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A Soft Place To Fall. Thursday November 13, 2014

I was looking for a soft place to fall,
In this world of hard knocks.
I was looking for somewhere to shelter,
In amongst the sharp rocks.

What do you see,
When you look inside me?
What do you see,
When you look inside you?

In amongst the grains of sand,
Is a life of joy.
In amongst the fiery hands,
Is the life of a little boy.

In amongst the conformity,
Is a new wild life.
In amongst the entropy,
Is the release from strife.

Lean on me,
As I find myself.
Lean on me,
As I step down from the shelf. (of tribal norms)


Time to breathe,
Time to seek,
Time to leave,
No life for the meek.

I was looking for a soft place to fall,
In this world of hard knocks.
I was looking for somewhere to shelter,
In amongst the sharp rocks.

It was always there,
Inside me.
It was waiting there,
Waiting for me,
Waiting to 'be'.

So......what are you waiting for?

Is fear holding you back?

When are you REALLY going to 'be' you?

Les a Moodscope member.

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Hopeful One Thu, Nov 13th 2014 @ 7:26am

Hi Les- just fantastic.Your poetic ability is a joy and the sentiments expressed chime with me today. May you be happy. May you go in peace.

Melanie Lowndes Thu, Nov 13th 2014 @ 7:45am

Hi Les, thank you for your beautiful poem. Melanie x

Anonymous Thu, Nov 13th 2014 @ 8:35am

Beautifully done Les.

Bunnykins Thu, Nov 13th 2014 @ 9:24am

Thank you for the poem, it's really helpful :)

Julia Thu, Nov 13th 2014 @ 10:53am

Do you think Les that the "real me" is however we feel at the time? I have always struggled with who I really am. I can be quite gregarious, funny and self confident and at other times I am exactly the opposite. I prefer being full of self confidence with that high feeling. I suppose I am a bit of both but never on the same day. Anyway thanks for the poem Les. I did like it.

Anonymous Thu, Nov 13th 2014 @ 11:19am

Dear Les; what a wonderful poem; and how challenging! My answers to your questions ... Don't know / yes / don't know
I am struggling at the moment to move on; sometimes I feel so empty and useless and inadequate ... oh dear now I am crying ... Rationally I know that I am not useless and inadequate, but it is how I feel if I really look inside; so I prefer not to look. Your poem has really hit home today Les; thank-you (I think!). Not sure where I go from here ... Frankie

Julia Thu, Nov 13th 2014 @ 12:09pm

Hi Frankie. I have just read your comment. I am so sorry you are down. Julia x

Julia Thu, Nov 13th 2014 @ 12:12pm

I am sorry Frankie. I have mislaid your email address. Do email me when you feel like it. Juliax

Les Thu, Nov 13th 2014 @ 2:02pm

Hi Frankie

What you 'know' (IQ) doesn't matter if you cannot 'feel' (EQ) good.

Which is the danger of schooling (IQ) to true education (EQ) and of course the Wests reliance on qualifications (IQ competence) rather than qualities (EQ character).

Give your email (if you wish) to Caroline at and we'll explore..........that is an offer of where to go....... :-)

Crying is good............admitting crying is even better...........things are 'moving'....and you have the energy to cry....and thus the energy to also to say 'bye' to it as well............

"Care provides a conduit for our spirit's expression in the midst of our social existence. The more we truly care, the more we'll come to know ourselves and others. Care provides the key to unlocking our potential and making it real." Doc Childre and Howard Martin,


Les Thu, Nov 13th 2014 @ 2:04pm

Thanks guys


Les Thu, Nov 13th 2014 @ 2:05pm



Les Thu, Nov 13th 2014 @ 2:06pm

Hi Bunnykins (fab name)

Make sure you 'act' or explore with someone, why it was 'really helpful' with it...


Les Thu, Nov 13th 2014 @ 2:14pm

Hi Julia


My view is that unless you really know why you are different each day and can thus control it........then something else is controlling you.

People like me who are triggered by others who are inconsistent and thus not 'safe' (due to my violent alcoholic father) would probably struggle with you....and move away from rather than you would raise fears in our inner child...due to your constant switching. Yet that someone could be your kindred spirit..................??

So - are you doing Moodscope each day to start to identify why you are the way your are each day and then to, if you want to of course - which it sounds as tho you do - start to become more and more the self confident one?

What is it that triggers that fall from self confidence? Home / work? Comments / feelings? Insecurity / ridicule? Situations / observations. Go seek............

"Finding the centre of strength within ourselves is in the long run the best contribution we can make to our fellow men." Rollo May


Julia Thu, Nov 13th 2014 @ 2:29pm

Thanks as always for your help Les. If I get a good night's sleep (deep sleep) then I am self confident and high the day following. If I sleep lightly, then the next day, I am not like that, in fact as I said the opposite. It's too complex to discuss on this site and anyway, I really do not want to detract from your blog today which is a great poem. (I like the Rollo May quote, one I didn't know about so thank you)

Les Thu, Nov 13th 2014 @ 8:25pm

Hi Julia

email me if you want through Caroline hassle.

Anonymous Thu, Nov 13th 2014 @ 8:51pm

Dear Les;
Thank-you; I have emailed Caroline as you so kindly offered ...
Bye for now

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