Sunday, August 4, 2013

it's time to burn it

I came across this scene on a recent trip to Australia. Not having the type of winter that we in Canada experience, they have a year round growing season. Once a field of sugar cane is harvested, it is not unusual to see a farmer burning the filed of stalks that remain. This brings nutrients back into the fields and prepares them for planting another crop. It got me thinking about the need to burn those impediments we all have that get in the way of a happier, healthier life. Of preparing a fertile ground for new growth.

[f/2.8, 1/80, 70mm, ISO 2500 ]

it's time to burn it
burn it

don't hesitate

there is for you
a better fate

so

go ahead and
shed your baggage

throw away your doubt

silence the negative voices
and pick a more sunny route

face your failures
and all they scorched

be deliberate 
as you light the torch

it's time to burn it
burn it

and contemplate
whatever holds you back

new resolve
you will not lack

it's time to burn it
burn it

nourish the ground
then plant again

it's time to burn it
burn it

look beyond 
your mortal skin

it's time to burn it
burn it

let ashes soak
what pain your in

it's time to burn it
burn it

don't hesitate

there is for you
a better fate

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13 comments:

  1. A time for new beginnings well expressed.

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  2. nice allusion to the burning of the ships so you have no way back...being intentional i lighting the torch...and carrying on, ever forward....i like...

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  3. I like this, Mario. Definitely we could all profit from some 'burning' of certain things in our life. It would be nice to have the opportunity to begin again with a clean slate. Enjoyed seeing the photo that inspired the poem as well.

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  4. This is a wonderful poem - the repetition is particuarly well used - "time to burn it" ... beautiful!

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  5. The sweetest wild blueberries grow after a wildfire so this burning makes sense. And your poem has that urgency that flames do...and I loved it.

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  6. That is a very dramatic picture, Mario and I like the style with which you have expressed this idea of burning one's baggage and starting over.

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  7. the repeating refrains create a brilliant dramatic effect which really brings the message through. Highly enjoyable read - especially out loud. Much to the annoyance of Mrs Cheesewolf downstairs.

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  8. YES! This poem TOTALLY speaks to me right now - this is the message the universe has been giving me. Good one, kiddo!

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  9. this one is like a song that our souls sing.loved the refrain.

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  10. I can certainly identify with this, Mario.

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  11. Good advice.

    "don't hesitate

    there is for you
    a better fate..."

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  12. like the repetition, burns into my brain the need to make sure the old is got well rid of, to give the new a better chance - great metaphor for life

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