Saturday, July 29, 2006

Moving On
By Don Iannone

Let yourself go,
in ways you never have before.
Gather your power,
within the seat of your soul.
Unleash the real you,
the one that has been hiding in the cellar.
The one dying to be you,
the one that almost died--
for want of validation.
Don't wait till you're too old,
and it takes all you have
just to fetch the newspaper--
from the front porch
you spend too much time sitting on.
just because it's familiar doesn't make it right.
And please don't look back,
you might see the ghosts
you left for a real life.


Rob said...

Very good.
I really like this.

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Rob. I'm glad you do.

samuru999 said...

I Like this poem a lot Don!

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Margie...This one is about not waiting...about not waiting to be what we really are.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I should frame this and put it on my wall! What a wonderful anthem. thanks

Don Iannone said...

Andrew...thanks. It is framed on my wall.

samuru999 said...

I guess this is something we all
should frame...and put on our wall.
It says so much!

Don Iannone said...

Margie...need some nails and a frame? LOL. So true. Thanks.

Poetry by Kai said...

good one

Don Iannone said...

Thank you Kai.

Dan said...

I repeat, yet again, Karl Renz's remonstration:
"You cannot not be what you are. So be that!"
Thanks, Don

Don Iannone said...

Dan...did you share this with me before? Sorry. Yes, you're right. Thanks again from the reminder. Namaste!

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polona said...

so much wisdom in this one. thank you.

Don Iannone said...

Polona...thanks and have a nice weekend.

Kathleen said...

ahhh... the trap of "validation"... oh so true!

Don Iannone said...


Validation can be a trap, but a fun trap too. Blogging for most people is a way to validate others and be validated.

Remembering can be a form of validation, especially memories that are painful and need integration.

Listening eyes that hear another's soul without wanting to change or control it provide validation. A gentle hand that brushes away a sorrowful tear can also help validate.

anna said...

Those words shook me.

Don Iannone said...

Hi Anna...thanks. Blessings.

dumbdodi said...

The one dying to be you, the one that almost died-I do feel that we all have more than one 'Self' in us which make us a whole.But we have the choice of bringing or not bringing them out.

Don Iannone said...

Dumbdodi...several stories our lives do tell that add to our richness. Blessings.

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