This post is a part of a series of writings during a time of deep healing and transformation. The following are links to the other writings in the series in chronological order: Introduction & Haiku, The Funny Thing About Truth, The Journey To…, He Said I Have Anger, The Long Sleepless Night, Broken Arrow, Safe, Alone, On The Verge, Shred, The Thread, Vindication, Another Inch…Perhaps a Mile, Emancipation, Forgiveness
*Disclaimer: Some of this subject matter is sensitive in nature. Please read and explore in safety.
Lost my way
Not sure which way I am supposed to go
Once so clear
The arrow pointed
To a life that was full of promise
To a life that honored God
To a life that showcased the best parts of humanity as a whole
Swirling in the dark abyss
This is not the dream
This is not the life I imagined
This is not what I agreed to
My frozen dream
The hands of God rest on my spine
Lift me up to heavenly realms
Angel wings borrowed
Placed just so
I think I can fly
My heart is COLD but BEATING
My soul is LOST but MOVING
My dream is SEEN but FROZEN
My mind is WRONG but CHANGING
Feel the ether from a kiss
That is blown through the universe
It melts the ice
And explodes the myths
It propagates truth
Transcends the lighted brilliance
An arrow to the heart
Walk amongst the flowers
Plays with the senses
Birds sing a song
It’s impossible not to dance to
Light pervades the landscape
And my heart sends out a signal
That connects to the sacred vessel of time
And my arrow is fixed
And my dream is displayed in glory
And my soul rejoices
34 thoughts on “I Remember…An Odyssey ~ Broken Arrow”
An intimate love story shared! A gift to your readers. Peace! ~Dennis
Oh, Dennis…Thank you my friend. You are an amazing source of love and support! <3
Sending a loving embrace to you xo
Thank you my friend…received and so happy!! 😉 If it ever decides to get warm up there I will take a trip!! Hope you are super wonderful <3 <3
Very powerful and healing. <3
I too am sending you many hugs.
Aww! Thank you Louise. Nothing like a giant hug…right back at you!! <3
Wowza Lorrie! Cupid’s arrow to your heart awakening love, presence and clarity. Would you send an arrow my way? XD
Oh…it’s on its way, Brad!! Slicing through the air with brilliant clarity!! 🙂 🙂 <3. Have a beautiful day my friend!!!
Zing!!! I’ve been hit. Code red! XD
Beautiful, caught many a note in harmony on my heart.
Thank you Claire! What beautiful words…you touched mine also 🙂 Have a beautiful weekend my friend! <3
Lorrie the vulnerability and strength shown in these beautiful pieces that you have shared so far inspires me…You are amazing! <3 <3 Much love!
Oh, Neha…Thank you <3. I really appreciate your words and I'm happy you are following the series. It was an amazing time…and you nailed it…I was very vulnerable, but out of that came strength!! I'm really happy my writing reflected what I was going through for you to see 🙂 Have a super Friday! <3
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Such beautiful creative prose is pouring out from your soul Lorrie. Your words just gave me the chills. I love you beautiful lady.
Lisa!! Thank you so much 🙂 I love you too! And you are correct, this is pouring out from my soul. I’m so happy you are taking this ride <3
“My heart is COLD but BEATING
My soul is LOST but MOVING
My dream is SEEN but FROZEN
My mind is WRONG but CHANGING”
–And that’s life, isn’t it Lorrie? We are constantly in our ups and downs. Ups, as mountain top experiences and downs as times of growth. Also times where ‘hope’ is essential.
Oh, Staci..yes! Hope is essential!! I love how you said that the downs are times of growth 😉 And how sweet everything is after one of these incredibly beautiful down times. Look at me…I am grateful for the truth …for learning…even if it was painful it is most rewarding. Thank you dear heart!!
I know from my own personal experience that those down times are times of growth. I have to admit though, I sure do looooovvvvveeee those mountain top experiences.
You’re more than welcome Lorrie.
Oh, yes, Staci!!! The view from up there is so unobstructed…so free!! I love it too 🙂 Thank you my friend! ♡
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I can’t get over how powerful and inspiring this poem is. The descriptions are so perfect. The way you said so much and painted such vivid pictures with so few words. It is not only beautiful to read, but also earnest, hopeful, and true. It comforts and inspires.
Oh, Theresa!! Thank you so much! I am so grateful that words that inspired me when they came to me had such a beautiful effect on you 🙂 Giant smile! You used the word powerful in your response and that is what it felt like when I wrote it, and continues to feel like when I read it. I won’t soon forget this one as it came bellowing out of me…I could hardly write as fast as the words were coming! Many blessings to you my friend. I am grateful for our connection! <3
Me, too. <3
Talk about ‘BANG’ — made my heart dance!! Thank you 💗
I just LOVE when hearts dance 🙂 Heck…I like when ANYTHING dances! I’m happy it spoke to you, and I’m grateful you are following this journey. <3
this was so concrete and vivid to me Lorrie! Thank you!
Thanks Kim…I’m really happy this one spoke to you 😉
The rhythm of this poem is powerful. As I read it, I felt a drum beat, and dancing feet, building in power, especially at this part: My heart is COLD but BEATING………. Your dream is free! And you are free to follow the fixed arrow! YES!
Oh….Thank you JoAnne!! You just never know when you write something, and it sounds a certain way to you, how it will sound to someone else. And I get that it is supposed to be something different for each reader…but it sounded to you exactly the way I wrote it!! I LOVE that!!! Thank you so much <3. Much love!!
I love your words Lorrie <3
Breaking through to the truth and love is a powerful moment of realization and light.
Thank you for sharing your journey here.
Thank you for walking it with me, Val! It has been very powerful and it has helped me “grow up” in the process. Everything happens in the time it Is supposed to. I am certain this understanding will prepare me for all that comes next. Much love my friend, and many thanks for your beautiful support!! <3
Thank you Lorrie. I’m glad I’m here with you. You are beautiful inside and out 🙂
This is me being a little embarrassed…a little shy! Thank YOU…my beautiful friend!! <3