Understanding Unreconciled by Nolan P. Holloway, Jr.

 

Just sitting and listening to the voices inside my mind

Thoughts rolling like clouds across the sky

Diverse in shape and size with no particular destination

Concentrating to understand life’s meaning and purpose

Here we are then to leave at an appointed time

We move through what we call life, but what is that exactly?

Confusion, uncertainty and questions needed to be asked

But to who and what answers are there for us

Our minds are so limited by the boundaries of this place

Spirit tied to flesh cannot truly rise

How is effort to gain knowledge to be measured?

Searching for a peace that seems only so temporary

Longing for the happiness and love that warms the heart

Moments of euphoria that wash over and then gone

Helpful to create a word flow that has been defined as

how we relate to a world that exists on two sides

Where will you dwell, and on what side will you dwell?

Moving back and forth between the two to find meaning

Reaching for something that cannot be grasped

Leaning to experiences to find a place somewhere in this world

Routine repeated and repeated,

being tricked to thinking that movement is taking place?

Part of me stopped when my brother passed

Images of people working to save him

Me thinking of what he was thinking, when the last breath came

Wrestling with me still being here, memories we shared-good and bad

Learning that what overwhelms is to be given to another

Who is more than capable of carrying what I cannot

To give me the peace of mind I need

Not to necessarily understand, but to be able to accept

 

© Nolan P. Holloway Jr.

Life Between the Words

Excerpt from the book “Life Between The Words”

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About the Author

Nolan has been writing poetry for about six years now and it was something very unexpected. The first wave resulting in over 100 scribes which he shared with online groups, family and friends.  He has also attended spoken word events to recite his work in front of a live audience. Nolan is an accomplished writer who is truly enjoying his written journey.

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