Obstacles Karen Arnold
Karen Arnold

Storm tossed

Grasping, pleading

Obstacles of stone

Rain beaten

Trying to reach the sea

Is it worth it?

Seagull flies above

Detached from storm

Free in faith

Withstand and endure

Hard shelled clam

Flexible minnow

Bringer of delight

Carrier of nations

Waves of tenderness


Bringing home

Begin again and

Again and…


Š Carol Campbell 2016

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Published by: writersdream9

I have been writing all my life but for the most part, it has been a secret. My parents did not believe writing was a good way to earn money so I hid my poems. Then one day, I wanted to comment on an essay that a friend had written and found myself with a blog. That quiet whisper inside said, "You can write your poetry and no one will ever know.". I knew nothing of followers and the like at that time. So, here I am trying to learn my craft and enjoying every moment of it. My personal details are, I'm 57, married for 39 years, have one grown son who is God's gift to us and last but not least at all, I'm a Baha'i which basically means that I love all humanity.

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