Paused Revolution


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The sun rose bright

In the horizon

Spilling gold on

Ebbing tide.

They woke with

Tangled limbs still weighted

And lids that wrinkled

In the light.

It dawned to be

The day of changes,

When revolution would be

Put aside.

They’ll find their breath,

And mend their fences.

They’re family now.

They will not





For the dVerse Poetics challenge: revolution



30 thoughts on “Paused Revolution

    • πŸ™‚ Thank you Merril … Yes, blended families sometimes manage to pause the fighting to make their own shared revolution … Some go through the ebb and flow and occasional stormy weather. And it is all okay, if it is accepted as part of the revolutions of life …

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    • For many blended families it indeed can be, even if it may often be an uneven kind of ebb and flow of high and low tides … May it indeed come to pass for all whose life’s revolution brings them together for a new life.

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  1. Your name tagging is running amuck, making the comments into echoes, and commenters into shape shifters. I kind of dig it–liked your poem too.


  2. Since I was the only progeny of the blending, I had no steps; only half-siblings. I was born into a life-long role I never really liked, but no longer matters.
    My grandson seems to cherish his steps, as do I. When raising children, moments of peace and quiet are precious, indeed.
    Loved the poem, Na’ama.

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    • Thank you for this comment and perspective, Bill! So many times we don’t hear the children’s voices (and long-term realities) in blended families. It is not that it is a bad solution, only that it is a complicated one. Let alone when there are progeny of a union added to the other realities of steps/half-sibs. Many times it works out well, sometimes seamlessly, often not. Love is love, though that does not make love less complicated. πŸ™‚
      Glad you liked the poem!

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    • Thank you! I think people fight for all kinds of reasons, and children often fight because it is a way to voice frustration and a feeling of helplessness and loss of control and not being heard. And sometimes jealousy and worry and overwhelm and and and …
      While I agree that not a lot of good can ever come out of fighting, a lot of good CAN come out of arguing and discussing and voicing and debating and sorting out differences and accommodating clashing needs and rearranging priorities and making compromises — all of which may not happen unless one spoke up (preferably without acting up) and voiced discontent and need and worry and pain and loss and grief and concern …
      Blended families are tricky. Children are rarely part of the discussion but they are expected to ‘get along’ and accommodate. They can, but they should be helped to find new realities in new families, and their reality and reluctance ought to be heard and held and respected.
      So … sometimes good can come out of voicing discontent, though respect and compassion and empathy and an open mind (by the adults as well as the kids…) can go a long way toward harmony … πŸ™‚
      (off the soap box … ;))


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