My Poetic Path

My journey…shared in poems, prose and photos.

Be Still…


when life is overwhelming
waves of heartaches and obstacles
litter the long path ahead
just, be still
hold on
listen to the  small but resonant voice
the way to inner calm
and clarity regained
take the time
close the door
the noise and
muddled voices
will still be there
upon your return
it is never the wrong time
to heed this unfailing truth
nurtured and safely stowed 
unscathed by wayward directions
 our  soul  reclaimed
  free and fearless spirit
on the darkest of days
it waits patiently
always and faithfully, there
perhaps hard to find
when life’s interventions
tempt us to ignore at our peril
the answer, waiting
but without a doubt
always there
be still
Written for the SES prompt: Be Still

Author: Geraldine

I am a freelance writer, poet, artisan, avid book/product reviewer and award-winning cookbook author. I recently published the second volume of my new vegetarian cookbook series: -The Groovy Green Kitchen II: Simply, Super, Supper Soups and my fun and inspirational book, all about aging well: -Laughing AT the Grim Reaper! Gems of Wisdom for Aging Well I am also the author of: -The Groovy Green Kitchen: Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker -Third Chapter, Second Chance (a mid-life romance) -Not Just for Vegetarians: Delicious Homestyle Cooking, the Meatless Way and the poetry collections: -Haiku Reflections:The Four Seasons (Volume i and II) and -My Poetic Path All titles available at, .ca, UK.... When I'm not writing or creating new recipes, I love to knit and crochet; usually with some "help" from feline friend, yarn-loving Mr. Cheddar! I hope you will visit and enjoy all of my blogs.Thanks for stopping by. Wishing You a Happy Week and Namaste! :-) You can also visit me at my new author's site:

18 thoughts on “Be Still…

  1. excellent admonition,, expertly told….

  2. Most excellent and just what I needed. Thanks, my friend!

  3. great advice and I like you put it in such a soothing way

  4. The other day I was in a book store in the city and I had a look in the poetry section. There was one called ‘Inspirational Poems For Modern Living’ by a selection of poets I hadn’t heard of. I have to say that not one of them came close to capturing the feeling and tone that you do in your work. We’ve got to get you published, G. The world needs you in these gloomy times!!!

  5. When one is still, you begin to notice all that is around you. The simple beauty in simple things.

  6. Beautifully said, Geraldine… and so much needed in today’s world… I’ll have to save your poem so that I can reread it anytime I need it…

    There’s something waiting for you at my site… 🙂

  7. When all else fails, come to this page and fuel up.

  8. Great advice, and put so beautifully.

  9. Beautifully written. I need to heed your advice.

  10. I do feel soothed, indeed.

  11. Your poem creates serenity in my soul. 🙂

  12. This is gorgeous Geraldine, and so true. I also love the way the poem looks, the shape of it on the page. It looks like a stone going into a pond, and finding stillness at the bottom.

  13. Hi Paisley, Glad it struck a chord!

    Hi SandyC, That is so often what happens to me too. I read just what I need to read, at one of my fav. blogs (many times that’s yours) thanks dear S.

    Hi Lissa, I am so glad you enjoyed this work Lissa.

    Hi Selma, You are too kind dear S! I would LOVE to have a book of my poetry published. Maybe, just maybe eh? 😉

    Hi Brenda, So very true Brenda, great observation.

    Hi Vesper, Thank you for the award V, I so appreciated the recognition from you.

    Hi Chris, Ah Chris, you are such a sweetie. 😉 Do stop by Chris’ blog for a wonderful childhood photo (note my comment too).

    Hi Tony, Thanks dear Tony!

    Hi Cricket, I need to heed it too. Easier said than done some days. 😦 Today, was a case in point.

    Hi Patois, Wonderful to read!

    Hi Ruinwen, I am so glad dear friend. I hope it helped a bit. I know you face so much right now and how hard things have been.

    Hi Cat, I LOVED your observation re: the shape of this poem. I kinda see what you mean. Thanks C.

    Hugs and wishing you all much serenity and time well spent for this coming week, G


  14. What a wonderful poem.

  15. A great wisdom written here G. BIG HUG

  16. lovely & calming – draws a picture of serenity and caring. thank you !
    candles lit, ommmm, ommmm, ommmmmmmmmmm

  17. Powerful truth for me. I just recently blogged about how sometimes I need the WORLD to go still for me so I can get clarity and then act. I call it getting out of the game so I can get back in it. 😉

    You know, you do your own lulling with those words there… 😀

  18. Hi Joe, Thanks dear!

    Hi Tammy, There are some truths to ponder, I do agree. Thanks T!

    Hi Kayt, I am so glad the serenity came through. Thanks K.

    Hi Texas, If I could only always follow my own GOOD advice T. Can you relate?

    Thanks for stopping by, G

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