Sir Reality…

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He whispers through my dreams….

He paints pictures of future happiness and joy…

He molds each new vision carefully to show me just enough to elicit hope…

Never enough for illumination….

He whispers…”The time has come sweet child…you must gather your past pieces and pack them up…store them in your heart and your soul….

for now it is time for the beginning of the next chapter of your life.”

He takes my hand in his…warm and secure…

walking confidently to the future…

I feel comforted by his presence…his words….his guidance…I am not afraid.

We stop walking…..

I turn to him and look into his eyes questioningly…”Are we here?”

He answers softly…”Yes .”

He kisses my hand, releases it and begins to walk away.

“Wait…”

The fear of the unknown bearing down on me suddenly….

”What am I supposed to do now?”

He smiles a knowing smile which inconceivably puts me at ease once more.

“Now my sweet child…

You’ve left the past in the past….this is your future…go…live it….

shine brightly for you are loved.”

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Copyright © Christina Brownlee 2012

66 thoughts on “Sir Reality…

  1. Wow. What a way to say goodbye to the past. Magnificent post Christina.

    Living in the past is all well and good, but it will never bring you the happiness you deserve. You can stay there your whole life looking at what “may have been” what “could have been” or what “should have been” but the past is gone, the future is unknown and the present is now. The “now” is a gift, that is why it is why it is called the “present”. I’m not saying don’t look to the future, I’m saying live for today, each day as it comes.

    Oh … I just looked at that image again. How fitting!! The man is walking away. Did you make that from the image or was it a perfect find?

    Again, well done on a fantastic post

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    • Thank you so much!! Great advice, take each day as it comes! I loved this image…knew it was perfect when I saw it…it is as the artist intended I didn’t change anything. 🙂 Thanks again sweet friend…Hugs ~

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      • You’re welcome 🙂

        I find it amazing that you manage to find pictures that fit your poetry so well. When I look, I never find any that come close. But I digress. You disappear for a few days and then come back with a masterpiece like this. I don’t know what your inspiration is, but it works 🙂

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  2. Christina,this is stunning way to express your thoughts.Dreams,hopes.Delightful to read.thank you for liking my post.Have a wonderful holidays.jalal (keep in touch)

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  3. Stunning Christina…full of emotion, melancholy, fear but with an underlying feeling of hope. All will be well for someone so beautiful as you. 🙂

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    • LuAnn…you always say the sweetest things…and never fail to make me smile! Thank you so very much dear friend for your amazing praise and continued encouragement! Hugs ~

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  4. AnElephantCant deny he is totally impressed
    By your words so profound and so vital
    He is happily sure
    You will find your future
    And he just loves the pun in the title

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    • My day is now complete! I have impressed the wordsmithiest Elephant…who never fails to not only use but also create the most fantabulous words ever seen! Thank you dear sir for your generous praise 🙂 Hugs ~

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  5. I agree completely with AnElephantCant. The title (so cleverly done – on several levels of awareness) introduces a wonderful piece. So very well written, filled with meaning. I love it! Mom xxxoxxx

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  6. I love it 🙂 Those are beautiful words, very emotive. As you know, moving on to the future does not necessarily mean completely letting go of the past – only that you’re ready to begin the next phase of your life. It will be different… you’ll always have the past, you’ll always have those memories and they should be treasured… but the future will bring you new memories and, as someone going through a divorce, I can relate (to some extent) because moving on and accepting that change can be daunting and a little scary.

    As for love… that too will be different… but when you’re ready, he’ll be waiting… and like your poem, I’m sure he’ll be patient and understanding but always there for you… I wish you nothing but love and happiness my friend 🙂

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  7. This is a lovely post, beautifully said and I agree with Alastair, live for the moment, don’t look to much to the future and the past is gone, only think of the good memories. Other wise past is past and cannot be changed. (Well that is how I see it) We should live every day fully and conciously, enjoying every moment as every moment becomes history. I love your picture which goes beautifully with it! Perfect!

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    • Thank you so much! I’m so glad you enjoyed this and yes I totally agree with you and Alastair!! One can only live in the moment at hand…my favorite saying it “It’s not about how much time you have, it’s the moments you fill it with”. Thank you for your sharing your wise and thoughtful comment…I loved this picture too!! 😀

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    • Hmmm…a part 2….I’ll keep that in mind….though these poems just sort of spill out of me….I will do my bestest to bring you 100% sunshine on the next one 😀

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      • lol, spill out of you!? lol. Like some kind of ectoplasmic goo that just spills out of you when you turn sideway? that kind? lol
        I hope it will be 100% sunshine on the next one because I really don’t want to swear and cuss on your website, if something bad happens.

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        • LOL!!! Yes…if words can be equated to ectoplasmic goo (you have the lab grade microscope to check for sure — if it’s postive…you know who to call) then that is exactly what I mean haha :p

          One order of sunshine coming up….lol will do my bestest!! If anything…I can assure you it won’t be bad or bleak 😀

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          • that is ‘sir-real’! I had a dream, all the cool kids were using that bestest word ever invented in America. I think all the late night conversation with your mom is giving me some pretty far out dreams.lol

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            • LOL Now you really have me laughing!! Bestest word ever invented in America…that is quite the compliment! 😀 Hmmm…she does have that effect on people….thinking she should come with some of those disclaimers they put at the end of pharmaceutical commercials….you know like “too much contact may cause far out dreams” or “must be taken in moderation or will be too encouraged” haha :p

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              • oh my goodness…LOL…I can not agree more with what you just said. Yes!!, your mom has to put on some sort of a warning label or a disclaimer, similar to those pharmaceutical products.lol “must be taken in moderation or will be encouraged…” oh my goodness, you just crack me up this morning.lol

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                • Oh I’m so very late to reply…what a whirlwind these past few weeks have been! Hoping to catch up soon! LOL I’m glad I could give you some laughs…you’re always so very generous to give me laughs ALL the time 😀 Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and have a very very Happy New Year! Hugs sweet friend ~

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                  • on contraire mon ami! I think it was very thoughtful of you to wait till just few hours before the start of the start of New Year, to send out this lovely comment 🙂
                    I love our ‘scratch my back/scratch your back” relationship we have in humor.hahaha Some people are just meant to be funny in a coversation like that.lol.
                    My family and I had a wonderful & relaxing time during the long break. I actually did take a real break from work and spend alot of time with the family. I feel pretty good knowing I made good memories with them 🙂 I hope yours was just as wonderful, if not better 🙂

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                    • Oh I do love that…and you most definitely are my favorite funny man! 😀 I’m very happy to hear that you had a wonderful holiday season and best of all made cherished memories! 🙂 Mine was better than anticipated…had most of the most important people to me around me…can’t ask for more than that! 🙂
                      Thank you sweet friend for making me feel better for being tardy in my wishing the best to you and your family during the holidays!! Here’s to 2013….better than 2012 (this is where we tink glasses)!! 😀

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                    • [holding up magnificent 14th century renaissance goblet] Cheers Christina, the great daughter of pennycoho the wise!!

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                    • Real 14th Century renaissance goblets?!?!?! You chose wisely!! 😉 I shall call thee Chris the Fantabulous….I “Christina the Great” daughter of “Pennycoho the Wise” raise my ornate decadent so very way cool goblet and toast to thee Chris the Fantabulous “To you, dear sir, that 2013 be the bestest year yet and that you continue to be incredibly funny, crack me up, and be blessed beyond compare this year!!” 🙂

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  8. Beautiful Christina, almost as though Duane was talking to you,giving advice, telling you it’s ok….
    Never forget, for he will always be a part of you, but don’t live your life looking back all the time if you can.
    I’ve spent the last 18 months doing that, full of what if;s and if only’s..
    Slowly slowly, the dark hole is opening up and you are emerging back in to the world.
    Life is precious, as you know it can be taken away in a blink, I really hope you can find happiness again, it would be fantastic news!
    ” shine brightly for you are loved ” .. this gets better each time I read it 🙂
    With all my very best wishes for your happiness dear Christina
    love n hugs
    xxx

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    • Thank you so so very very much dear friend!! I believe you’re right…I find myself looking more and more to the future than the past…which I will most definitely always take with me, it is part of me now.

      I have hope for future happiness…and for now, it is enough 🙂 I do hope the very happiest merriest Christmas for you and your family!!!
      Love and Hugs sweet sweet friend xxxx ~

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  9. Truly beautiful, Christina. Just stopped by to thank you for following catnipoflife and let you know I am now following you. Looks like I have been missing some amazing writing. If you are on Twitter, let me know…I am @awakenings2012

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    • Thank you so much! I have been behind…am trying to catch up…hope to stop by your place soon 🙂 I will definitely check you out on Twitter! Hope you had a wonderful holiday season and a very Happy New Year! 🙂

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  10. Hi Christina!

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful poem. I can relate a lot to your message and wish that I always was aware of the confidence available in each Now. I love how you allow reality to be your friend – and the freedom to be who you are!

    I’m also stopping by to let you know that I nominated you for the Blog of the Year 2012 Award. You may find further information about this, here: http://wp.me/p2kIdV-C6.
    Congratulations and much love – I hope you did enjoy a warm and happy Christmas with the ones you love.

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    • Stefanie, thank you so very much for your very kind thoughts and insight on this piece. And thank you so so very much for thinking of me for this award!!! I am honored 😀 Also, am behind so will probably do my post after the new year.

      I did have a wonderful Christmas with my family, thank you. 🙂 I hope you did also! I believe it’s already past for you…but wanted to wish you a very very very Happy New Year!!! Hugs ~

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      • Hej Christina!

        I’m glad to hear that you had a great time with your loved ones for Christmas. So did I with mine, thank you!

        According to the time I see on your reply my New year probably started six hours earlier than yours. Have a good one, too and I hope you had a happy transition between the years, as well.

        Don’t worry about the time when you post about the award, if you choose so. It is the right time when it feels right for you. No sooner and no later. 🙂

        Much love!

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  11. This is a very heart-felt poem, and it rings to the soul of human’s soul. Thank you for sharing this, Christina. Many blessings and much love to you. 🙂

    Subhan Zein

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  12. Christina, this is one of the most beautiful and soothing poems I have ever read! The softness that is within every word is a truth that many do not know, but it came to you in delivery from the one who blessed you to share your gift! It is a timeless poem and it lifted my spirit and heart in a very tranquil way…live, share, care, comfort, for your words have life which dispels loneliness and creates lasting joy! Happy new year and I know and see that you will share some of the greatest blessings that your life has ever seen to come your way….God bless! Thanks always for the blessing of your visits, I am always humbled by them greatly dear sister!

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    • Wendell, I’m so very honored and flattered that this would touch you so much!! I am more than happy that this brought you joy! 🙂 Thank you so much for your New Year’s blessings and amazing praise. It is I who am humbled….I truly appreciate you and all my wonderful friends in this amazing WordPress community that God has blessed me with! You all have enriched my life in so many indescribable ways! Blessings to you sweet brother for an amazing year 🙂

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