Stream of Consciousness Saturday: Above/Below

I wrote this poem moments ago with my rescue dog, Norah, in mind. Since it’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday, I didn’t change a word. In rereading, I’ll probably wish I could.
Norah was a rescue that I chose on a website. A few photos and a sales pitch was all I had to go on. She was on the last page. That gal never would have been chosen if she were at a “meet and greet” adoption site. Meek, lofty, and resigned to whatever happens, Norah wouldn’t have stood out. Commotion makes her pause. No longer a cute puppy and indifferent to new people, there likely wouldn’t have been a forever home in her future. She is the gentlest, most beautiful, soul I’ve ever encountered! A gem! I chose wisely. I love happy endings!

The one who pauses is overlooked
Above the frays yet below the immediate gratification of being noticed.

The one who pauses is shy
Above the noise yet lofty…separated from community.

The one who pauses is enchanted
Above reality yet most present.

The one who pauses observes
Above mistaken first impressions yet behind the fool hardy.

The one who pauses is blessed
Above the greedy therefore chosen by the wise.

Stream of Consciousness Saturday (#SoCS) is the brainchild of author Linda G. Hill. Every Friday, Linda provides her followers with an inspiring blogger’s prompt. It can be a word or words and sometimes bonus points are involved (my favorite). Linda asks us to write without editing, other than correcting spelling errors. Just go with the flow.

Click HERE if this type of writing floats your boat or helps with your decision-making. Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “above/below.” Use one, use both, use ’em however they inspire you. Bonus points if you use them both. Enjoy!

3 thoughts on “Stream of Consciousness Saturday: Above/Below

  1. Carol Congalton 02/13/2021 / 4:50 pm

    Love this poem! I think it can easily relate to people too!

    • Susan St.Pierre 02/13/2021 / 4:54 pm

      Yes, I loved its multiple applications. Thanks for noticing and commenting!

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