Look Inside

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Peace
Make peace the mood and motif of your poem.

She wanted so to be tranquil, to be someone who took walks in the late-afternoon sun, listening to the birds and crickets and feeling the whole world breathe. Instead, she lived in her head like a madwoman locked in a tower, hearing the wind howling through her hair and waiting for someone to come and rescue her from feeling things so deeply that her bones burned.
― Carrie Fisher

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There are times
when you need to close
your eyes, shut
out the world
in order to feel your own
core of peace humming.

Search inside
your heart to reveal
the color,
the nature
of what constitutes feelings
of peace for yourself.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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17 Responses to Look Inside

  1. Mary says:

    Ah yes, there are time like that. This is a good philosophy to practice! Very nicely penned.


  2. Susan Chast says:

    It is individual, this place of peace. How could it not be? Even at a concert, even in a room full of people meditating, Thank you.


  3. Hi Sara, I’m enjoying the hum of my internal peace, thank you for sharing your poem.


  4. kiwi says:

    “to feel your own core of peace humming” Love that I think at the core we are all peacefull


  5. This is beautiful and wise. Without that retreat, we couldnt handle the external “stuff”. Loved it, Sara.


  6. Rall says:

    Peaceful moments of absolute quiet and rest are crucial in this crazy world.


  7. Very wise words for peace can only be found within.


  8. Jamztoma says:

    this is true. thanks for putting my thoughts to words dear. Great write!


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