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WHEN I SHIFT by Maureen Kwiat Meshenberg


I in my humanness experience the pull of my emotions, like the ebb and flow of the ocean…

 I find myself in a constant flowing shift. This poem identifies with the fear of change, the rawness of pain, the truth of my light and also of my darkness.

 On my journey I see myself shifting between the spirit and the human that is all a part of me. But we must always remember, there is always a new start for us, each and every new day.

When I Shift

the stretching of my thoughts,
bring me to remove-
the filters,
that I sometimes place,
trying to erase-
the uncomfortable parts of me.
when I shift,
and feel my soul wander-
how can I leave,
it all to be-
to break the patterns,
what is underneath,
it does not disappear,
it is waiting to bring-
it to clear,
what is there for me-
to let it all go.
I collapse sometimes,
forgetting about the pain-
doesn’t make it,
any less real-
because it surfaces,
sometimes…
feeling real and mine.
but the softness of my breath,
brings me to the depths-
of me,
rising inward-
then outward,
see the changes-
that comes to seek me out.
I resist sometimes,
sometimes to my escaping-
bringing out of the dark,
sometimes hurts-
but it makes me,
see my light-
a new start,
of me-
again,
and
     again.     
~


Maureen Kwiat Meshenberg: About 3 years ago, I was awakened from my slumber, though it was a devastating breaking point in my life, I was reunited to a true relationship with my spiritual self and my gift through poetry. It is my intention to reach others by sharing my story through poetry and touching theirs. I am the Page owner of Heart’s Calling .I am also the Visionary Poet for the Facebook Magazine "Women as Visionaries with Lore Raymond" here. I recite spoken word at different venues and also host a monthly Creative Writing Circle using the space for women to bring out their inner release through written word. I am currently working on publishing a book of my poetry. I can be contacted through my Heart’s Calling Facebook page here.


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