Art is My Religion

May 20, 2010


Filed under: art — Michele Spector @ 10:04 pm
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By Michele Spector

Moving ahead, I trail far behind,

Failing to achieve a peaceful mind,

Tasks accomplished, main priority,

Realistic, absent the library,

Propelled in a direction to tread,

All outside diversions assaulting,

Are successfully sidestepped ere bed.

Quite often I enter “do” mode, constantly moving forward. At least I’d like to think I am. Once I commit to finish something, many things converge to divert me from my path–people and things. In the process my peace is forfeited. Like a mantra I repeat: it’s the journey, it’s the journey. With a little patience, if I remain open to new things, I find a more interesting way to operate. I try to keep going in the same direction, and know I’ll arrive at that prospective place, eventually.


  1. life is journey.
    Glad that you are moving forward.

    Comment by Jingle — May 20, 2010 @ 10:44 pm | Reply

  2. Moving ahead, I trail far behind,

    Failing to achieve a peaceful mind,
    I totally get that, sometimes it’s a struggle to achieve! really like this!

    Comment by suzicate — May 21, 2010 @ 2:17 am | Reply

    • Thanks for your comments! Success does not come easy. It’s always backwards and forwards.

      Comment by Michele Spector — May 21, 2010 @ 2:52 am | Reply

  3. Great job

    Comment by THE BEATY — May 21, 2010 @ 2:41 am | Reply

  4. Please let me know after you are done 12 poets visiting and commenting!
    have fun!

    Comment by Jingle — May 21, 2010 @ 4:33 am | Reply

  5. sometimes we can get so caught up in the doing we forget who we are being…i hav to catch myself with that…nice one.

    Comment by brian — May 21, 2010 @ 12:58 pm | Reply

  6. I like the Motivation contained in this Poem. Having referenced the fact that there are side distractions, A focused mind wins it all. Well done. Cheers.

    Comment by Emmanuel Ibok — May 21, 2010 @ 8:39 pm | Reply

  7. Your words give me the feeling of frustration, the world is asking too much from you, great poem!
    “Propelled in a direction to tread,
    All outside diversions assaulting,”

    Comment by Gerardine Baugh — May 24, 2010 @ 1:21 am | Reply

    • Hmmm…Either the world is asking too much or I am asking too much of myself. Thanks for your comments!

      Comment by Michele Spector — May 24, 2010 @ 1:25 am | Reply

  8. movin ahead i trailed far behind- this is a real exciting poem.. glad i came by!

    Comment by fiveloaf — May 24, 2010 @ 12:35 pm | Reply

    • Wow! I don’ think I’ve ever been called amazing before. (blushing) Thank you!!! I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed my blog.

      Comment by Michele Spector — May 24, 2010 @ 8:02 pm | Reply

  9. so inspirational, thinking we’re ahead and on track soon manifests to being ahead and on track. All the best!

    Comment by Batty — May 25, 2010 @ 2:16 pm | Reply

    • Thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed it! Yes, we have to visualize the goal to the end if we can to make it happen.

      Comment by Michele Spector — May 25, 2010 @ 2:49 pm | Reply

  10. Creative and inspiring poem 🙂

    Comment by Short Poems — May 27, 2010 @ 7:42 am | Reply

  11. Yes, it’s always the journey that’s important.
    nicely said.
    You’ll find mine here.

    Comment by anthonynorth — May 27, 2010 @ 7:49 am | Reply

    • I’m glad you enjoyed the poem. Thanks for stopping by. I enjoyed your blog as well!

      Comment by Michele Spector — May 27, 2010 @ 4:50 pm | Reply

  12. been there before. Life is an adventure, even when we get stuck in monotonous routine or the “do mode”. thanks for sharing.


    Comment by Joe Suzz — May 27, 2010 @ 1:39 pm | Reply

    • I like Helen Keller’s quote: “Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”

      Sometimes I have to remind myself to slow down, even as I’m running around pursuing several projects at once.

      Thanks for coming by!

      Comment by Michele Spector — May 27, 2010 @ 4:53 pm | Reply

  13. Beautiful poem!
    “Moving ahead, I trail far behind”
    Have you read the Great Gatsby? Reminds me of the last sentence,
    “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

    Comment by cortnij — May 27, 2010 @ 3:50 pm | Reply

    • Yes, I have read the Great Gatsby, although that was many years ago. I’m glad you enjoyed it. I wrote this poem to remind myself to take time for myself, enjoying those things that make me feel like a human being. Thanks for stopping by!

      Comment by Michele Spector — May 27, 2010 @ 4:34 pm | Reply

  14. Clever word usage, capturing a feeling we busy woman are prone to. Nicely done!

    Comment by mairmusic — May 27, 2010 @ 10:36 pm | Reply

    • Thank you, I’m glad you liked it! Yes, I’m sure busy women everywhere feel like this everyday. LOL

      Comment by Michele Spector — May 27, 2010 @ 11:24 pm | Reply

  15. Very nice.

    Thanks for sharing. I hope you will visit my sites:

    Tim Keeton – A Writer’s Tale


    The Undead Poets Society

    Rhyme on!

    Tim Keeton
    (Undead)Poet / Wizard / Teller-of-tales
    A Week 19 Perfect Poet Award Winner

    Comment by Tim Keeton — May 28, 2010 @ 1:02 am | Reply

  16. Going with the flow — good idea it hurts when we resist — and wise words you write for we cannot reverse or hold back time whether we do it perfectly or not really does not matter except it is all about the journey as you so aptly pointed out.

    Good read,,,

    came by Jingles Thursday


    Comment by joanny — May 28, 2010 @ 3:30 am | Reply

  17. Hello there,

    Jingle has sent me on a mission to discover new poetry blogs – and so far it’s been an awesome experience. Cool poem – I can strongly relate to it. Keep writing!



    Comment by Lou — May 28, 2010 @ 5:27 am | Reply

    • Thanks for stopping by Lou! I’m finding with this poem that many people can. We need to carve sometime for ourselves with our comings and goings. Even if we achieve what we set out to do, it’s no good to us if we’re all frazzled out!

      Comment by Michele Spector — May 28, 2010 @ 12:50 pm | Reply

  18. beautifully said. i so agree with you about the outside waves that hit us when we are trying to reach peace. 🙂

    Comment by trisha — May 28, 2010 @ 1:23 pm | Reply

  19. the first two lines speak the best. filled with wisdom.

    Comment by hames1977 — June 26, 2010 @ 6:32 am | Reply

    • Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed it! I think it’s something everyone can relate to.

      Comment by Michele Spector — June 26, 2010 @ 9:55 pm | Reply

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