Monday, August 24, 2009

Play dough

fingers push
dimples form
shape erupts
then folds over
squeezing tight
massage, caress
pulled and torn
complete duress
again rejoined
fingerprints adorn
i am reborn.

Life can feel like play dough sometimes. Pinched and pulled, folded and smooshed, poked and prodded and left in a lump to harden and crack in the afternoon sun. Ugly and unremarkable.

Until a whisper on the wind reminds me...

You are not ordinary.
You are extraordinary.
The flaws that you see,
Are fingerprints, left by me.

You are beautiful.


And so are you.

46 comments:

Candie Bracci said...

Really nice!Listen to wind,he knows.

Candie Bracci said...

I'm first!I never been first in anything,a day to remember HAHA!lol :D

otin said...

I look like playdoh when I see myself in the mirror!!!! hahaha! I have been off of work, I took the day off from posting! :)

BeautifulWreck said...

I love this. Its so true!

Cinnamon said...

Belated birthday wishes- sorry I missed it! I have just been catching up with everyone.

I love playdough- used to make it by the bucket full and always had some on the side ready to go. I can almost feel a wistful longing for grandmotherhood coming on (almost).

We don't usually see the beauty in ourselves.

An Open Heart said...

What a lovely post.....

;o)
S

darsden said...

awesome I love the analogy

lakeviewer said...

How precious this is. You must work with children to have these feelings.

blueviolet said...

I'm kind of drying up and cracking like play-doh. Now where is that wind....

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Why thank you!

Such nice thoughts.

Wings said...

True! We are all works of art, unique and wonderful.

Brian Miller said...

@candie - yes he does...congrats on the special moment, being first and all...lol.

@otin - mee too at times...the good thing with playdoh is you can always reshape it...

@beautiful - smiles.

@cinnamon - thanks for the birthday wishes...was great. i love playdoh too...oh, grandmotherhood...exciting...lol. no we dont a shame.

@open heart - smiles.

@darsden - smiles.

@lakeviewer - as a matter of fact, i do. they keep me young.

@blueviolet - blowing wind your way..

@bonnie - your welcome.

@wings - especially Gleep...

Daniel said...

Brian, a lovely entry today. An absolute necessary reminder for a lot of us. You have touched me today.

Betsy said...

Everyone needs to be told that every day. :)

I can still remember the smell of playdough...nothing like it!

Amy said...

What a lovely post! I loved play dough as a kid and how fun is it to remember how you can make anything out of a pile of mush. When I'm having a not so good day, this will be what I will try to remember. . how God molds us and re-molds us daily. We are ever changing vessels!
Thanks!!!

Ronda Laveen said...

Pinched, pulled, folded and smooshed...that's exactly how I feel after this morning's Pilates class.

Nancy said...

I loved that!!

Kay said...

hehe...I want to joke and say, the beauty of play dough drying is that you can always buy more, there is more where that came from...hehe but your thoughts are so true, the relation unique and comprehensive

Pastor Sharon said...

Brian, this is beautiful. I'm glad to be playdough in His hands. I know I can be reshaped in his image and I have to be reshaped daily!

Shrinky said...

A beautiful analogy Brian, and so true!

Lorraine said...

Oh you beautiful man, I love this, it's wonderful, playful, philosophical and always, lovely :)

Travel & Dive Girl said...

Nice post - some days I can certainly relate to the dried up lump left in the sun...

Vodka Mom said...

there is NOTHING like fresh play-dough.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Awww! That is beautiful. :)

Joanna Jenkins said...

Big sigh. That made me smile.
Very nice.
xo

The Revelationist said...

If only we could all simply accept ourselves for what we are. What a more peaceful world it would be.

Maggie May said...

I feel like a heap of playdoh at times!
Like to get my fingers on it when I can!
True post!

Hit 40 said...

I really like the play dough poem. Nice!!

Is life like play dough when I make little people for fun just to smash them?

otin said...

Yes, I am in a good mood, it is that time of the month!!! LOL! Out of context, this comment will look crazy!

Rob said...

Hey bro. Life has been crazy. I've been out of town a bit and stuff at WEC is insane. I'd love to hear about FL. Keep me posted.

The Retired One said...

So well put, Brian!
I used to love making snakes out it and the feeling of rolling it.
Ah...childhood memories.

Jaime said...

play doh never sounded so...beautiful.

Kathleen said...

It's our flaws that make us interesting, yes?

It would appear I need a whiff of play dough now.

reyjr said...

i love the playdough poem! haha.
It captured it so well - the way you mash and push it to create something interesting - a shape - a blob.

wordwand said...

this is simply sensational, well done Brian. wordwand

Jingle said...

magical writing,
a perfect poem!
Keep working on it.

soulintention said...

It is the perfect poem.....you are the fingerprints left by me...I just love this.....bkm

D.S. Lear said...

I understand this perfectly. Some days I feel a bit like the lump that was left stuck in the carpet. Your ending was just the right assurance!

joesuzz said...

I used to play with Play dough when i was a kid! :] Good poem with deep meaning. -joe

megzone said...

wwwooowwww.... brian that was beautiful :)


/You are not ordinary.
You are extraordinary.
The flaws that you see,
Are fingerprints, left by me.
/
perfect ending :D

joycefied said...

The first part of the poem alone was amazing, then you took it into FURTHER greatness with an extraordinary explanation. Love it!

alan andersen said...

This is so good. Such a fresh look at all of the things that seem wrong with us. I can relate to this.
thank you, alan

morganna said...

I like the mixture of poetry and prose.

Heartspell said...

Yes we are all special and extraordinary. If only everyone could know this about themselves...Nice. Heartspell

Pravin Nair said...

Nice poem Brian!nice way of looking at things...Keep it up!

luna12780 said...

this is so sweet :) I love it!