Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Gravity--By Sandra Stefanowich--Canada


I felt that familiar air that blew within the wind
finding myself alone on the same street again
traveling against the gravity of a different kind

watching people hurrying from place to place
trying to keep gravity from pulling them down
did they know we all hang on by the same thread?

walking the distance amongst the souls that slept
was it a peaceful dream or terrors of the unmerciful
that accompanied them under their tattered blankets

a knowing nod when they looked up into my eyes
I didn't need to say my name they already knew me
of the gravity that held them down they saw in me

of lessons that come free is the human cost of living
of threads worn thin, torn away and forever broken
residing within each of us is lies the weight of gravity

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Sandra is a self taught writer. She has been writing off and on since an early age. Most of her writing revolves around what she sees in everyday life, nature and her concerns about mankind. She enjoys reading, writing, hiking, animals and photography.


  1. Dear Sandra,

    Yes, we do all seem to hang on by a thin thread that could break anytime. Some of us can't even sleep because of the things we see when we look below.

    You are a very talented, writer, Sandra, and I think we were on the "same street" today. Excellent poem!


  2. Hi, Sandra, this is a wonderfully thought out write about which we realize is very thin for all of us. Dreams are sometime indicative of life at times and some become nightmares, sort of enlarging an off moment. In the finality, we are all "in the same boat" - love your poem! Love you! Sheri /

  3. WOW Sandra, what a poignant poem, so well written and thought out, as Sheri said. I keep telling myself hang in there, the time is closer than you think to victory over the flesh (or the natural tendency of all men to turn to the things of this world for strength to keep going) Despite the advantage the world can give us, God can give us the best advantage, is the way I look at it and am reminded daily, "Look to God and live". Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with this poem.
    Love, Charlene

  4. Hi Sandra. The tender and insightful message in "Gravity" is a blessing! I agree with everyone here that this is a well-written and thoughtful poem. So happy that you shared it with us. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  5. Your thoughts are felt by so many. Your talent touches us all - thank you for your wonderful poetry and sharing it with us...

    Rhoda Galgiani

  6. Thank you, Jack Horne, for the following--

    Sandra - beautiful and thought-provoking, my friend

  7. Well done, Sandra! Profound even! How often we forget that our lives touch others in so many ways! Wonderful write, insightful. Blessings always. Love, Audrey/Annalise