From Flowing to Floating


via Daily Prompt: Float


Here is a little poem inspired by “Floating”


Flow when your friend is sick

And can’t make it to the gig

Twist the twist of fate and see

You have a choice suddenly

To do exactly as you choose.


Flow around the bumps and lumps

That life serves up

Dish yourself out something new.

Ask what’s next on the menu?


Float: when you

Cannot flow anymore,

Paralysed by too many options

like the donkey (long overdue)

between two bails of hay

could not choose and what did he do?


Float when you

cannot flow anymore

when the water won’t play by your rules.


Lie on your back

face up, look at the sky.


Put the flow back in floating.

Let life row you downstream to

Its source back where you

Came from… home.


Flow on to new adventures

when you have wind in your sails.

But when you are all blown out,

Remember to float

back home.


What will you do flow or float?



“Lighting of One” By Joan Healy


From ‘A Christmas Challenge’

Sweetest Love, I do not go
Underneath the mistletoe.
This Christmas find me underneath
An avalanche of snow.

I give myself the gift of time
To finally fall apart,
To write you out of my will
And will you out of my heart.

But instead, I get one single flake,
As lonely as a prayer.
The first to fall is the one to call
The rest from sleep to share

In the falling and rising of snow
Til the sky is covered in white.
Litany of lighthouses guide us home
In the bleak mid-winter night.

Beacons like olive branches,
Are passed from star to star to come.
For all the light we are blessed with now
Began with the lighting of one.

One crystal becomes a cloud
One angel becomes a choir
This song becomes this silence
As one light becomes a fire!

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