In the Seam

We are constantly walking between halls,
of rooms, we can no longer enter
– or cannot yet see –

On a thin thread that ceases to exist,
as soon as we land the next step.

There is no walking back.

No speeding up.

We can use
our experiences,
to tread on more carefully.

We can use our minds to project,
prepare, and better place
our present step.


In the end though, the only reality,
is this shimmering moment
of existence,

we keep blooming in.

In this ever moving bubble
of ticking time, we click

intangible stills,
pearls of cloudy memory
that will fill the closets of our past.


Our present is a stepping stone
to a future we can project,
but never foresee,

as it is not only us,

but a whole world
of present variables
that will come to shape it,



We love.

We dream,




We act,

We move on now.

We pursue, we craft, we build.

We live through ever brighter days.

This poem was inspired by the question raised by a dear friend of mine.

“Are you in between
Halls right now? Share with me your
Perspective on life.”

― Manuel Osornio.

Thanks M. for providing an instantaneous dose of inspiration with your post.

Here is a link to said post. You can see the genesis of this poem in the comment section under his post. From there to here.

Further Food for Thought

More on life, past, present and future, with the fitting words of the brilliant singer of Walk The Line.

“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.”

― Johnny Cash

“Beneath the stains of time the feeling disappears, you are someone else I am still right here.”

― Johnny Cash,

We all move at different speeds. Time shifts still. That may be why some connections just can’t stand its stream.

Featured image: Girl Walking Under a Bridge, Little Venice, London, U.K, captured on the 3rd of June, 2016, by an iPhone 5C, HDR Settings, black and white filter.



17 Comments Add yours

  1. This piece is just wow. One of my favorites at the moment. You are absolutely right, we only have the now. When I read who inspired you to write this masterpiece, I smiled so much. You honor me and I feel so humble. You are amazing. Hope your day is going great and don’t forget to smile 😃 big. Many hugs

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    1. Thank you, M. reading through your posts inspired me and triggered this. That makes me very happy 🙂 So yeah! I am all smiles too 🙂 Hugs back!


      1. 😊❤❤❤❤❤❤❤😊🙌

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  2. Wonderful. Just wonderful.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you kindly Cristian 🙂 I am glad you enjoyed it!


  3. ivors20 says:

    There were two lines that I savoured, “In the end though, the only reality, is this shimmering moment of existence” and the poignant line, “Our present is a stepping stone to a future we can project, but never foresee”, beautiful words.

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    1. Thank you so much for reading me ❤ It means the world, Ivor. I am happy to hear you liked it. This poem was incredible to create. It came so naturally and spontaneously in a flow. I just had to rearrange around a bit to create this.


      1. ivors20 says:

        Yes, the spontaneous ones are always the best, ♡

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        1. They feel so 🙂 They surprise even the writer.


          1. ivors20 says:

            It’s that lovely thrill of seeing words appear on my note pad, without seemingly writing, like the subconscious thoughts are driving the pencil along the lines on the paper……..

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          2. Exactly that 🙂 Such a thrill!

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          3. ivors20 says:

            Hi Again Soulful one, another poetry writer I adore is Ryan Stone, he’s posted a sensational poem today, “Falling”, search …daysofstone…. he’s a young Melbourne writer, visit back to a few of his poems, you’ll love him …….

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          4. I am familiar with his work. Indeed I love what he does. I haven’t read today’s post though. I will 🙂


  4. Diana says:

    I love the way the words are staggered across the screen. You gave them movement, and the reader has no choice but to be carried along with the exquisite flow….surrendering his/her “shimmering moment” to you, and you alone. Bravo!

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    1. Merci ❤ I am glad you enjoy the staging of the words on the page. I spent quite a lot of time moving them around and experiencing with them before I settled on this composition.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Ninefifteen says:

    Another powerful one. So true and so accurately expressed…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you! I am glad you approve. That is how time feels to me.

      Liked by 1 person

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