In the midst of chaos…
Where words are fear-filled
And actions nourish anger
There is a dismal judgment
And hopelessness is the new normal.
I sink into my chair in dark-despair
Until I hear a sound and wearily lookup
A pair of brown eyes hold my gaze.
Unworthy, a soothing spark surges through me
Confused, I’m gifted possibilities
Accepting, I’m filled with deep peace.
It’s here I find the absent affection…
Offered to me generously.
I reach out and revel in it.
Her tail wags knowingly
Reminding my inner child
There is another direction to take
I willingly choose it
And we walk the path together
My dog and I supported by nature
And… unconditional love.
Watch for a special edition blog this week, along with any challenges I’m doing!
Embrace your inner child with unconditional love! D.L. Finn
34 thoughts on “An August Poem #IARTG #ASMSG #WritingCommunity #poetry”
Unconditional love softens the harsh realities. What a blessing to have it draw near. ♥ Beautiful.
It really does, Gwen and it often shows up in unexpected places. xo
Love, Love Love it, Thank you
A wonderful ending to this poem, Denise. Animals have a way of reconnecting us with the good things in life.
They sure do, Robbie, along with children:)
Your poem moved me, Denise. The joy that children and animals bring us with their never ending love and enthusiasm is always a source of hope and inspiration. We badly need that in today’s challenging world. Thanks so much for sharing this with us. 😊
Thank you Soooz:) Animals and children do freely offer us hope and inspiration. They will stop with wonder and remind us to look again. It is much needed right now and at that moment I was given a gift.
❤Thanks for sharing that wonderful gift with all of us.
Now THAT’S a poem Denise. I love our loyal beautiful angel souls, otherwise known as dogs 😇
Thank you Jessica. They are so loyal and you can see the real person in how they treat them.
Beautiful, Denise. We can learn a lot from our pets.
We can Joan they seem to see past everything and just see “us.”
Beautiful poem, Denise. I love how you show that unconditional bond of love and affection betweent dog and human. 🙂
Thank you, Harmony. It is a beautiful gift offered.
This is so heartwarming, Denise. Just yesterday I was thinking about the unconditional love pets and animals give us. They have a way of easing the stress of everyday life. Wonderful poem!
They do, Mae. If you look into their eyes it can lift you up 🙂 Playing with the cats wand is uplifting, too, as they remind me of life’s simple joy as the leap into the air chasing the string. Xo
Ain’t that the truth, Denise. Me, too.
It is, Jacqui 🙂 Give our furry friends an extra hug yoday.
Those words come straight from a loving heart. Unconditional love holds that magic! Thanks for sharing the feeling Denise.
Thanks, Billy 🙂
I’m good at burying my head in the sand and avoiding life’s problems. My cat is my garden companion 🙂
It’s wonderful to have a cat companion in the garden, Jacquie! I wish I could bury my head right now…lol
There’s so much warmth in your poetry, Denise. The world disappointed us but the unconditional love of the innocent and loving pets remind us of ours. Beautiful!
Thanks, Miriam:) It ceratinly can disappoint and we are so lucky to have that unconditional love to remind of where our heart needs to be during those times. xo
I know, Denise. I’ve seen that in many people’s lives. We have a lot to learn from our four legged friends. 💖
What a beautiful and healing poem, Denise. I could feel the reprieve from despair. Our dogs understand how to live with unconditional love and always show the way. <3
Thanks, Diana:) If we allow ourselves to spend some time in their world it really does lift our cares away.
What an apt description of the chaos we’re living in, Denise. Our doggy friends provide the balm every time. Thank goodness!
Yes, we are lucky to have our pets love to sooth us through this chaos.
How beautiful and well written. And what a sweet, sweet face.
Thanks, Sandra she does have a sweet face and never lets me out of her sight since we lost our other dog last year. xo
She loves and needs her mom.
You are right xo