Maybe its the way the cards are dealt –
some take the high road,
others down into the fray,
yet no matter how improved or battered
your unadorned self is still the one
the world desires.





15 Responses to “Unadorned”

  1. Susan Beckstrom says:

    True words, lovely!

  2. Robin Bryant says:

    Absolutely Yes! Thank you this precious poem.

  3. Maria Frid Jimenez says:

    The earth and life is a gift to all. Lovely, Don!

  4. That is the hard work of a lifetime, isn’t it, to manifest the authentic, unadorned self. Thanks, Don.

  5. Tony Palombo says:

    The revelation of divinity is what we all long for, adorned and unadorned, flesh adorned with light divine. This is our ultimate destiny.

  6. Tom Figel says:

    Good stuff, Don, and a touching photo. Your dad with his granddaughter?

  7. Pichay says:

    Thank you, Don. It doesn’t take a volume of words to bless others in adornment, does it.

    I am a step-dad to a young man in Thailand, and now a step-granddad to a beautiful girl. I am eager to visit and hold angel Tara against my loving heart. Thanks for including the photo of another pair.

  8. David Barnes says:

    Author-ity married to authenticity is central in the weave of your poems Don – and through the transparency of your writing we catch a glimpse of OUR Original Face. db

  9. John Albright says:

    It’s the I AM in all of us that we long to touch in ourselves and each other. Simple and beautiful, Don

  10. Veronica Lim says:

    Yes, whether we realize it or not, we humans long for authenticity—in ourselves, and in others. I love the precious picture, its unadorned essence!

  11. Tom Wilson says:

    Yes, “…this being earthly is so much.” Rilke

  12. Rose Meeker says:

    This poem is a true gem! I love it. And I know so well the bliss portrayed in the photo!

  13. Ah…short but VERY sweet!

  14. Jamail mcKinney says:

    The Truth is spoken in all of your poems. It comes with clear living. Thank you

  15. Mark James says:

    PLA – Love has no boundaries. Love is not just a word – it’s an action. Be true to your words and prove them with loving actions….MJ

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