Unimaginable Power

Notice of absence from FredPeyer
Would like to let everyone (who might actually be interested) know that I will be gone from the site for a while due to work and time constraints. But since you all got along famously before I appeared, I have no doubt you will be getting along famously without me! :-)

A landscape as far as the mind could range

Devastated, black, void of color or life

He had walked for days without change

Through a world of conflict and strife


With tired steps he kept moving along

When he passed a large blackened stone

Inside a small crack something seemed to be wrong

Something that stopped him and jarred him to the bone


In the middle of that little crack

Grew a tiny bright yellow flower

A yellow light surrounded by black

An image of unimaginable power


It called out to him ‘do not despair’

Even though it may look bleak

For if you open your heart and honestly care

you will always find what it is you seek


  • orchidee

    A fine write and true Fred.

    • FredPeyer

      Mahalo, orchi! We all go through these valleys and I think we do need to be reminded every once in a while that it will get better. Some find solace in religion, some in music, some in friendship, some in family.

    • Accidental Poet

      Been there a few times too Fred. Thanks for this.

      • FredPeyer

        Mahalo, AP! We have all 'been there'. What really matters is how we get out of it. Sometimes even a few words help to point us again in the right direction.

        • Accidental Poet

          Or a hand on the shoulder from a friend who understands. ; )

        • Louis Gibbs

          Good metaphor on the "Dark night of the soul," Fred. Been there, done that, as most of us have by the time they reach our stage of life. My heart goes out to any who do not have such a growth experience during their lifetime.

          • FredPeyer

            And a 'growth experience' it certainly is! Thank you Louis!

          • skyebellasario

            Thank you for writing this Fred, I love it! :)

            • FredPeyer

              Thank you skye, there are times when we need that little light to show the way.

            • Diamond

              A powerful and inspirational poetic piece glorifying the life spirit within apparently despaired scene.

              • FredPeyer

                Exactly, Diamond, and it is always there to help us find the way. Even in the bleakest of times there is that little light, we just have to find it.

                • Diamond

                  Actually, the light will find us Fred.

                • myself and me

                  Thank you for showing the light in the darkness of my time.

                  • FredPeyer

                    m&m, I know it sounds maybe corny, but I am sure you will find that light if you look hard enough.

                  • Santita

                    Fred, we are lucky to have you on this site. Your lovely spirit and positivity shine a well needed light around here! Thank you for penning this piece. I am grateful to call you friend!

                    • FredPeyer

                      Thank you Santi, I apologize for missing your comment and answering it on time. I guess age is creeping up on me, or at least I can use it as an excuse!
                      And btw, that 'gratefulness' is a two way street!!!

                    • Santita

                      Whoa, Fred! I totally see why this reminded you of "homecoming"! A beautiful write; laden with hope! I love how the yellow flower grew in the black! Great minds think alike, my friend!

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