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Unstoppable Possibilities

I'm a caregiver and an artist. I received high honors in creative writing, fine arts, and sculpture at Montserrat College of Art.

Unstoppable Possibilities

Unstoppable Possibilities

Unstoppable Possibilities

They say you have one life to live
And that life holds a line for the time you give
Your heart will beat, beat, beat
Tick, Tick, Tick

But it can only make these sounds so long
And once it stops you are lifeless, gone
But one man said that energy is never destroyed
So where does it go, where is it deployed?

Many believe in heaven and hell
But how can you believe everything others tell?
If I told you that the sky was green,
Would your belief be ever so keen?

I see what's in front of me and that is science
I see what's in front of me, my only reliance
I cannot fathom any more
My association in others I cannot restore

Possibilities are unstoppable
How can one say just one theory is probable?

© 2020 Jason Nicolosi

Comments

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on May 10, 2020:

Thank you for the comment Umesh. I appreciate it. Stay safe and healthy.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on May 10, 2020:

Interesting reading.

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on March 07, 2020:

Thanks, Nithya I appreciate it. I super glad to see your comment. I am happy to hear you enjoyed it!

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on March 06, 2020:

A thought provoking poem. The possibilities are many but who can tell for sure. Your painting is excellent!

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on March 02, 2020:

Thank you so much, Alyssa. I'm really glad you liked my poem and artwork! I truly appreciate your comments and compliments.

I love to create art; always have. Ever since I was a little kid I could draw well. The very first thing I drew was a dinosaur. My parents thought that I traced the image. They asked me to draw another one for them. They watch on with delight and surprise; as I drew exact replicas of images from a dinosaur book they bought me just a few days before. At five years I drew each and every dinosaur from that book by memory. I can still see them in my mind and can draw them even now from memory.

Alyssa from Ohio on March 01, 2020:

First, I have to comment on your painting. What a fantastic and interesting piece! Your poem inspires a lot of thoughts and I've often found myself musing on the very same topic. Well done!

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on February 26, 2020:

Jason,

You sound like a man with a very generous heart.

May all your efforts be blessed.

Have a great day.

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on February 26, 2020:

Hi, Brenda thanks for your comment and compliments I really appreciate them. I agree science can't prove everything. Actually, as humans, we really don't no diddly squat. I am very thankful to God for everything good in my life.

"For nothing will be impossible with God."

I feel very blessed. I have many skills in which I use to help others. I apply my skills while helping medically fragile children I work with. I often donate artwork. Make a website for free. I've even helped people with plumbing, electrical, and landscaping for no charge. Why? Well for one reason the people I have helped were in need. Two, I do it because I believe that is what God would want me to do.

"If it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully."

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on February 25, 2020:

Denise thanks for taking the time to comment on my poem. I appreciate your beautiful words and agree with you completely.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on February 24, 2020:

This is a great write.

All I can say is...

Where do you think you receieved your gift from? You are an awesome artist and talented writer.

It is serving a purpose that maybe you do not even realize.

There are many things that science cannot prove...like the feeling you get in your heart when you grieve or fall in love.

Science is there for a purpose too...I believe Stephen Hawkings was embarking upon it.

Just listen...in the still of the night...hear the echoes talking to your thoughts...you might be surprised.

Great write.

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on February 24, 2020:

Thank you, Lora, that's exactly what I was trying to convey. People need to live in the now. I appreciate your terrific comment and compliment on my painting.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on February 24, 2020:

I agree with Lora, this does make you want to live in the moment. However, I have so many thoughts about faith and the possibility of something after this. It isn't just a matter of believing what you are told but experiencing it for yourself. If you told me the air was thin at the top of a mountain I may or may not take your word for it, but if I'd experienced it for myself there would be no argument. That's how I see faith. Not that I have passed this life yet but I've experienced the presence that cannot be described unless you have also experienced it.

Blessings,

Denise

Lora Hollings on February 23, 2020:

A wonderful poem, Jason, that makes us think about living in the moment and realizing how precious time is! I think about people who were close to me who have passed on and I would like to think that they still exist but in a form that I can't see them. I talk to them many times throughout the day but in a silent manner. I do believe we have souls apart from our physical bodies and therefore, our lives do continue in some form or another. But we do need to make the most of our lives now and your poem does a great job at getting that important message across! A very nice painting of the horse too. I loved the way that you used color in your painting.

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on February 23, 2020:

Thanks for reading my poem Fam! I'm delighted that you enjoyed it. Your comments are greatly appropriate.

Fam on February 23, 2020:

Another beautiful poem! Great job Jason!

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on February 23, 2020:

Tiyasha thank you very much for your wonderful comment. I really appreciate it!

Tiyasha Maitra from Gurgaon on February 23, 2020:

A brilliant philosophy, one I highly agree with. There can never be one probable answer to life and afterlife. I too prefer possibilities that scientifically seem sanguine.

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on February 22, 2020:

Thank you very much for revisiting my poem, Eric. I greatly appreciate it!

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on February 22, 2020:

Well it was even better the second time. But this time I realized that my views are always better and more right ;-)

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on February 22, 2020:

Thank you so much for your compliments Vidya. I am happy you enjoyed my poem and painting. I appreciate it.

VIDYA D SAGAR on February 22, 2020:

Good poem Jason, it sure makes us ponder. Being from a science background myself, I have often wondered on the energy aspect too, but as you say, possibilities are many. The painting is really beautiful.

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on February 21, 2020:

Hi, Ruby thanks so much for the great comment. I thought people might think I was an atheist after this poem. Haha, but I'm not. I believe deeply in God. I also believe Jesus gave himself to save us. I'm just a thinking type. Also, I enjoy writing and creating. I like to try and create a thing that makes people think. I don't like to limit myself. So anything goes when I'm being creative.

Thank you very much for the comment on my artwork. I actually did that image for a friend of my daughters. Long story short, her friend hired a guy to do a painting of a horse for him. He was going to give it to his mom for her birthday. He paid the "artist" $300.00 upfront. The guy was a good artist; a good rip off artist that is. He stole the money and never made the picture for the guy. I felt bad for the guy. So I did that image for FREE for him. His mom loved it. My daughter is still good friends with the guy. She said that the image is hanging over his mom's fireplace.

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on February 21, 2020:

Thanks, Eric I feel honored you liked it enough to want to read it again later. I appreciate your comments!

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on February 21, 2020:

Thanks, Lorna I appreciate your comment. I'm super glad you like my painting. This poem was meant just for that; "to provoke thought". I too believe we have a soul that moves on after this life. It's funny that you said that about the returning to the stars. My mom also believes that one day we return to the stars. One time she had a dream about her dad (who already past way) coming to her and he said he was a prince on the planet "Chiron". A few years after that (1978), scientists announced discovering a moon orbiting Pluto, they called it "Charon". Do..do...do... do...do...do...Strange to say the least. So who knows, anything is possible.

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on February 21, 2020:

Thanks for visiting and commenting on my poem and painting John. I'm glad you enjoyed them. I truly appreciate you taking the time to read my work.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on February 21, 2020:

I love your painting of the horse. What can I say that would make you believe there is a God in heaven? I do believe Jesus died on the cross for our sin's to be forgiven if we ask in prayer. Can I prove it? N0 It's a feeling, a longing. We are not sinless, we never will be, we are human and prone to sin. I also love your poem, so many questions and no concrete answers to share, just a belief that's deep inside. I hope we are still Hubber friends. I loved your comment on my story yesterday, you have a great sense of humor that made me laugh out loud. Cheers

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on February 21, 2020:

Really good Jason. I think I will come back later and read again. I love the inspiration to stretch our thinking.

Lorna Lamon on February 21, 2020:

A thought provoking poem Jason. Certainly the science cannot be ignored and having a science background I would have to agree with this theory. However, I also believe we have a soul and where it goes depends on your own personal view or religious view. I like to think if we came from a star then maybe we will return there. As you say there are many possibilities. Loved the poem and your painting is beautiful.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on February 20, 2020:

You make a good point here Jason. Theories are just that and there is always more than one. Who is to say which is true? Good poem and great painting of a horse.