Wednesday, December 10, 2008

You Know...I wonder

Photo by: John P. Ford

Looking for love....sometimes in all the wrong places and life spaces.. can lead to a level of disappointment that is a sad commentary on the hopeful dreams held close by the seeker in the beginning of the quest..the traveler may think they are at the point of...being there.........only to realize the other occupant was not at home for them.

This is disappointment and it can be a blue period...sometimes with need for regrouping and recovery and it is enough. Two souls in transit who miss the connection they wanted. Why games beyond that? I wonder. This is a poem written about these reflections.

You know.....I wonder

Watching you ignore me
I wonder what you are gaining
I wonder what it is that you really
feel I have done

To make you think that
this is the way
it should go for mutual greeting
of two souls in transit

When to me it seems
a smile, a hello or
even a glance or perhaps
an inclination of a nod
to each other

Would seem the
kinder thing and easier
for us both
who after all have done
no evil or real directed
unkindness to each other

We have, I believe
only led our lives
walked out paths and
while in the doing of it
briefly touched and

connected and attempted
friendship and deeper caring
one human in life
to another and often
with astute observations
on both sides

It is new to me this
Non-Approach of yours for
what seems to be of
no kind purpose and
I wonder why non-kindness

When to my way of feeling
life offers unkindness enough
without working to create it
with fellow travelers all
of us in need of a lighter touch

You know...I wonder
What is this all about
Are star crossed
travelers such as we
in need of all of this...Really?

For whatever the reason
or urge for the rally
I defer to one much better at
advent and execution of
this non-directed pain than am I

Therefore, I send you a
Salute, traveler
for your consistent effort
toward whatever it is
that you feel you accomplish

The game you play seems to
be one you value so
since I value you
As I thought/think you to be

I watch you and
learn even when you
think I am not looking
even when I am wondering


Ezekiel Barzillai Smythe said...

This is a very interesting poem, Linda. It really reminds me of a relationship I was in once. There was so much apathy I couldn't understand it, but later on it all made sense that we had never connected to begin with and we were forcing a fit, I think.

Linda S. Socha said...


Much thanks for the insight....I appreciate your support of my blog and my inconsistent efforts toward maintaining it! Are you home yet? I hope the trip was just what was needed

Christina said...

This one really hit home.

Ezekiel Barzillai Smythe said...

Linda -- yes, I am back from my trip. And what a trip it was! Such a desolate place, full of the most fiercely independent people I ever met. Wyoming is the LEAST populated state in the U.S. at less than 500k people, but there is a spirit there that I have yet to articulate. Keep up the evocative writing... I like it!


thank you for stopping by. i need to get out more often. i have visited some of these other places, Branwen, Continuum. I will read more.

Charli said...

Hey girl!! I have so much reading and writing to catch up on in this strange blogging work (hopefully tomorrow) I'll be back soon to read more(that poem looks good!) But I wanted you to know that I left an award for you on my blog!!


steveroni said...

Maybe I've been here before this moment, but there are SO many 'logs, I just do not remember.

HOWEVER, your address must be placed somewhere so I can click frequently, read you, and thereby refresh my (Ha!) brain. Then I'll kneel and thank God for directing me here.

Today's post by you is so significant in my life at this moment, you could ever, never know

So thank YOU, too, Linda!

Linda S. Socha said...
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Linda S. Socha said...

What a very lovely touching comment. I appreciate it very much. Please connect join as a blog follower here? I would love to
read your space more also

December 12, 2008

Charli said...

Hi Linda! This is a great poem. A lot going on here and I need to read it a few more times to really get it.

As always, you are insightful and (dare I be so cliche?) deep.


Linda S. Socha said...

As always you are astute and able to see the heart of the matter. Glad you are about to have more time. I DDEPLY APPRECIATE your take and your comments. THANK You for being who you are!!

lili11 said...

You write good poem. I like it and wish someday I'll b able to post a poem at least as good in my own blog.

Leon Basin said...

Good post...

jiggins said...

Blog Award from Jiggins! Check @ con·tin·u·um for the details :) See you there soon!

Robot Nine said...

HI, very attractive wnd well designed blog here, good image choices. Of course it would be great if you linked to Laid Back Think Tank on your blog roll, and you might enjoy Robot Nine and the daily image collection also. Thanks for the visit and comments. Alan

Linda S. Socha said...

Thank you so much for the award! I love it!
I look forward to hearing your take on the new poem. Love the positive strokes of awards!

As you can see I am temporarily in slow motion response time....I am sending you an email about Encore-Play it again Sam...finally..

I love hearing from you. You are breath of fresh air. Thanks for following my blog and connecting and commenting! You are appreciated

Small world. Welcome.I love new readers and I think I have points of view to learn from you. Love having you connect.

Wonderful to see you here today! I appreciate you thinking of me and giving me the great award. I love it! Validation is so good feeling!
See you at the next post.! I am doing a vacation with family in Houston today and will be back in the grove soon


Thank you for your visit. You are most welcome here and I look forward o stopping by your blogs

Anonymous said...

Wow. I can totally relate to this.

I probably say this every time I comment on your posts, but I really love your writing. This has been my favourite poem so far.

Linda S. Socha said...

Jacqueline Michelle
I love what you have to say.....
Thank you very much. I look forward to reading your comments! It is having a special friend come to visit...

Robert Lau said...

..reflective...true to the heart without having to please the soul of thoughts...."You know...I wonder"
is an honest piece of work...unpretentiously outspoken with no attempts to dwell deeper to explain its existence...Good JOB!..Linda

Best Regards,

Robert Lau

Errant said...

nice poem .. pours directly into the heart :) and thank you very mush for your complement on my blog :)

Merle said...

Dear Linda ~~ It is nice to meet you and I am so glad you enjoyed my blog.
I liked your poem too - you are very talented. Surely your granddaughter doesn't read my blog? I am an old lady of 74, but the jokes are popular. Yake care and maybe I will see you again Linda. Cheers, Merle.

Niki said...

Thank you for dropping by my blog, I look forward to seeing more of you and reading more of your beautiful blog.

matthew said...

A powerful poem that articulates a sense of disconnect insightfully. Thank you for another great read, Linda.

FlyingRabbit said...

I feel so good reading your post again after a long time diasppearance from the blogger.
'When to me it seems
a smile, a hello or
even a glance or perhaps
an inclination of a nod
to each other' I appreciate this sentence very much! Today, I came across my foreign English teacher. Before we say hello to each other we just look at each others' eyes for several seconds. His eyes are deep green. I have never see that kind of eyes. Beautiful.
What's the color of your eyes, Linda?
I wonder~~

Rhi said...

Love this poem and thanks for sharing. =)

Ezekiel Barzillai Smythe said...

Hi Linda... I have nominated you in Victorian style. Hope you're well! And thanks for your ongoing appreciation of my blog.

Anonymous said...

you write such beautiful poetry. i absolutely love it. and i can relate to it, all too well.

Linda S. Socha said...

Ezekiel...I may show my ignorance..For what am I nominated in Victorian Style! I am in a mad dash work mode so I may have missed something important here. I love nominations!

Priya said...

Love is a silent game until you reach for it and later it floats and submerges once again in search of another soul. Thaz why it makes a human to think long in relationship and commitment.

I know how it feels when someone very close ignores you. Sometimes you take the best and move on coz on the positive side, they are not lucky to have someone who loves them more than anything.

Thank you for visitng my blog.

George said...
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George said...

Hi Linda, I made it here. I’m glad I did, I read a couple of yours. It looks like I’ll be visiting often to get the feel of the place and read more. I appreciate the invite.

I hope the one you wrote this for got the chance to read your poetic feelings…

Merry Christmas
To your family
And friends

Cynthia said...

Yes, often I wonder what is going on in someone's head. Especially when they seem so angry about,
well about what I don't know and
they won't tell. Good thoughtful
poem Linda. I just had this experience recently and it seems
to me that the outburst was not
warranted. Thank for this poem.

marc said...

Beautifully expressed1 Sad though, how it illustrates that our level of gratitude and appreciation is like a tank of gas...that is, once the energy is spent in getting to a the place you want to be, the motion of the vehicle stops.

First time here...very interesting blog!
Marc :)

Linda S. Socha said...

Much thanks Marc
Glad you visited . I enjoy your blog also and will be back to visit

Dymphna (4HisChurch) said...

You write very beautifully.

Anonymous said...

If only more people new it was a game they were playing, a role they cast them selves in, a character they found intriguing. Then they would be able to easily slip out from this stage act and the masks they think they embody, and empty themselves into the ease of the moment.

RachelW said...

Oh, I can totally relate to this one, Linda! Thanks for stopping by my blog; I'm delighted to have met you.