Time’s Ashes by Jeff Flesch

The abstract image of flames of fire, embers, and ashes
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I drive in circles

manifesting

a purpose

given to me as a child

it’s these coattails of peace and love

I ride

transcending pain, a realization

arises

like petals falling from my heart

a dew-covered and encapsulated light

invades my mind

with love

making ashes

out of notions of time

-JEFF FLESCH

Jeff Flesch lives in Corvallis, Oregon, and was voted the 2022 Spillwords Press Author of the Month for January and February. He is also the Author of #1 Amazon New Release Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow, is a Co-Author of #1 Amazon Bestseller, Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women, and is also a monthly contributor to two online publications, MasticadoresIndia and MasticadoresUSA. You can read more of Jeff’s poetry at Develop. Inspire. Transform, and on Twitter.

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  1. Daily Poetry says:

    Very nice poem, I liked the ending “with love , making ashes, out of notions of time” very much.

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      I am delighted this is so; thank you so very much.

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  2. Terveen Gill says:

    Jeff’s poetry depicts the progression of life and the lessons that change as we move along. Purposes are often instilled in us from a young age. However, realization of the self drastically alters ideas, feelings, and ambitions. Pain is a great teacher, and its wisdoms remain deep within us. The courage, faith, and affection we muster adorn time and its meaning in newer perceptions.
    Congratulations Jeff!

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      I will remain forever touched and honored by the beautiful words you use to describe my poetry, and by being a part of MasticadoresInida this year. What an amazing experience! Thank you always, Terveen.

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      1. Thanks for letting us know about MasticadoresIndia through your post. With lots of blessings and best wishes.

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    2. I quote “Purposes are often instilled in us from a young age. However, realisation of the self drastically alters ideas, feelings, and ambitions.”
      Very true as far as we are travellers in our first half in journey of material world. Mystics all around the world says that – Life is a full circle, it must end exactly from where it begun. The success in material world is just half part of our life, and we need to keep preparing ourself for second part of our life ie journey in spiritual world or inner journey. Only few who are able to create harmony between inner and outer while performing the work in hand are going to discover the truth within. Awareness meditation helped me in cultivating this harmony and I write on my blog from my experiences in inner journey till date.

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  3. Sadje says:

    Beautifully expressed Jeff

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you so very much, Sadje.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome my friend

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  4. So beautiful, Jeff. Love it.💕

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you so much, and always, Grace. 💕

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  5. Wonderfully put Jeff, in your perceptive poetic way. In the end the past is still with us,(even as ashes) we have that child going around in circles, but we have leaned where we are going…is straight ahead. Life and love face us in the right direction. Congratulations on publication!

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      We do always have that deep connection to the child within, don’t we, Karima. I love that. Thank you always!

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      1. Thank you Jeff, for sharing your wonderful poetry❤️

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  6. We carry the ashes of our past within our hearts for sure, Jeff! A beautiful, reflective verse. Congratulations! ❤️

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Ah, indeed, we do. Thank you so much, dear Punam! ❤

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  7. jonicaggiano says:

    This is really beautiful Jeff. It is like a full circle like Karima’s comment. Your descriptive images are always so lovely. All the best to you my friend, love and hugs, Joni

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you so much, and always, Joni. Big hugs and love, my friend.

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  8. Julydase says:

    Beautiful, poignant poem.

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you ever so much, July.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Julydase says:

        You’re most welcome, Jeff. 💕

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  9. K.Hartless says:

    A bit of a conjuring of a phoenix love. I like the magic in this poem. You’re so very good at that. 💜

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  10. Jeff Flesch says:

    Aww, thank you so much, K. That means so much to me. 💜

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  11. love the end of your poem Jeff ….

    “with love

    making ashes

    out of notions of time”

    💗

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  12. Deep poem Jeff! Beautifully written!

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  13. BBYCGN says:

    This was scary at first, then beautiful.

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