Subtle Significance Poem

Subtle Significance Poem By Sue Ellson

Subtle Significance Poem

By Sue Ellson


There are so many little things that we see
That our mind uses to create what we want to be
Moments, words, actions and decisions
Sometimes they align – and sometimes there is a collision


We look for positives and parallels each day
Hoping somehow we can have more fun and play
But that’s when we can fall into a terrible trap
Wishing for something that is simply not a match


It can hurt to discover what we thought was true
Is only an illusion created by a wrong clue
To accept, learn and grow, we must let go
Even when our heart keeps swaying to and fro


There is a lesson to learn about subtle significance
To understand how we can move past our difference
We could choose to throw it all away to avoid the pain
But in the end, we need loving kindness to start again


This poem was triggered by a brief friendship that appeared to promise so much, but ultimately started and ended within 25 days. I couldn’t resist putting a few words together, to somehow reflect on the disappointment I am currently feeling. But like all challenges in life, this too will pass. In the meantime, I will treat myself with some loving kindness, surround myself with my dearest friends, and at some point, start again. With love, Sue Ellson 🙂

Photo is of a waterhole on a walk to Craig’s Hut and Mount Bulla, Victoria, Australia on 31 March 2018

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