Laurie said - "what talent!" I couldn't even give you a favourite line, I love it all.