Upswing : down drag


Upswing : down drag

Two opposing forces

One gives life and urges us to flight or fight

The other steals life from us

Wanting to drown us

In its undertow

To drag us down

Under a dead weight

Or a wall of water

Feelings:  you so often are

The force that makes our soul soar

(Over vast horizons)

Or sore

With wounding of desire

That sheer tide or torrent of love stolen

Threatens to take us under

Riptide of longing pulling us back

To barren places

Rendering us ghostlike


Wandering in dark forests lost

With dread thoughts

Possessing us

Dragging on our souls

At night

Making slumber seductive, waking difficult

And living fully impossible in the day

You bring clouds to steal our sunshine

And dampen our fire

Leaving in your wake

A heavy heart

Up swing : down drag

Two opposing forces

Tearing on us humans

Engaging us in battles

Playing out across decades

And through relationship

As we continue this mixed up crazy journey

Of life

I’ve been reading about fluid dynamics and the mathematical criteria for a wave breaking, when the wave height is more than one seventh of the wave length.  There are different kinds of breaking waves – spilling, plunging, collapsing, surging – but although they collapse in different manners there is only so much height a wave can sustain before it comes crashing down.

Amy Liptrop :  The Outrun

Published by: emergingfromthedarknight

"The religious naturalist is provisioned with tales of natural emergence that are, to my mind, far more magical than traditional miracles. Emergence is inherent in everything that is alive, allowing our yearning for supernatural miracles to be subsumed by our joy in the countless miracles that surround us." Ursula Goodenough How to describe oneself? People are a mystery and there is so much more to us than just our particular experiences or occupations. I could write down a list of attributes and they still might not paint a complete picture pf Deborah Louise and in any case it would not be the full truth of me. I would say that my purpose here on Wordpress is to express some of my random experiences, thoughts and feelings, to share about my particular journey and explore some subjects dear to my heart, such as emotional recovery, healing and astrology while posting up some of the prose/poems which are an outgrowth of my labours with life, love and relationships. If anything I write touches you I would be so pleased to hear for the purpose of reaching out and expressung ourselves is hopefully to connect with each other and find where our souls meet.

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