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Look Up






on the cold mountain of tears
the travelers, their backs bent with fears
of today
of tomorrow
of the future.
trembling, slowly,
with heavy,
dull footsteps
made their journey up the mountain.
each clutching their own satchel of sorrow
never turning to see the rays of hope
beaming above them.
oh, if only
they would look up.

just once. 



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yeah, yeah, I'm not a poet.  I know.   But sometimes I like to let words flow in their own way, and see where they travel to.  And in this case, with a little bit of encouragement from a website I can't recall the name of,  I scribbled up this little piece of writing, which is probably not the best, but it came from the heart.


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How many people do we greet and talk to every day?  All around us, wherever we are, there are people we see, befriend, converse with, and accept as part of daily life.  And sometimes, the whole story is just not what meets the eye.   There are people whose lives aren't all put together, and you and me, we are called to reach out to them. That's a serious job.  Yes, sometimes it's hard to reach out to the people around us, and we slink back, telling ourselves someone else will do it.  no.  We need to take the first step.  People need to hear that there is hope for them; a chance for a better tomorrow.  They need to know that there is One who is watching and caring for them, even when it doesn't seem like it.

Let's take the first step, shall we?



38 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful, Autumn! I love your poem, and I especially love how you said that people need to know that there is One who cares for them. I think it's easy for us to forget that (:
    Your blog is really so lovely and I love it. Thank you for following my blog, and I'm going to follow yours!
    -Lauren <3

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    1. thank you so much :) I liked that line too.
      aww, thank you again <3

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  2. Wow this is amazing...you are a wonderful poet and a great speaker.

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    1. aww, thank you so much, Claire ♥

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  3. That was wonderful! I love poetry like that, it seems more..real. :)

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    1. thank you! yeah, I agree :)

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  4. This poem is something I needed today, Autumn. Seriously. You, thru this post, reached out unknowingly to *me*.

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    1. Really? I'm more than honored that I was able to do that :)

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  5. Oh wow dude this is deep. "oh, if only they would look up" was just like aw aw aw sadness.

    New reader over here! c;

    Amy;
    Little Moon Elephant

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    1. lol, yes.... that part was a bit more sad to a certain extent.
      thank you!

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  6. I love your poetry. It's better than what I have sitting on my desktop... :D This was very much eye opening!

    xoxo Morning

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    1. Thank you. Nah, I'm positive yours is flawless :D

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  7. great read! amazing <3
    xoxo

    http://meliissale.blogspot.com

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  8. I loved this. I think you are a very talented poet. This poem made me think, and that is one of the most important things, in my opinion.

    xx Lorraine // Laurel Crowned

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    1. aww, tysm :)
      that's really true.

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  9. It's so simple, but so deep. Amazing ♥

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  10. That is beautiful! I really enjoyed that. Your a true poet. I don't care what you say. Simply beautiful:)

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    1. Thank you! hehe, lol, knew exactly what I was saying, eh?

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  11. Great Post! I like your Blog! Keep going :)

    Greetings <3 Rabea
    www.rabeasbeautytipps.com

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  12. Wow! I love your poetry! This poem was so deep and had a great message. I would love to read more of your work!

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    1. aww, thanks so much Jollygirl. That's really encouraging :)

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  13. I just happened upon your blog the other day and...oh goodness...this poem just broke my heart. Please don't ever say you aren't a poet - anyone who puts words down on paper is a writer or a poet or an essayist or whatever they aspire to be. It's not about being "good" at writing. It's about putting your heart into it and you definitely did that here.
    ~Olivia

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    1. Aww, that's honestly the sweetest thing anyone could say. Thank you soo much, and I agree completely. Being good isn't all that matters. <3

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  14. Let's do! Excellent and inspiring post, Autumn! Often it's easy to feel uncomfortable and just wrap ourselves up around other people, doing what we have to do, and ignoring them; but it's so much better to stop and talk with people, smile, and brighten their day!

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    1. Thank you!! Those are words of wisdom :)

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  15. So beautiful, Autumn. You have a gift!
    I love your blog design, by the way! <3

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    1. aww, thank you, Jordy.
      thank you <3

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  16. BEAUTIFUL!! You're a great poet, and don't say you're not.

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    1. Thank you! I think I won't be anymore :)

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  17. Wow! Love this! You also have a new follower now. ;) I could have swore I was following, haha! ;) I LOVE YOUR DESIGN! How did you get the comments like that?

    Sophia.xo

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    1. thank you so much :) XD thank you once more ;P
      Oh, I just found a tutorial for it on Helplogger..... I don't have the link with me right now, but you could probably google it.

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    2. Yep! xD
      Okay, I'll google it. Thanks!

      Sophia.xo

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