Packing Tape

He’s solid rock under my feet,
breathing room for my soul. 
– Psalm 62:2



The day she found her heart
to be an uninhabitable room
(small, dark, stifling)
a cage of her own wild
a closet full of bones
(too many nicks,
not enough quiet)

……………she moved
(heaven and earth)
…….(sky, and sigh)
and gave herself
some new chambers
………….to call home.




Mary has us pondering rooms over at dVerse Poetics today. Come play! 

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23 Responses to Packing Tape

  1. Gabriella says:

    As she ought! I like the very positive message of you poem.

  2. Olga says:

    It’s really transforming when we allow ourselves to drift into “new chambers to call home.” Love those words, De.

  3. Mary says:

    I like the spiritual take on this. Her heart was wise to seek another home!

  4. Shawna says:

    I love this. My heart doesn’t work; it’s destroying me. So it must be time to move myself into God’s heart. Beautiful.

  5. Grace says:

    Love the quote (amazing we thought of it), and the transformation in the second part ~ Very inspiring to read De ~

  6. Sherry Marr says:

    THIS is WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!! My fave response to the prompt. Awesome work!

  7. Oh yes, “she moved
    (heaven and earth)
    …….(sky, and sigh)” big smile

  8. Candy says:

    thank you for this! spiritually playful

  9. Bodhirose says:

    Beautiful perspective, De, and so uplifting. Truly if our heart has room enough to grow and become habitable to others that’s all we need. And love that title!

  10. A perfect perspective… too many people are suffocated by their own heart.

  11. Sumana Roy says:

    kudos to her will and courage…she had to Li(ea)ve….

  12. lillian says:

    “…a cage of her own wild
    a closet full of bones….”
    These are lines that carry a back story not there.
    I loved the use of the words heart….and then new chambers to call home…..the heart does indeed have chambers. Can be read in so many ways.
    I enjoyed this one very much!

  13. Yeow. This is so layered. I love how to took the prompt to the metaphoric level. Quite effective, De.

  14. Misky says:

    I love that her heart is an uninhabitable room”. Nicely done, De.

  15. I love the way the room and heart link it really works so well and so glad she moved!

  16. Sounds like a good move to make. Peace, Linda

  17. Imelda says:

    Your piece is uplifting. 🙂

  18. An interesting take on the prompt – it set me thinking…

  19. Bryan Ens says:

    This is beautiful. A very spiritual poem indeed!

  20. kim881 says:

    I love the economy of words that convey so much.

  21. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) says:

    A lovely take on the prompt.

  22. Ah.. yes.. internal
    rooms of sOul
    of heARt
    of Spirit
    of Life
    rings true..
    an inside
    job so liGht
    so Real to
    Bring Alive
    expands aGaiN..:)

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