Life ripples

Water view at one of Grand Teton’s glacier lakes – Jenny Lake

Who can see real beauty beneath?

We behold clear view obscured by uneven ripples.

How can we see beneath the surface,

Not knowing what lies underneath?

Yet we see beauty while trying to understand,

Not knowing full the image – is it danger or is it safe?

Only when we wait for calm to form

Will we know true intent of what’s inside.

Then we focus on what is there that we did not know;

There is calm, some rocks, but still there is growth

We look up to the splendor that wasn’t there,

When we saw what was below.

We couldn’t see while looking below,

Even the ripples made us sad.

But when we lift our eyes above,

Leaving behind that we could not see

To embrace the beauty, that was there all along.

But we chose to look below, blurs made us sigh

Til we choose – looking above,

Seeing heights and grandeur unfold. 

More than meets the eye,

When we work to understand, even though we were told.

Grand Teton National Park mountains and glacier lake

Don’t be distracted by the surface with stress and ripples,

Choose beauty and joy beyond where we are, and what will be.

Blessings along the Way!


27 thoughts on “Life ripples

    1. Thank you. I appreciate the kind words from Amy too. Sorry it took so long for the reply. I needed to regroup after realizing how much time I was spending on the blog. It’s always good to have a healthy balance. 🙂

  1. Delightful poetry with the backdrop of the beauty of the Grand Teton National Park. I have yet to see the Grand Tetons so I need to add it to my bucket list.

    1. Thanks so much. I really appreciate it. Life is too short to let sadness reign. We need to pursue areas that bring out the joy, happiness and peace to endure and enjoy each moment of each day. 🙂

      1. sometimes grief and loss make “sadness reign.” maybe we should just accept all of our different feelings instead of resisting pain. pain informs, as well. and it is a valid response to loss and even betrayal. just a thought.

      2. Very true Kara. Pain and sadness do bring about growth, hopefully. I think that’s a part of life that we all try to deal with. It’s real and it hurts. The challenge is to not let it keep us down but remember the joy and happiness of before, today and that we will have joy in the morning. Thank you so much. 💖

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