All that I Am!

An expression in poetry regarding the Human Spirit in ALL of us!

The human spirit

All that I Am

I am as constant as clouds floating high overhead.

My concerns as deep as the oceans that ebb and flow upon our shores.

I am strong and durable, as constant as mother Earth whom I dwell upon … drawing strength from her very being which is a part of me.

I will not fail you,

But I will make mistakes,

… go a wrong direction

… go too many directions

… Be inappropriate in my actions.

And for all these I promise to rectify the wrong when possible, face my mistakes and learn so perhaps in the future these mistakes won’t reoccur.

So I ask for your understanding for all that I am not. And I ask for your blessings for all that I am – both the good and the bad.

… for I am as constant as the clouds floating high overhead. As strong and durable, constant and caring as the Mother Earth I dwell upon,

And my love for you is encompassed within

… All that I am!

human spirit II

~ * ~

~ Penny L Howe, 2013

plh

26 thoughts on “All that I Am!

  1. This was very beautiful Penny thank you and thank you to Liz for posting it which is how I came across it. It is extremely powerful and evocative. And the pictures are lovely!

  2. I think this is one of my favorite posts Penny. It really speaks to the humanness of us all, all our failings, all our triumphs, and most important, understanding and acceptance.

    • Thank you so much Susan. I wrote this some years ago and am pleased to share it with others now. It was on the day I decided to stop taking myself quite so seriously and instead focus more on my what I was doing right than on what I might be doing wrong. So far so good! 🙂

  3. this one was sweet and meaningful, Penny. The wonderful thing is learning from mistakes. We’ve to first understand where we have gone wrong.. and is it even possible to rectify and not repeat the mistake? a lovely post

    • Thank you dear friend. Several parts to the whole – knowing you’ll make mistakes, understanding it’s a part of life, accepting and being ok with the mistakes and then of course learning from them! Thanks again Padmini!

  4. Despite the human imperfection that we all carry with us – it is visible to me that your spirit is full of good & lots of love to share.
    xx 🙂 🙂 xx

    • Thank you Bulldog. Between you and me I wrote that piece years ago and just filed it away in a folder – until yesterday. So many years of making a living, raising a family that when I’d be creative, I’d write something and then file it away. I am so glad you enjoyed it, my very best to you to today and the coming week my friend!

  5. Breathtaking Penny. It speaks to the frailty of what it means to be human, and then calls for acceptance and love – the unconditional sort — and the only true love (in my opinion)… say yes to it all – my friend you outdid yourself – and you are loved – no matter …
    A fabulous image too sweet friend ~ Much Love today and always, Robyn

    • Much much love to you Robyn, hoping the start of your week is going well for you. Any positive inroads in your daily routine as the result of your learning curve recently (re: pain management)? I do hope so, sending lots of positive relaxing (and creative) energy dearest friend ~ Penny xo

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