The Glow to Grow



Hiding brilliantly in broad daylight
does the magnificent exist among us.
So quickly we stride through our paces
that we overlook the light begging to uplift,
bestowing its magical beauty upon our hearts
as a gift.

Our hearts, so full of pain and longing
there seems little room for even a glint,
Nay, not even a spark do we feel beneath the weight.
Still it exists, it shines, it glows, it grows until
all the world is alight with its fire, and we ask
“Now where did that come from?”

Angry beasts, raging winds, rolling waves and
thunderous cloudbursts-Mother Earth cries out,
“Hear me, see me, feel me,ย  know thyself!”
Her raging, her crying, her pain, is but a reflection
of our own bitter suffering, that tasteless draft
drawn from the deep well of Illusion.

One spark of beauty, when allowed to rest within
a weary breast, to kindle the embers of smoke
and ash, alighting a soul with new flame,
born not of rage, but of Eternal Light and acceptance
will be as the new leaf, turning its face to Father Sun,
owning its light, and understanding its Grace with humility
as it thus begins to grow…


Cheryl KP 2014

15 thoughts on “The Glow to Grow

  1. Glow to grow. A poetic title. Reflect back the light. If we consume light, we must reflect it. If we consume darkness, we must reflect it. But we consume light, the light of the sun. Don’t we all?


    1. Yes, and so need to thrive from its energy. That is one reason I have to get out and feel it often. Everything needs light to thrive. You are a very perceptive young man. Thanks for reading. ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Ahhh no my friend. Pain often spawns creativity, as you well know. But I thank you for your very kind words. Now be off to make a love story that you can write about! ๐Ÿ˜€ i’ll bet your wife could remind you…


  2. My gosh, Cheryl. I don’t want to sound repetitive, but your poems are so brilliant. The first photo illustrates, to me, the magical beauty of light within darkness. I didn’t notice the bee at first (that sneaky little fellow is blending in quite well), but it connects to the last line “. . .as it thus begins to grow…”
    The mighty bee is nourishing the new leaf of Eternal Light and acceptance ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Oh Lysa, you are so kind and your words mean a lot to me. Whenever I feel the words they bubble up like a spring and I have to capture them quickly before they fall to the ground and get soaked up by the dusty path of every day life. Sometimes I hear them just as I am waking up. I think that is when my thinking mind is at its most still point so that my intuition comes out to play! Again, thanks so much. I am working on my poetry book idea. It will be with photos and words but I fear I wouldnt be happy unless it was in print. I know whatever is meant to be will infold. ๐Ÿ™‚


      1. Thank you so much. I so appreciate your support. Same here. I do have a recent book cover art that I did for my friend Shonique for her upcoming book release. She has begun promoting on the social networks and I will run something here once she has the official website up. It is on Twitter though on: @IAmNotListenin
        I’d love to know what you think. The book is a charity piece now with proceeds going to a children’s charity. The book is targeted at teens to inspire and encourage them during their lives. She has written a collection of 30 short pieces meant as a daily inspiration. I was proud to be a part of this project. Can’t wait for your novel to be done!


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