Keeping Soul

by willowmarie


A young girl says,

“Yes…I can live with this, I will.”

A wise woman says,

“No…I can’t live without this, I won’t.”

It’s a turning point-

Sharpened by experience &

Warmed by a longing

She knows as instinct.

There was a time for compromise-

But there is no time left for that.

And if you asked her,

She wouldn’t know

If she found her soul

Or it found her.

What she does know is-

She’s lived it into being hers-

By choice & by voice for keeping.

(image: Veda Hallowes-


6 Comments to “Keeping Soul”

  1. “Lived it into being hers”
    a beautifully though tout phrase.
    Great piece, thank you.

  2. Denise ~ acceptance serves us always to make better decisions in life … your writing is all-encompassing! You’re a choice soul, writer !

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