Just One Moment – A Poem

“It’s just one moment becoming another.”

I clutch these words to my chest,

in hopes that they will

take away the sadness.

It has been my constant companion,

not a friend but not an enemy either,

over the past few months.

It resides in me,

a mantle worn on the inside

of my skin.

I can feel it growing bigger

with each passing day,

growing its fingers within mine

as if they are appendages of a tree.

Soon, I worry that it will

control my mouth and speak

only words of despair and lost hope,

or riddles that make no sense.

“It’s just one moment becoming another.”

I work at welcoming in the light,

the one thing that the sadness can’t abide.

I try to burrow down within myself,

much like the mantle of sadness has done,

and I locate the light.

I pick it up softly and blow off the cobwebs,

talking to it softly and whispering

words of encouragement.

I tell the light that it is beautiful

while I clutch the words to myself.

I can feel the despair

begin to fill all of me,

I’m so full to the brim.

I do the only thing I can think of

and hold the light

to my heart.

I repeat the words to myself over and over:

“It’s just one moment becoming another…”

Gradually my light begins to grow brighter

and I can hear music

over the sounds of water.

I open my heart

release the sadness.

It leaves my body in droplets that pour from my skin

and when they fall from me,

they are but small pieces of crystal

shaped like tears.

They remind me

that there can be beauty in pain

if I learn to let it go.

They are a reminder

that emotions are like the waves.

I can’t hold on to them.

They are but moments in time.

I look towards the future

and what the next moment will bring.

3 Comments on “Just One Moment – A Poem

  1. Hi Jamieson,
    This poem brought me to tears as I can so identify with it. It is beautiful and moving and I particularly liked your analogy of the waves being like our emotions.
    In love and light,
    Carolyn ❤👩‍🦰🌈🙏

    • Thank you so much Carolyn! I’m so happy the poem touched you. I’ve been dealing with an over abundance of emotions lately due to Covid so I have to write them out. 🙂 Sending love and light to you!

      • I know what you mean about overflowing emotions due to Covid. I started writing daily haiku about the middle of April and I haven’t stopped since! I have also written longer poems too. Long may it last! Take care and stay safe. ❤👩‍🦰❤🦊❤

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