Filtered

There is a collage to life
overlaying success with strife
combining courage with fear
keeping regrets of past
and unknown futures near

There is a montage we play
of all the scenes the mind relays
visions of the construction
leading our journey’s tracks
systematically fusing our destruction

There is a filter through the overlap
be witness to the moment’s unwrap
allowing each to remain where they lie
step by step into center
as if each one is the day we die

Contributed to Poetics with dVerse Poets Poets Pub
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Image credits and inspiration given to the wonderful artist Walter W. Smith contact, view or read more about Walter at any of these links

Walter W Smith
Phone: 864 – 569 – 6533
Email address: seeartrun@yahoo.com
Artist website: www.newdigitalscapes.com
Art blog: www.walterwsmith.wordpress.com
Online store: www.newdigitalscapes.imagekind.com

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16 thoughts on “Filtered”

  1. excellent piece…love the contrasts through that opening part…and a collage of life…like that as well….but this really takes off for me with..

    There is a filter through the overlap
    be witness to the moment’s unwrap

    great last stanza!

  2. really like the rhyming, lyrical nature of this piece. Also- really positive (what is WITH the dversepoets today!)- got a real sense of your interpretation of the picture as a collage, and therefore a metaphor for life.

    here is a filter through the overlap
    be witness to the moment’s unwrap
    allowing each to remain where they lie
    step by step into center
    as if each one is the day we die

    unwrap each moment as if its the last one you’ll ever get- a message I need to tell myself daily. thanks for reminding me!

    really nice take on the prompt

  3. ‘There is a montage we play of all the scenes the mind relays’ Very true Rose! We get playbacks as and when to keep us on track. But I like the rhymes and more so the contrasts ‘overlaying success with strife combining courage with fear’ It’s perfect!

    Hank

  4. oh, I love this. the collage and layer effect, its metaphor for life’s events and the lines “step by step into center
    as if each one is the day we die” are one powerful punch to end on. Way to bring it home, Rose. This is really, really great!

  5. the collage of life with all its different layers…
    overlaying success with strife
    combining courage with fear…i like this a lot cause that’s exactly how it is and what makes each life so individual in its appearance and artistic look..

  6. “There is a filter through the overlap
    be witness to the moment’s unwrap
    allowing each to remain where they lie
    step by step into center
    as if each one is the day we die”

    I love this so much. It just speaks to me Rose. Good job, like the way you explored the pic.

  7. Hi Rose, thanks for coming to terms in such a poetic way with my piece. All of the comments here are expressing how I felt when creating this piece; struggling with the ambiguity of life; feeling the weight of layers of choices, and believing in a more sustaining future.

    You did an excellent job Rose, and I am looking forward to reading your poems in the future.

    1. Thank you Walter for taking time to view my words. I greatly enjoyed this weeks interview and images you provided our poetic community, I am glad to know I represented your vision well in words. Send you well! ~ Rose

  8. Thank you to all for the time you took to share these words. I truly enjoyed the prompt and the opportunity to share how it inspired a way to express my point of view. All my gratitude ~ Rose

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