Would I Return


A prompt by Adhra for d’verse – poets pub
So today I ask this question to you – do you want to reborn as who you are? Do you think you could come back like a bird? What would you be looking for if you come back?


Would I return where once I trod
this mortal stage of transitory breath

to soar on wing of eagle skimming forest pine
that nestle with the verdant heath

or glide with dolphin grace in oceans
deep and free of earthly woe

these antics, tho’ romantically ideal
are not in me

this soul will not return

in love
I will abide

And never leave.

About ShirleyB

I was born with the muse in me. Sometimes I wish it would go away but it won't, so, good, bad or ugly it will escape intermittently.
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26 Responses to Would I Return

  1. whimsygizmo says:

    What a gorgeous, gorgeous take on the prompt. Thank you for this.

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  2. ShirleyB says:

    Thank you, whimsy


  3. Oh I love this take.. to be there in memory… the best way to remain… I think sometimes romantic ideals are too common…

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  4. ShirleyB says:

    Thank you, Bjorn – the soul remains where love reigns.


  5. Mary says:

    I like this. We will indeed (hopefully) live a long time in the memories of those who have loved us. I cherish this hope as well.

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  6. Grace says:

    In a way, yes ~ I love your conclusion Shirley ~ Thanks for joining us ~

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  7. Bodhirose says:

    True, those memories will live on. I like your take on the question, Shirley.
    Gayle ~

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  8. ShirleyB says:

    Thank you for reading, Gayle.


  9. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) says:

    Ah yes, that immortality we all hope for, and it is assured.

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  10. ShirleyB says:

    Thank you, Rosemary.


  11. kanzensakura says:

    Gorgeous. To live in the memories and hearts of those we love – that is truly the best!

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  12. Abhra says:

    in loved ones’ memories
    I will abide” You win my heart with this. Thank you for joining my prompt – sorry took longer to visit you.

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  13. Shirley, this poem flows with your genuine beauty…a touching closing, too.

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  14. ShirleyB says:

    Thank you, Hannah. I so appreciate your words.


  15. I love the twist of the ending and very real. Memory is such an important part of being human.

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  16. ShirleyB says:

    Thank you.


  17. Ah.. yes.. an eternal
    now born iN eYes
    Love.. again
    eYes stay now

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    • ShirleyB says:

      Thanks, Katie. You can’t return if you never leave, right?

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      • SMiLes.. No time in heaven now beyond infinity.. Beyond fire.. All time in hell as infinity.. To fully understand this one must go to both places in different nows.. The lesSon of eternity now.. Some folks call it the dark night of the soul or meeting Karma and the God of nature allthatis face to face.. For me at least.. Yes the adventure one Lifenow.. finding no time now as eternal in heaven and the anti-now.. In the other place.. That question can inspire a novel.. my friend.. Thanks.. I’ll finish the rest of it.. On my blog.. wInks.. Just for fun..:)


  18. ShirleyB says:

    I believe we both go and stay. The eye of the soul knows no time or space but knows all 🙂


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