Rise

There is an original song that I always loved by Bob Dylan called ‘Knocking on Heavens Door’ (Beautiful song )  and then an artist called Gabrielle did a new song in 2000 but with part of Bob Dylan’s music included in it. It’s this one in the video.
I’ve always loved the line:
‘Look at my hopes, look at my dreams, I’m building bridges from these scenes now, I’m ready to rise again.’

Too lost in you
wanting to believe
now, free from always wondering

reflection shows a wiser face
experience written in each
new line
and, a smile hides the sadness.

Forgiveness is paramount
to moving forward
and time turns lies to
specks of dust wiped away
with slips of ragged cloth
from those pieces of my heart.

How fragile we are.

But,
we weave that fabric back together
sewing hope within its folds.

Each heartache and pain
teaches
if not about others
then, something we didn’t
know about ourselves
and, when we have learned

Yes

we are ready to rise again.

~*~

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I live on a beautiful island in Atlantic Canada and design custom made candles

20 thoughts on “Rise”

  1. Trying to catch up on all of your marvelous posts. Had a cold and with work being busy I think I got waylayed. I especially like “we weave that fabric back together sewing hope within its folds.”

  2. This is wonderful. I love these lines:

    “How fragile we are.
    But,
    we weave that fabric back together
    sewing hope within its folds.”

    K

  3. love the hope in this…ready to rise again…
    …we weave that fabric back together
    sewing hope within its folds…
    yes….

  4. some serious profundity right here:

    time turns lies to
    specks of dust wiped away
    with slips of ragged cloth
    from those pieces of my heart.

    excellent truth.

  5. “now, free from always wondering

    reflection shows a wiser face
    experience written in each
    new line
    and, a smile hides the sadness.”

    Something is sad about wisdom–and even forgiveness. I’ve been told that I enjoy the sharper passions, but inside, this is the peace I crave and sometimes pretend I have and sometimes achieve.

  6. Each heartache and pain
    teaches
    if not about others
    then, something we didn’t
    know about ourselves

    This is so true! And every experience is worthwhile if the lesson remains after the pain has gone. You look much from the quoted words but certainly made the theme your own.

  7. time turns lies to
    specks of dust wiped away
    with slips of ragged cloth
    from those pieces of my heart

    really nice line…among several really nice lines…we are fragile…i agree with mary that to see someone rise above is such a beautiful sight….good stuff bren

  8. Thank you for sharing. I like the positive last two lines. We are indeed
    strong and resilient people ready to rise again.
    Peace.
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

  9. What a fantastic choice of song and of lyric. I had never heard this song and was quite happy to be properly introduced! Your poem did a great justice to the song in capturing a robust sentiment. The best part of getting over something gone wrong is that clearing space, the cleansing breaths, the rising motion. Onward and viva la

  10. wonderful, a tribute to the human spirt, written with a delicate understanding hand.
    i heard knocking on heaven’s door almost ten years ago at a jazz club the singer
    was a woman with an incredible alto voice – i will never forget the impact of the
    words or the sound of her voice. thanks for the reminder, dreamer.

  11. I LOVE this. I think the thing I most love about humans is that spirit of rising again after pain or heartache or trauma…….the spirit was born to rise. I especially love “we weave that fabric back together sewing hope within its folds”. Sigh. Beautiful beautiful writing, my friend.

  12. Yeah lots we learn along the way and each one gives us resolve and ache as well, like a stinkin back ache too..lol…the cat won’t whine though, did you see the nasty person at the cats shore, he surely has channeled some things I’d think you’d know..haha

    1. Yes, it is amazing to me sometime how much the human spirit can endure and then rise again. We do learn from those down times, and somehow most of the time we do eventually find a way to get up. Your words impart wisdom.

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