Friday, March 30, 2007


dark underground
after the rain has fallen
after the sun has warmed the soil
earth yields to roots that follow natures pull
to break

pushing through
past the sand and rocks
past the layers of weathered clay
life sheds its dry and hardened skin
to leave

new changes
here above the foundation
here above all that was safely familiar
growing higher with an overwhelming urge
to reach

What are you reaching for, friend? What parts in you need to yield and break? What obstacles are in your way and what must you shed and leave behind? What changes need to occur in your life that may lead you away from what is routine and constant? Something new is about to happen because as tied down as your life may seem to be, it's time for a change.


Blogger Shaz said...

Hey sweet, I think we all reach for peace health love and happiness.
I will be truly blessed if I reach all of these in unison.
One step at a time. xx

3:18 AM  
Anonymous suzie q said...

Beautiful, beautiful post Darlene.

I'm reaching out to you my love, and holding your hand. Prepare for those changes! Here they come....

Love you xXx

6:13 AM  
Blogger gerry rosser said...

Change, no way to avoid it. With effort and good fortune, we can hopefully nudge it in a favorable direction.

6:23 AM  
Blogger Star said...

Very good questions, ones that need more than the few moments I have now to consider thoughtfully. In a nutshell, I'm reaching for a spark.

Thanks for reaching out to us.

love and hugs,


6:58 AM  
Blogger LEstes65 said...

I am reaching for so much right now. Mostly through reaching for God. I'm working hard on that stretch. And I'm ever so thankful for your support. You rock!

7:41 AM  
Anonymous poet said...

must be something about springtime, that causes us to ponder change. take care and i hope all is well with you. best wishes for the rest of the family as well.

8:37 AM  
Blogger Patry Francis said...

Just spent some time catching up with your posts. Every one of them inspired me. That's my change for the day. xo

p.s. Love the new "do".

9:42 AM  
Blogger Jane said...

Beautiful post Darlene! I'm moving in to changes and I needed to see these words to remind me that it's time to let go of the old way of doing things. Happy Friday!!

11:11 AM  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

yes it is...and i'm ready...i'm ready for the breaking...for the giving way...

beautiful poem

11:43 AM  
Blogger Mary Timme said...

Ah, change! The one constant we can always count upon!

Do you often wonder what people who don't believe in 'anything' believe about change?

12:53 PM  
Blogger DD/Sandy said...

Great post and reach I did, yesterday...had a goal and reached it.

I enjoyed reading this today.

Hope you are enjoying this beautiful Friday.


2:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My life is changing and so am I.

I am loving you,

XO Silvia

2:42 PM  
Blogger angela said...

It's Spring and definitely time for a change but rather than be proactive I'm going to wait and see which way the wind blows me..

11:50 PM  
Anonymous Brian said...

I needed to read this this morning. Thanks Darlene.

1:30 AM  
Blogger bronxbt said...

you have NO idea how real your post hit me today.

you also have NO idea how much i agree.

Change is happening.
perhaps i'll be able to share that someday

11:01 AM  
Blogger Boho Girl said...

all of this is what i have been pondering lately. when i come up with the answers, i will share them with you.

i love you sweet sister of mine.


10:00 PM  

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