Poem: New Mysteries Rediscovered

Updated on September 21, 2017
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Tim Mitchell has been writing poetry since high school. He enjoys exploring them, the many forms, and writing them

We can have new discovery with that first cup of coffee or tea as dusk fades to light.
We can have new discovery with that first cup of coffee or tea as dusk fades to light. | Source

New Mysteries

Mysteries of yesterday rediscovered new wisdom,

Yet, curiosity’s cat gives warning to beware of rocks,

You may trip on them or from heaven above they fall,

You may plummet into the chasm evoked by dare to solve.


Beware familiar plant’s berries may be bright red and tasty,

Yet awaken not to old world as another universe unfolds,

A new discovery tempted with its mystery of new knowledge,

Now mind in a quandary as reality has changed and feared.


What was once now has become never was and only illusion,

Like touching the blue sky nothing is felt leaving only emptiness,

Existence only a dream’s illusion of hope’s promise I am real,

A ghost of the past now is like a child learning to walk again.


A puzzle be a puzzle is pieces scattered edges ragged and jagged,

Once picturesque and majestic knowledge a known and familiar,

Again, fitting them together a quest to be whole once again,

But, old ones are now changed and new ones have no home.


Alas, turning seen is a mountain with invitation to climb,

A new world beckons with promise of tomorrow’s discovery,

New growth flourishes with each new tree of wisdom sharing,

New mysteries to be solved bring great renewal of new hopes.

The promise of knowledge dares with old and new discoveries. We travel along the familiar path until reaching for the summit of new knowledge giving promise of new hopes through discovery.
The promise of knowledge dares with old and new discoveries. We travel along the familiar path until reaching for the summit of new knowledge giving promise of new hopes through discovery. | Source

© 2017 Tim Mitchell

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      Tim Mitchell 11 days ago from Escondido, CA

      Welcome Frank! Yes, HP seemed to default my name sometime back and made tsmog in parenthesis. Thanks for reading this poem!

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      Frank Atanacio 11 days ago from Shelton

      Tsmog.. of course now I remember your work.. I enjoyed it very much before and it hasn't changed.. well only got better hows that. When you left a comment on my page it said Tim Mitchell.. and I remembered you as Tsmog.. that's why I started this comment with ( of course )

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      Tim Mitchell 2 weeks ago from Escondido, CA

      Hello Bill and thanks for the visit to this poem. I reread it too. Thanks! Happy Thanksgiving to you and family!

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      Bill Holland 2 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      Very good writing with a ton of truth. Loved the images you created. Thanks for sharing, Tim, and Happy Thanksgiving!

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      Tim Mitchell 4 weeks ago from Escondido, CA

      Hello manatita44. Thanks for visiting and sharing . . .

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      manatita44 5 weeks ago from london

      You're philosophical too, Bro. Nice. Great poetry!!

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      Tim Mitchell 2 months ago from Escondido, CA

      Thanks DDE. Thanks for the visit. Reading your article today I 'rediscovered'.

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      DDE 2 months ago

      Great writing here with lots of hope. I think of my life as what was will never and so true for me.

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      Tim Mitchell 2 months ago from Escondido, CA

      Hello and thank you Gypsy for commenting. Glad you enjoyed the poem.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Awesome poetry with a great message full of hope.

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      Tim Mitchell 2 months ago from Escondido, CA

      Hello Venkatachari. I am happy you enjoyed it hope it brings some kind of wisdom for you.

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      Tim Mitchell 2 months ago from Escondido, CA

      Hello Threekeys. I agree there are both components being exciting and anxious. What is next is always the question to be answered.

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      Tim Mitchell 2 months ago from Escondido, CA

      Hello Eric. I just turned 63 a few days ago and I pondered kinda' the same thing. It does not feel linear, but when I reflect and think about it . . . it is linear. Maybe that is new knowledge for me.

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      Tim Mitchell 2 months ago from Escondido, CA

      Hello Jackie. I just turned 63 a few days ago. Wow! That old adage rings true that I still feel the way I did in my twenties.

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      Tim Mitchell 2 months ago from Escondido, CA

      Thank you for commenting Mark. I am working at refining my poetry one step at a time.

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      Tim Mitchell 2 months ago from Escondido, CA

      Hello Nadine. A bit of inspiration is from your articles as I gain new knowledge from them to ponder.

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      Nadine May 2 months ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Wow, fantastic writings. love the line: What was once now has become never was and only illusion. So very true.

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      Venkatachari M 2 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      A Very interesting poem with great, in-depth message in it. Enjoyed the rhyming with rich words.

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      Threekeys 2 months ago from Australia

      The new can be both exciting and anxious. Enjoyed reading your poem Tim. Look foward to your next one.

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      Eric Dierker 2 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Awesome job here my friend. I like to sit and try to wrap my head around the notion that real time is not linear. Very cool how you did it.

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 months ago from The Beautiful South

      Really what keeps us young...at least at heart. Something to always look forward to.

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      Mark Tulin 2 months ago from Santa Barbara, California

      Enjoyed the rhythm and the playful alliteration. Love the concept of rediscovering the past.