Poetry of the Soul

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn. ~Thomas Gray

I’ve found June 1, 2010

Filed under: poetry — laurenmichelleotheim @ 3:06 pm

The best way

to move on with your life

is to pick up the puzzle pieces

and try to place all the edges first.

From there you push together

each different colored middle

cardboard scrap until they

jumble in your arms.

Don’t be surprised if you

accidentally drop a piece

or two into someone else’s

puzzle, that just means

the new hole in your’s will

be filled by a fresh color when

they drop one of their’s.

(c) Lauren Otheim – 2010
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21 Responses to “I’ve found”

  1. brian Says:

    smiles. this gave me a smile thinking of all the colorful collages that no longer look anything like they origina intended but more beautiful in some ways…

  2. Jingle Says:

    beautiful poem!

  3. Joe Suzz Says:

    I am terrible at puzzles. but it is true that life is a bit of give and take and sometimes the puzzle pieces dont fit perfectly but the new color added makes life beautiful. -joe

    • Haha, I am terrible at puzzles too! But my cousins love them so I still attempt to make one every 2 years at family reunions… I do love collages though, and puzzles made a much better metaphor 🙂

  4. Mike Says:

    Great poem! I love the conversational tone of your writing. It really shows the strength of your creativity.

  5. trisha Says:

    loved the beautiful, optimist poem. 🙂

  6. fiveloaf Says:

    “^o^” awesome!

  7. Jingle Says:


    Please help send hugs and good wishes to Viola and Ibok…
    thanks a ton!

  8. Seth Says:

    well done. makes me reflect how many of my holes have been filled with other puzzle pieces

  9. Such a nice poetry you got there comparing our live with a puzzle.. and your blog is wonderful 🙂

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