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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Past, Present, Future Lives

There is a theory regarding reincarnation, which states that anyone significant to a person in this life has been significant to him in all his previous lives as well. And each person will hold the same sort of role in every life -- a lover will always be a lover; a friend always a friend.

I think that's pretty cool. It means we find each other, against all odds, because we need to. And we need to without even realizing it. We're drawn to each other over and over again because we simply cannot live without each other.

While I don't know if I believe in reincarnation, I'm certainly open to the idea of it. And this theory explains how we can meet people and simply know, at our core, that they are meant to be a part of our lives. That's happened to me on a few occasions. Each time, it astounds me... and it makes me grateful to be found. Again.

Immortal Souls

I've known you for a hundred years
And still one hundred more
In lives lived through a looking glass
On planes that came before

On rocky shores of wild grey seas
We gazed to northern skies
Bands of brilliance - color and light
Reflected in your eyes

In time long gone you touched my cheek
Spoke words that seared my heart
You told me I would always know
When joined came from apart

Our souls entwined, safe, immortal
Tethered to solid ground
I saw your face and heard your words
And knew that I'd been found
On the threshold, past and present
Reach for one another
Bold, instinctive, sure, familiar
Lover, friend, or brother
I've known you for a hundred years
And still one hundred more
Our future written in the past
Walk with me through the door

7 comments: said...

Very good.

dianne said...

It is a comforting thought that we might be re-united with those we love in another life.
I love your poem, it is truly beautiful and hopeful.
xoxoxo ♡

Lisa said...

Poetry hits right to the heart of things. I think we a part of a particular soul'pod' with the same people and we learn life's lessons together with that pod. Attraction is merely soul recognition. Reincarnation hmm. I have always told my ( now grown up) kids that our bodies are the vessels for the soul and that when someone dies, it is really only the vessel that dies, the soul of the person lives on. They find great comfort in that when faced with loss. So do I. x

Margie said...

I love your poem, Diane and so nice to find you in Blogland.
Not sure how I fund my way here but glad I did :)
I feel like you are a kindred spirit!

Margie said...


Selly said...

This is an absolutely amazing poem! I really, really, liked it.

Live More Now said...

Did you write this? It's beautiful!! I too am very open to this concept and have the feeling, with certain people, that I have known them for a very VERY long time.

What a comfort and a joy.