February 16, 2014

Free Verse...

Our Destiny

Golden hues cast their
spell over the setting sun.
Another day has passed.
Warmth leaves the soul as the
evening breeze swirls swiftly by.

Longing to dream just a bit longer
taking in the treasures of today
casually drifting into the awaited peace
that is coming, peace that will soothe
the body and soul for another day.

Visions of today clutter the mind
bringing pleasure to the lips.
Memories have developed from
today carefully being filed along
with others of days gone by.

The heart is full with the
life that is taken for granted.
Dare do we question the events
of the daily routine that is before us?
It is said, how dare we...

for our destiny
has already been chosen.

- Rhoda Galgiani
Free Verse Poetry Form has no rhyme, no special line length or no special pattern
It sounds like natural speech - It tells a story or paints a picture - It uses carefully chosen words to describe experiences or feelings - It is written like a poem and not like a paragraph
It must make sense to the reader…rg


Maurice Reynolds said...

Hi Rhoda. "Our Destiny" is a pleasant reminder that no matter what may happen in our life or how we may feel, God already has our destiny mapped out. As you have so elegantly noted in your poem, "visions of today clutter the mind." Our plans and visions don't always go the way we would like them to but even in the midst of changed, shattered or broken destiny, God is still in control. That is comforting. Thanks for sharing this. -MJ

Rhoda Galgiani said...

Thank you Maurice for your wonderful insight to my poetry. Many times 'visions' don't go as planned and yes, God is still in control. That is why with many things I have 'let go and let God' - works for me...rg

Maurice Reynolds said...

You are very welcome, Rhoda. Thank you for being such a bright light in the writing community. -MJ

Karen O'Leary said...

Dear Rhoda,

Another wonderful poem from your gifted pen! I really like the closing line. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.


Rhoda Galgiani said...

Thank you Karen for the visit. Yes, this is a good poem and I like my own thoughts just as much as you...LOL...rg

Charlene McCutcheon said...

Well here us another person who quite likes your thoughts that seemed to just "flow from your pen". Our destiny is sure if we will just listen and obey. Yes God is in control and faith in his way and time is paramount to out having peace. I loved the poem. Thank you for sharing another wonderful poem.
Love, Charlene

Rhoda Galgiani said...

Hi Charlene - so happy you enjoyed reading 'Our Destiny'. Yes, I believe we all have a path to follow, already laid out and ready for us to take our stroll. Some who do not follow His path get off kilter - thus, having a miserable life - just say'in...rg