Nothing is Impossible (100WCGU)

This image is Julia’s prompt for the 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups this week. Be sure to visit her, and other posts. Maybe you would like to join in the fun?

One’s soul can be found
in far-reaching heights
where the silence of the wind
drowns out
the dream-crushing cry
of “Impossible!”

In loneliness
so sublime it sings
one achieves perfect
perception of what is . . .
indeed . . .
possible.

One step towards
the unknown
brings us one breath closer
to a world
where dreams exist
and everything is possible.

Fear of haphazard gusts
or the fragility
of standing near the edge
doesn’t stop the
reality
of achieving
the impossible.

Each agonized step
forces unused muscles to dream
and ignore
faceless voices that say
“You can’t!”
“You won’t!”
“No!”
The end reveals true
possibility

22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Older Mum (@Older_Mum)
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 08:00:05

    Inspiring and wonderfully written.

    Reply

  2. Delft
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 11:26:02

    Is everything possible at the end? Or does it simply cease to matter? Do the things that really matter somehow come to the fore?

    Food for thought.

    Reply

    • Lisa Wields Words
      Sep 25, 2012 @ 14:36:01

      I suppose there are some things that are truly impossible, but a change of perspective can make even those things possible. Or, as you suggest, your priorities simply change and other things matter in a new way.

      Reply

  3. Whether Weather
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 11:28:08

    Very well written, Lisa. This is just what I needed to read tonight.

    Reply

  4. anna tims (@ageingmatron)
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 11:41:06

    When briefly I lived on the Malvern Hills I realised the truth of what you say so beautifully: that one’s soul can be found in far-reaching heights.

    Reply

  5. Kathy
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 13:13:19

    Inspiring, Lisa. Sometimes we think that things look so impossible because we’ve tried to figure them out 100 times before with no success. Yet, that possibility does exist and your poem sings it way into Hope. Thank you.

    Reply

  6. Midlife Singlemum
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 13:24:14

    I love the rhythm of possible – impossible – possible in this poem.

    Reply

  7. 4amWriter
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 14:01:10

    I haven’t done this one yet. Eek. I’m dizzy just looking at that picture! Great job with your poem. I like the strength and power behind your words.

    Reply

  8. Kathryn McCullough
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 17:40:38

    GOD! I love this poem, Lisa! LOVE IT! Where is that LOVE button when I need it?
    Hugs,
    Kathy

    Reply

  9. Sparks In Shadow
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 00:16:06

    The Possible vs. The Impossible — sometimes it feels like the two are in a never-ending battle all around us (as well as inside.) I’m only feeling a little of the hopeful side of that fight just now, but I’m glad you’re feeling it enough to write poetry about it. May the bright side grow ever brighter for you.

    Reply

  10. Sandra Tyler (@SFiberworks)
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 08:47:03

    Hi Lisa, you have a really interesting background (I went to Amherst by the way, near Smith!) since you’re a writer, are you interested in fiction? as a writer, editor and former writing professor, I’ve started a FB writing workshop group:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/Sandraswritingworkshop/

    Reply

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