Sunday, August 16, 2009

Essence....A Poem

This is the first poem I have written in 10 years. I think the fact that I posted some of my old poems may have inspired me a bit to write again. What do you think?

Essence- August, 2009

By Carole Shukle.

My body's well-spring

Gushes me, my and mine.

My ancestors float

Through me like tiny

Boats loaded with tourist.

My children,


And Great-Grandchildren

Look back

to see me waving

from that boat.

The infinite past

and future holds

My body code

Like a precious

Jewels in a vault.

Tiny spiraling

Chains dictate

Like past tyrants.

But my spirit, I own,

Though, nurtured

And guided

By past sign posts.


  1. Reminded me of being out on a boat on a sunny, bright day looking at the sparkling ocean waves.

    Beautiful! :)

  2. Great job Carole, I'm glad you are writing again! I love to write poetry but mines usually really silly.

  3. Thanks, Pam. I need the encouragement. LOL

  4. Lovely poem with great imagery.

  5. lovely poem! doesn't look like its been 10 years since you wrote a poem!

  6. Thanks, Noble. I feel a litlle rusty. :)