Barnacle, Oh Barnacle

Natural Protection?
Natural Protection?

Barnacle, oh Barnacle

Clinging to life

you grasp as hard as you can

leave sharp edges to fend for the truth that lies inside

does it help you to feel so protected

are your secrets safe

left unexposed

 

Barnacle, oh Barnacle

I see truth inside you

I see your truth inside me

I see the pain that has burrowed a hole in your body

cemented a wall around your heart

suffocated the secrets from being exposed

sharp edges prevent you from touching me

me from touching you

 

Barnacle, oh Barnacle

you are stranded on a beach

dried by the sun and lack of understanding

open your arms

let out your truth

feel from your soul

tear down your walls

drink from the wells of the earth

smile from the gates of Heaven

 

Barnacle, oh Barnacle

hurry

wet your lips with the words from your soul

live with honest truth and understanding

come from your center

and soften your edges

melt into eternity

Barnacle Oh!

 

Blessitude

Lorrie

Written 5/12/14

 

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My healing journey on the continuum of "It's all wrong" to "It's all right!" I love art and the creative process, reading, writing, and playing tennis.

15 thoughts on “Barnacle, Oh Barnacle

    1. Thanks Line! I was on the beach and there was a piece of driftwood full of barnacles…The poem came from that. I didn’t bring my phone with me (for solitude) and I was going to go back to get a photo. But that is the day I got the message my Mom was in the hospital (probably the only time in the last few years I didn’t have the phone with me!!) I went back to the beach this week to see if by some miracle the barnacles were still there…they were not. So I found some “substitute” barnacle sculpture in an antique store yesterday. πŸ™‚
      Much love to you!

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      1. I did not know the word barnacle, but from your describtion I knew what it was, so I could see them in my mind πŸ™‚ Lots and lots of Love to you too Lorrie! πŸ™‚

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    1. Hi Julie…Thank you!!! I just get inspired by the beauty and the mysterious wonders of this incredible life we have been given πŸ™‚ I’m so grateful for all that God put here for us to experience!

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