Build bond break
we are circles encircling
ripples in a small pond
dissolving into the careless current
less and less and less
we come up on the curve;
attraction = distraction
more and more of less and less
to be less
so as to become more
to come to understand
to take more of a stand
in this sinking sand
of time ticking,
to stand under
to be left alone
to be misunderstood
to be missed.
This entity, this endless identity
this ripple on the water
I cannot catch.
We put so much trust
in every thrust
not to be thrown
not to be let down
to be apt
to cover up
makeup mask masquerade.
You cannot hurt what you cannot see.
You cannot hurt me if you cannot see me.
If I cannot see me.
this entity washing away on this current.
We are stones
cast careless into the current
Can you catch a wave
before it’s washed away.
All words and photographs by Damien B. Donnelly
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10 thoughts on “WAVES OF IDENTITY”
A soul cries out in these beautiful words.
I hope all is well with you, Damien–and that you are staying dry in Paris.
Thank you Merril! All going better here, January seemed to have been the month to clean the soul. Paris may be flooding but I’m staying dry. Big hugs to you and yours 🤗🤗
Beautiful authenticity – and: I hear you, Dami!
“You cannot hurt me if you cannot see me.
If I cannot see me.”
Good point. This gives me a better understanding of a certain aspect of distraction – something that does not really seem to be part of my wiring.
I, too, hope all is well with you and that you enjoy the novel-writing. I’ve missed you and your art on the social networks.
Thanks Steffi. This month I have been focused on my life internally and finishing the book, another week and the book will be done, sorting life might take a little longer but it’s all part of the journey.
Distraction can lead at times to desertion of the self, the focus shifts from you to we to them. I’m trying to get back to the me, to discover what’s important to me, how to be truthful to who I am and not what’s expected of me. Also how to let go of control, its true that you can’t hold the wave in your hand, only see it washing over the skin. Life flows like the current, never stopping. Hold is momentary but to be able to appreciate that movement while never owning it, maybe that’s the trick.
Huge hugs to you my dear 🤗🤗
Smiles… – To get to a place where we can allow ourselves to be who we are can be quite an adventure – and it’s a worthwhile one.
I agree, it’s a good idea to take in one’s own space – because if we desert ourselves, there is no-one left to experience our lives.
I further believe you are onto something there – regarding that appreciating the movement without expectation or attachment may be the trick. I have made similar observations.
Eckhart Tolle always reminds us, that the power is Now (Here & Now, in the Now), and personally I find that to be very true. (Just started to work with with a healing technique that refers to another aspect of that, actually.) Also, when we are in the Now, it does not matter if things are fleeting. Control does not matter anymore, either. It is always Now. In some way, that’s a pretty solid constant, in case we need one to ground ourselves into.
Oh dear, this would make for an interesting evening with tea and talk…
Only one more week until the book is done… Yay!!! (hopping-up-and-down-excitedly)
Hugs to you, as well! 🤗🤗
Brilliant and full of power! Thank you my friend for opening the door. What’s this about a novel?
A pleasure my dearest. The novel is almost finished, I am on the edit of the last chapter so I am hoping tonight will see the book done and dusted and ready to send out to an agent or publisher! Joy! Until they then ask me to rewrite it!! How is yours going?
Wow! So many questions…what’s the subject matter? How long did it take to write? I’m about to begin Draft 6. Hoping this year is pitch year too. Best of luck to you Dami. Please keep me posted. Cheers!
The spiral of ourselves…but there is return, and release. I love the rhythm of this. Haunting and yet hopeful. (K)
Thank you Kerfe