Art is My Religion

February 8, 2010

Like Dorothy

Filed under: art,blogging,poetry — Michele Spector @ 4:14 pm
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By Michele Spector

Like Dorothy in fabled Oz,

Strange guides appear on my highway,

They alert me to lampposts lit till day.

Can I muster the courage that’s needed,

Provided by my own Ruby Red’s,

Click my heels and head for home?

Did I pay attention to their glimmer,

Hinting of a direction to go?

Was I so completely mired,

That I just never noticed?

Sometimes a better direction is clear, but we’re too preoccupied with plans. We’re not open to surprises from the universe, and it ends up taking a 2×4 to get our attention. Is it supposed to be this difficult?



  1. amazing poem,
    U R getting high on critical thinking! πŸ˜‰

    Comment by jingle — February 9, 2010 @ 3:24 am | Reply

  2. I was inspired by a friend’s poem to do my own literary character takeoff and run with it. I’m glad you enjoyed it Jingle!

    Comment by artiste7 — February 9, 2010 @ 3:27 am | Reply


    take another award,
    this one is more challenging,
    share with your friends…


    Comment by jingle — February 9, 2010 @ 3:36 am | Reply

  4. I return the sunshine, my friend, and offer you my first haiku πŸ™‚ Let me know what you think, and have a wonderful day!

    The “Good” Doctor

    Comment by drj3kyll — February 9, 2010 @ 5:01 am | Reply

  5. Nicely done. It’s true, we often make things harder than we need to.

    Comment by maryrestaino — February 9, 2010 @ 5:39 pm | Reply

    • Thanks for the compliment! Now if I can only get out of my own way and benefit from the meaning of the poem!

      Comment by artiste7 — February 9, 2010 @ 9:07 pm | Reply

  6. I will add your link in, enjoy your visits to new poets!
    thank U for being supportive! πŸ˜‰

    Comment by jingle — February 11, 2010 @ 2:47 pm | Reply

  7. This was a great poem. It made me think of Maya Angelou who said that whenever she decides something with an open heart, she usually makes the right decision. Whenever we allow our minds & judgement to be clouded by other things, we often make the wrong choice. But if we do more things out of love and caring for others we make better decisions for ourselves and those around us.

    Comment by inspiredsyntax — February 11, 2010 @ 2:58 pm | Reply

    • Thank you for reading my words and responding in such a thoughtful way. I actually love Maya Angelou. She also has such a rich marvelous voice. I am rapt when she speaks. I appreciate your advice! I’m unemployed at the moment and am feeling a little lost accept for writing and keeping myself busy. Thanks!

      Comment by artiste7 — February 11, 2010 @ 3:14 pm | Reply

  8. I read your poem at just the right time! For so long, I spent time trying to control things or strategize rather than just being open to the surprises the universe had in store. Your poem summed that journey from control to letting go perfectly. And yes, sometimes it just takes a 2X4!

    Comment by Anna Cork — February 16, 2010 @ 4:08 pm | Reply

    • I’m glad it had meaning for you. This poem epitomizes the constant struggle with this that I have. It’s definitely a learning process.

      Comment by artiste7 — February 16, 2010 @ 4:54 pm | Reply

  9. interesting thought about the 2×4!! I think whenever something is that difficult and we are overdoing, overthinking…it just isnt right, its a sign to stop and do nothing for a bit. THanks!

    Comment by dreamalittledesigns — March 5, 2010 @ 4:13 am | Reply

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