Wired ~ a poem


Life is light –
Light is life…& so it goes.
The ultimate power source,
organic in nature & nurture –
As we age, our mortality keeps
a firmer grasp on the stopwatch –
The search for answers becomes nearly obsessive; to validate our legacy of lives we lived…& lives worthy of living.

No matter how hard we strive
for perfection – No matter if
we try to follow selfless paths;
dutifully & righteous in purpose & meaning, shall we succeed in
finding our light sooner than those self absorbed or inflicted – or those without faith, or will our light find us?

What is it we all seek to find…
and why?  No matter – Carry on because this cannot be planned, nor can it be calculated.
Life is light –
Light is life…& so it goes.
Move forward without itinerary
or biological GPS –
With eyes & arms wide open,
embrace intangible beauty blinded
by the light of life –
Imbibe in hedonistic elixirs, neon &
systemic cocktails – symbolic in celebration of the body electric.

Glorious opportunities await,
unlimited, with conduits compatible…
Upgradable wares, outlets
plentiful for those who seek
the light of life, luminous &
Life is light –
Light is Life…& so it goes.

by MPP 1/11/17
Revised 4/24/17

Author: Mary

ABOUT MARY ~ Mary is a "late-blooming" writer from Texas who enjoys exploring a variety of different styles & genres, however her deep passion for creative writing (poetry, essay, narrative interview & non-fiction) remains unwavering & most purposeful. Mary's personal & professional background is filled with an eclectic combination of business & art (e.g., music, performing arts, 15 years sales/marketing & special events planning in the private club industry). Mary is a 1990 graduate from The University of North Texas with a B.S. in Hotel/Restaurant Management. In 2001, life as she knew it would be dramatically & forever altered by the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) at age 35. Several years passed, searching for answers to unknown questions. This loss of reality, normalcy, & PURPOSE needed to be reinvented - renewed - rewritten. This disease is not a "one size firs all." MS affects everyone differently & can morph unpredictably, silently, relentlessly... day to day. It's not easy to figure out how to deal with disease & this vile invasion of an uninvited, unwanted "internal room-mate." Eventually, Mary also sought the help of a professional therapist which helped her learn important coping skills needed to tame/calm mood disorders & to encourage healthy ways in which to purge the noisy chaos inside the brain. And so the writing began... as did a newfound passion & purpose. This journey of reinvention became plausible via Mary's background & her desire to discover new creative outlets. As a student for life, Mary continues to explore & study the health benefits from turning off our "auto pilot switch" & instead focus on learning - consume new information & participate in new activities (Neuroplasticity). The gift of "resilience" is a glorious, powerful tool which stems from the endurance of life & it's many challenges. Resilience forces us to rise up & learn face issues (new & old) head on. Focus on the important things in life. Laugh & live selflessly with compassion, purose & passion. Connect with Mary at: 🔸Twitter: @pettigrew66, @MSpals 🔸Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MaryPettigrew48 🔸LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/maryppettigrew 🔸Instagram: 🔸http://www.mspals.org Acknowledgments and Press ~ * Creator & Co-founder of MSpals: A Global Organization (2014 - present) * Administrator & contributing author of content, posts, & interviews: MSpals blog: https:/:www.mspals.wordpress.com ~ The Summer of Sport: Forward Poetry 2012 ~ Poetry Rivals Collection 2013 ~ Something On Our Minds Vol.III ~ Something On Our Minds Vol IV. Interviews: National Multiple Sclerosis Society's "Momentum Magazine" ~ 2013 = Art Therapy & MS ~ 2015 = Connecting Via Social Media Other works also featured on a variety of blogs, websites, videos, as well as other multimedia platforms including: www.pajamadaze.com www.disabled-world.com www.HealthCentral.com www.MyCounterpane.com www.MS&MeRadio/TBI Network iConquerMS/The Accelerated Cure Project WEGO Health HealtheVoices MS Focus - Monthly contributor

5 thoughts on “Wired ~ a poem”

  1. You have a uncanny knack of interpreting my thoughts.
    Everyday we strive to fight for a better day with thoughts of our own mortality. Which is forever in the back of our minds.
    Thanks for the follow Mary, I haven’t thought how I’m going to start my blog yet. Still trying to fathom out WordPress .

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