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Sunday morning ramblings

By Cathy holmesPublished 3 months ago β€’ 1 min read
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Fragments of the heart

left at the doorstep of an unfulfilled soul.

Unable to breach the padlock

unwittingly bolted to the mind.

Disjointed moments of hope

stymied by incoherent ramblings of despair.

Scratching at the entry

but unable to soothe the incessant itch

of confidence denied,

or fear unabated.




You have the key.

You have the balm.

You are all you need.

Soothe the itch with every step you take.

Turn the key with every word you write.

Welcome to completeness.

If only for a moment

Now take another breath, collect the fragments,

and make another moment.

All you need is one at a time.

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Cathy holmes

Canadian family girl with a recently discovered love for writing. Other loves include animals and sports.

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  • Heather Hubler3 months ago

    "All you need is one at a time" so very true. Beautiful my friend. Your words hit home.

  • Tiffany Gordon 3 months ago

    Fabulous job! Very inspiring piece Cathy! Awesome work!

  • "Consider the lilies of the field...." One day, one moment at a time, living in the now & allowing the next moment to work itself out when the time comes for it.

  • Kristen Balyeat3 months ago

    Ahhh, I LOVE this piece so much, my friend! Such a journey from the start, and then the middle has such a powerful shift leading to a beautiful realization. We have "the key, the balm". All we have is this moment, and this one, and this one, so just keep putting one foot in front of the other. I took a lot from this piece!

  • Sometimes it just gets to overwhelming, y'know. So yea, I get what you mean. Step back and breath. Then collect the fragments. That's excellent advise!

  • Phil Flannery3 months ago

    Thanks for the inspirational words. I find myself juggling many things at once and mostly I do it deliberately, to keep the voices confused, but every now and then It's good to stop and look around and breathe. I think the madness of Christmas time is when we feel the need to slow the wheels.

  • Hannah Moore3 months ago

    One at a time. I'm suffering from all at once chaos here, so thank you.

  • Denise E Lindquist3 months ago

    Ramblings? Nice! Stop! Breathe! Look! Some of my favorite words for myself!πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

  • Joe Patterson3 months ago

    Good poem, Cathy.

  • Caroline Jane3 months ago

    I love how this withers away and then "look" and a phoenix surges! Boom. ❀️

  • Real Poetic3 months ago

    Love this!!! Fragments can piece together beautiful moments!

  • Babs Iverson3 months ago

    Inspirational & motivational!!! Superbly written!!! Loved it!!!πŸ’•β€οΈβ€οΈ

  • Shirley Belk3 months ago

    Very nice! Important to know we have self-control.

  • Mother Combs3 months ago

    beautiful flow, love this inspirational piece

  • Daphsam3 months ago

    What a beautiful message. "All you need is one at a time."- love that line.

  • Celia in Underland3 months ago

    Such a lovely message x Perfectly written -we definitely all need to take the breath sometimes! 🀍

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