One cannot blame the water for doing what water does

Anymore than one can blame the fire
All things of this world are simply what they are
They come and they go
Seeking solace and balance,
Their own sweet place in this odd turn of events
That we call life
Letting go of all they are not meant to be
To be only what they are
Fire will never be water
Air will never be earth
And me…
I am a piece of them all
I am the wind that blows, thoughts drifting through my mind
I am the land, a dusty shell that walks the path only for a while
I am the fire, created in a moment of passion,
Seeking to feed the flame
I am the water, life giving and nourishing, 
Deeper than can be seen
I am all of these, and spirit as well
The breath that comes from somewhere
The knowing that comes from nowhere
And if one by one they each left me…
What would I be then
Would I be anything at all
Or would I vanish in a flash
Buried in the dust
Drowned by the water
Burned within the flame 
Carried unseen by the wind
To a new place 
Not even imagined yet…

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ellie894 December 16, 2019

95 thoughts on “fire will never be water…

  1. WOW! 😍 Suzanne, this is gorgeous! The wind, the earth, the flame, the water, the spirit… just, WOW! I dont have words… you’ve rendered me speechless (historic moment hereπŸ˜‰)
    Thank you for sharing this!!πŸ’–β€πŸ’πŸŽ„πŸŒŸ

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    1. WOW! πŸ₯° Morning Angie! I’m sending wow back to you. I hope it doesn’t sound silly but I’m touched that you are speechless! I’m holding on to this historic moment πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š. But, in great sincerity…thank you for your beautiful thoughts. I’m very honored Angie and grateful for You!! πŸŒŸπŸ’žπŸŽ„πŸ€—πŸ’β£οΈ

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      1. Now you have me giggling! πŸ€£πŸ˜‚. Nope, no duct tape! But I’ll be thinking of what I can write about duct tape now 🀣😜🀣 Thanks Angie πŸ˜˜πŸ’ŒπŸ’ž

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      1. Why I have not been online, my hard drive failed and I lost a lot of my work so I am trying to salvage what I can.{ am due for a triple heart bypass any time so my energy is at an all time low, but hopefully by about February it will be business as usual.

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      2. Oh, when you hadn’t been writing I had hoped that you had already had your triple bypass and were recovering. I’m so sorry you’re still waiting! I can see why your energy would be so low. And losing so much of your writing, that is horribly disheartening! I do hope that it can be recovered. I’m fairly hopeless with technology so I’m not certain how to go about something like that. It really did brighten my day to hear from you. You are missed here. My thoughts are with you for good and beautiful days to be near for you. Take good care, suzanne 🌷

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  2. Suzanne… your water runs deep, your fire ignites the freeze, your air permeates everything, your earth is the one remaining… the questions you ask, the answers you give… these, we could all sing. You, and this poem, are amazing.

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    1. Lia…thank you. These thoughts Are as much yours as mine, or anyone’s. Although I wrote in first person, my hope is that others would know and find a hope of their own. I’m so grateful that you have found something in them. With hugs and a grateful heart to you ❀️

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  3. Dear Suzanne, I really enjoyed reading this…I love the compassion and acceptance that shines through, and how everything seems to have its right place in the order of things, and, at the same time, its limitations. A great way to look at things, and also loved how you evoked a sentiment of oneness/ everything flowing together as “I am all of these”… such depth and knowing here…thanks so much for this! Much love and hugs xx ❀️

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    1. Dear Maria Elena, you live these words. I may never ride an elephant or dance at brekky in a far away exotic place…but because of you …I do. I’m more grateful than you can imagine. Life feels so small sometimes. When we share well with one another it takes on a richness and depth that lightens our journey and gifts us with joy. Thank you my sweet friend for all that you are and all that you give! Much love and hugs ❀️xx

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      1. Oh sigh….wow Suzanne, this is such a soul-touching feedback for me….it actually brought a tear to my eyes and I will jot your beautiful lines into my diary! Thanks sooo much… your heartfelt lines and message mean the world to me, truly! You are so right – when we share well with one another it does make our lifes so much more deep and meaningful… so grateful to have met you Suzanne. You are a truly beautiful spirit!! Thanks again for your very meaningful comment…a wonderful Christmas-gift for me ❀️ So much love back to ya xx ❀️

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      2. You have given me such a warm smile this evening. I keep a diary too! Just as you do, I write by hand those lines that touch my soul. I shall keep yours as well! I am grateful to have met you too, Maria Elena! You know, I wrote this a few months ago in the early morning. I had forgotten about it and just happened across it. I wasn’t sure whether or not to post it. You’ve made me very happy that I did. Thank you…you are a radiant spirit yourself!! Merry Christmas Maria Elena xx❀️

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      3. Aw you are so kind lovely Suzanne. ItΒ΄s beautiful to encounter such gentle yet strong souls as yourself! πŸ™‚ Yes I am also really happy you posted this! Thanks so much for sharing it! Merry Christmas with lots of peace, music, dancing, and big smiles to you lovely xx ❀️

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  4. I enjoyed read This. I enjoyed thinking about it, even more. It’s a thoughtful read, one that allows you to drift and agree and then pulls you up and makes you wonder. What would be left? A speck of life in a snowflake? A world inside that dust? Beautiful ideas. πŸ’•πŸ’•

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    1. I like your ideas of what would be left. It’s lovely to consider. I do hope you get your cookies baked and have a nice day. My cookies are waiting too! πŸ™ƒ. Thank you Kris. Take care πŸ’•πŸ€—πŸ’•

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    1. Thank you Rory 😊. I’ll go check it out. I’ve been out in the garden today, tending a fire and cleaning up some things and a good long walk in the woods under clouds cold skies. A very nice way to begin the new year. Hope your day has been lovely. 😊🌷

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  5. Or would I vanish in a flash
    Buried in the dust
    Drowned by the water
    Burned within the flame
    Carried unseen by the wind
    To a new place
    Not even imagined yet…

    Beautiful – no more words are needed from me, yours say it all wonderfully.

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  6. If I could stand more like the mountains than the tower blocks –

    breathless at my own rising…

    valleys chopped rich and soft and misty in these reds and greens…

    thick rugs of moss, knitted between streams, and fine green curtains, draped between the trees…

    land that splits and heaves like waves, then settles on a form, a cliff-face much like an elephant, drinking the wetlands through its pebble-peppered trunk…

    I thought about just saying “hi”…

    but I figured you might want something a bit more visceral, woven as you are.

    Thank you for sharing your textures.

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    1. ..you took me greatly by surprise, in the most lovely of ways. My heart is touched by your beautiful thoughts that engage with my own. I am ever so grateful you chose more than hi 😊. It is a thoughtful winding way you share. I do hope you’ll visit again. Thank you so very kindly, suzanne 🌷

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  7. This is crazy beautiful, Suzanne…and very timely for me to read this morning. You touched me deeply and helped with something I’ve been processing. Thank You! Hugest Hugs to You!!! πŸ€—πŸ™πŸΌπŸ’•πŸŒΌπŸ˜Š

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    1. Thank you Katy ☺️. It’s funny, or maybe it’s not so funny. Maybe it’s the beautiful way of things. Your sweet encouragement found me at just the right time as well. Thank you for taking the time to share. My thoughts are with you for all good things. Have a magical weekend full of inspiration. Hugs!! πŸ€—β€οΈπŸ€—

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      1. It’s lovely that things flow like that, isn’t it? πŸŒ€My thoughts are with You for all good things as well. Thank You! And yes….let’s have a magical weekend full of inspiration!!! Superelasticbubbleplastic weekends starting now! πŸ€—πŸ¦‹πŸŒŸπŸ¦†πŸ˜…

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      2. I stole that word! 🀣Gosh…back in the 1970s there was this “toy” product that was goop in a tube. You wadded it up like gum and stuck it on the end of a straw and blew. It made really funky, kindof psychedelic huge bubbles that then You just pinched off. But that’s what it was called. And at the end of the commercial the kids would very enthusiastically shout, “Superelasticbubbleplastic!!!” like it was the most fabulous thing in existence!!! It’s never left my mind. πŸ˜ƒπŸŒ€πŸ¦†β€οΈπŸ˜…

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      3. I remember that commercial and that stuff!!! I had forgotten about it! I thought it looked so cool and wanted some but never got any. 🀣. My mother probably had visions of it being sticky everywhere 🀣. Thank you for the laughter and the trip down memory lane. ….superelasticbubbleplastic Katy!!! πŸŒ€πŸŽΆπŸ¦‹πŸ˜œβ€οΈ

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      4. You didn’t miss much! I think we were all given some at a birthday party once and I remember it being fun trying but not one of us were able to blow a great big ball like in the commercial! Ours were malformed and dinky! 🀣But it was still….and YES….it must be said….superelasticbubbleplastic trying!!! πŸ€£πŸ€—β€οΈπŸ¬πŸ¦†! I hope You have a wonderful week, Suzanne!

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      5. Giggling this rainy Tuesday morning! Thank you Katy 😊. I’m no longer missing what I missed πŸ˜‚. Superelasticbubbleplastic week to You too! πŸ₯°β€οΈπŸ€—

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