A Longer Moment

a moment

a moment
when a thing was said

when a thing was said
and another was felt

when a thing was said
and another was felt
time stopped

time stopped
so an ear could hear

time stopped
and an eye could see

time stopped
so a heart could open

time stopped
firmly and fully
so a heart could open
and let what is true

let what is true
in that moment

what is true
and perhaps always was

let what is true
soak in all the way

soak all the way
into the middle

let everything then
soak into the middle

and everything now
soak in

all that could never
and all that would never
and all that wasn’t waiting to
be

soak deeply
into the middle
where it was
no longer time

into the middle
where there was
no time left

to ignore
the moment had come.

it was a painful moment
it was a perfect moment
for a door to close
finally and firmly

finally and firmly
salty and flooded

salty and flooded
lost in a moment

lost in a moment
but not for long

not for long because
a moment later

a moment later
when eyes adjusted
it was clear

a moment later
it was clear
the door closed
finally and firmly

the door closed
wasn’t trapping a heart

it wasn’t trapping a heart
inside walls

it was clear
that closed door
had finally and firmly
left behind
a dark world of waiting.

and now in a moment
new ears could hear

in a moment
new eyes could see
a new path
flooded with light

a new path flooded
with all that was perfect
in that moment

in that moment
a heart opened up

opened up
to all it could feel

to all it could feel
was waiting to be

and it was in that moment
as a heart opened up
finally and fully
ready for all
that was waiting to be

it was in that moment
time started again.

~ cj 2014.07.23

I wrote a shorter version of this piece. Here it is: A Moment

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4 Responses to A Longer Moment

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  2. Morine says:

    Not sure which I prefer. Both are so heartfelt and I can see, hear and feel the optimism. It does appear that you’re on a healing path. That’s good. Me likey. <3

    • cjromb says:

      I’m glad you liked them! 🙂 I wrote most of the longer version first, then yanked all the repeat stuff out, and ended up liking that version, too. The longer one sounds way better read out loud than it does read, but figured I’d post them both.

      Thx for always reading, commenting and supporting my creativity. Mwah X 100!

  3. Steven says:

    Thanks for sharing your poems CJ.

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