The Integrating Alien

Updated on May 20, 2018
White Sands National Monument on our family vacation a while back.
White Sands National Monument on our family vacation a while back. | Source

Weaving intangible connections to others in our spheres can awaken the heart and largen our fears

Daily we wake and go about our duties, assuming we're not so different from others in our communities

Senses do open to truth's realities and take in the oddities that seem hurled about by bullies

Surely no one intended a jab or a sting, for weren't they just doing their regular thing?

Not much can awaken the heart and the soul. Yet a prick like these renders the blade rather dull.

Awake and look about, the truth is all but out.

Like a fingerprint among polaroids of hands, or a snowflake atop piles of white sands

Yes, it seems you are vastly different, just like you always knew. It is ok and there's not much to do.

Continue to love and to feel, and always get back behind the wheel

For there are places to go and people to see

Even if at times quietness is the only salve there seems to be.

© 2018 Paula


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      Mark Tulin 

      2 years ago from Santa Barbara, California

      Beautifully done. It flows so smoothly to the end. Like a fingerprint among polaroids of hands.

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      2 years ago

      Life is what you make of it¨The many ups and downs teaches about the good and bad.

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      2 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Thank you so much, RedElf. I appreciate your feedback very much. Sincerely, Paula.

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      2 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Thank you very much, Elijah. I really appreciate your comment and enjoyed hearing your thoughts in that response. It is all so interesting to me. Sincerely, Paula

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      2 years ago from Canada

      Thanks so much for this. Deceptively simple and eloquently worded.

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 

      2 years ago from Washington DC

      Paula, since "fear" means "approach with cautious learning" *Weaving intangible connections to others in our spheres* is supposed to do that but when we are "afraid or scared" we tend to shut off all of our learning senses and pose for defense. Thus, your conclusion, continue to love even if you have to use the salve of quietness to heal form it, justifies your intended meaning,

      Very clear poetic presentation of how life works, thank you for presenting it.


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