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The Stars of Ambiguity

The Stars of Ambiguity

I listen intently to the night’s erratic heartbeat 
As if its mysterious uncertainty can help me
There is no hidden wishing well in the whispering woods
Nor a divining rod where healing waters flow understood  
Only my intuition stirs under the stars of ambiguity 
The subtle power of love in spiritual acuity 
And I reach up to the sparkling sky as if to prescribe
To the notion that God is the loving force to ascribe
Perhaps, He feels compassion for disconcerting confusion
He could rearrange the constellations, diffuse delusion
So that I am left standing with a clear picture of the stars
And my distance to enlightenment may not seem so far
For in my flesh, I repeatedly bleed, and need attention
The truth of my pursuits heed galactic intervention
I am an alien amidst my love’s destination
May the stars of ambiguity offer explanation
 

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A Lonely Journey

Wow, Cheerie! 
That's a fantastically written piece of poetry! I feel like I could have written that...wait, did I? Did you Vulcan mind meld me, and steal that??!!(kidding, I could never write that well)). 
Honestly, though, the emotion, and longing just bleeds through that beautifully! When you make others feel exactly what you're feeling, and hit chords with them, you know you've written something special, and you have. 
I always enjoy your gorgeous writing so much. I often say I don't at all understand this world, and I relate to this so much. Love is something that is shown to us so clearly, and looms soooooo beautifully, but comes we either don't recognize it, don't believe we can achieve it, understand it at the wrong time, or get trapped in some other type of anomaly, and it stays just outside our reach. It's a tough thing to be a romantic in this world, and I think you're right, you must have faith in God. 
Wonderful write! You always make me think about the things that are important in life(love...). 
Love the divining rod reference, and these lines: 
'To the notion that God is the loving force to ascribe
Perhaps, He feels compassion for disconcerting confusion
He could rearrange the constellations, diffuse delusion So that I am left standing with a clear picture of the stars' 
Quite beautiful. 
But I loved the whole thing. 
You are the best! 
Love and hugs, 
Matteo. 

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Thank you, Matthew.  Your comments always feel appreciated and understood...You are just such a sensitive and discerning soul.  I love how you do that!  Lol  I am still looking for that clear picture of the stars!  Lol  Life can be so confusing and yet sometimes we know what we feel...but do not know how to make it all fit together to make sense in the world.  It is gratifying to me to write something when it resonates with another or is relatable on an emotional level...So thank you very much!  xo ;) Love n Hugs, Cheerie ;)

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Hi Jill.  Thank you.  This is a more introspective write...wondering what plans God has for my life....and bringing the night sky into it metaphorically as the answer to the mysteries of life and love...I always appreciate your kind support of my writing.  xo ;) 

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A Lonely Journey

You're welcome, Cheerie(on Jill's behalf). 
Ummmm...the guy above Jill wrote a 90 page expose on the poem, but got skipped over...I think he's a little angry...he just punted his computer across the room...and the opposing team returned it for a touchdown. 
But, don't worry about him, he's a goober. 

Anonymous Observer. 
 

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

What?  I did so write back to the goober!....I mean guy that wrote the expose on my poem...I loved his comments...So Mr Anonymous Observer, you might want to recheck and see my comment back above...  ;) xo

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A Lonely Journey

Sorry, the sun was in my eyes! 
Anonymous Angry Comment Recipient. 

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A Lonely Journey

Are those my hearts, or Anonymous Observer's, or Cheerie's. Please clarify. Thank you. 

Management. 

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A Lonely Journey

KIDDING!! (I didn't understand my review either!). LOL. 
Sorry. M.  

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

I understood your review perfectly and I appreciate your comments, always, M.  Very much so.  ;)  

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A Lonely Journey

Thank you, Cheerie! I wish you would take up residence in my cranium, so I could understand myself more. It's rent controlled, if you're at all interested...and spacious. LOL. 
You're the best! 
M. 

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

I have to first learn what is going on in my brain first before I would attempt to figure out yours...but you are pretty darn funny and creative, so it would be an interesting pursuit for sure!  I could always attempt it, and if I failed, just start patting your head like bongos, like I planned it that way all along for a band I am putting together...lol  Don't hate me!  ;) 

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A Lonely Journey

LOL! 
Let me tell you what's going on in your head(I visited there last winter for Spring break). When you walk in you're blanketed by a gorgeous, warm light, you hear lovely piano music, and are immediately greeted by love. Later, there are rides(including horse rides, and moonlight cruises), then, later, there are some monkey's playing spin the banana, followed by an intermission, and a hovel of goats reading Dostoevsky. It's a wonderfully warm, and wacky, and fun, and sweet place. It's my favorite vacation destination. And i could never hate you! 
L&H, 
M. 

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Oh wow!  I like your version of what is in my head..Maybe if I clean out some clutter I could find some of those fun and charming things....I like your ideas very much..Lol  ;)

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Icarus Flocke

it fascinates me how you always seem to find
the most perfect image by which to express your
work Cherie. 

I admire the honesty, and humble sense of 
questioning in this piece. The yearning for
oneness and understanding. 

the stars are yours.

beautiful as always my friend.

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Hey J!  Thank you so much!  ;)  You definitely got the heart of my write...the yearning for understanding and oneness in this world....searching for answers that do not always come right away in life...a mystery of purpose and love's role in life as well...If the stars are mine, I hope they will make a dot to dot picture that shows me what they wish to tell me...lol  Thanks for your ever respected comments.  xo ;)  

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Larry Ran

My Dear Cherie,

Your powerful poen, takes its readers to the distant stars, and presents them with trying to solve the mysteries of the Universe.  
One of my favorite lines from Julius Caesar is when Cassius tells Brutus, "The fault dear Brutus, is not in ourselves, but in the stars, that we are the underlings".
Mankind, for so long, has tried to comprehend the vastness of the Heavens.

All my love,
Larry xxx

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Hi dear Larry.  You get my poem precisely right.  There are so many mysteries to life and the stars hold the answers that confuse us.....So many questions I have in my own life that I know the universe has the answers that I yet can comprehend.   I can feel lost at times.  Great quote from Julius Caesar from Cassius to Brutus.  Appropriate!  Thank you.  Love n Hugs, xo 

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Marion Price

You are such a deeply soulful person Cherie, seeking searching questioning...it shines through your work...I hear you spirit sister 💕

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Thanks Marion...I figured you might understand..I often write of my lost feelings in this world....seeking answers and wanting to feel my place in this confusion...looking to the spirit of God to oppress the voices of the world that misdirect me....Love n Hugs, xo  

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Icarus Flocke

This one is amazing Cherie.
just had to add that in there 
again to reiterate .

 

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Hey J....Thank you so much!  You made my night.  I will definitely add this poem in with my collection to publish since you like this one...Bless you!  xo ;)  

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Tony Taylor

'Tis far within the fascination for self-reflection where answers that we do not expect to help make us whole are often found...... where our most profound efforts succeed in helping us find the 'Calm in life'....... wherein meditation and quiet observation revives our true selves...... awakening the sleeping animal representation of our selves...... and thereby releasing the poetic nature that is our personal realization of true beauty that IS life all around us....... You're Beautiful sweetheart!!........ Love You!!....... excellent write!!.......T xo. : )

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Hey T!  Wow!  I like your analyzing and summation of the theme of this one.  Thank you.  It is in observation and stillness that the most profound answers are found..and more questions come as well...lol  Your comments let me know that you get the heart of me.  Thank you.  I love you too.  xo C  

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