Unmistakably Meant to Be


photo © Carolyn C Meltzer 2017, ‘Standalone’

CC Meltzer Photography

© Carolyn C. Meltzer, CC Meltzer Photography

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Sometimes lost becomes our worst pretender

as whispers of direction astray in the wind

Questions hang in a wasteland of confusion

barren, discarded in reckless abandon

Born as a seedling with arms entangled

our cry the voice of new life and breathing

Blood coursing through veins, tiny limbs extending

reaching out, little beauty begins its journey


Alone on a landscape and rising above

impossible surroundings, desolate, vacuous

Voices rest insecurities tending

we are bathed in contentment as life meant to be

And yes, we stand alone in the spirit of many

as one we are ultimate and sole provider

Our limbs to the soil and outward reaching

as light-years turning pages of history


As lone as the withering sun in its setting

turns light into darkness, the night will fall

Moonlight, effervescent austerity glowing

companion in the presence, we find our way

For the dawn brings a comfort of days in longing

salient tangibility hanging in the balance

Discovery merging, our purpose unfolds

You and I unmistakably meant to be

In this, a continuing series, I am honored and excited to share a collaborative undertaking with gifted Atlanta, Georgia photographer Carolyn C. Meltzer titled ‘Stunning Visuals In Verse’ pairing my own original written verse through the inspiration of Carolyn’s striking photographic images. One of the most fundamental means to enhance poetry’s reader experience is through the pairing of stunning photographic images in a union of compelling and inspired perceptions that only the individual reader can fully embrace.

Discover Carolyn’s extraordinary gift for capturing breathtaking visuals of life and the remarkable beauty of our natural surroundings. I truly felt compelled to present her breathtaking images alongside my poetic verse in a unified representation of creative arts endeavor embracing the extraordinary elements of nature that touch our heart, mind and soul.

To my readers I implore that you visit the website of Carolyn C. Meltzer, linked beneath the accompanying photo or by clicking the image itself, to explore and experience the beauty and wonderment of her subjects through an accomplished camera lens, the fine art of photography. Share in the emotions and spirit of creative and artistic collaboration through visuals in verse.


Care for and protect our natural environment…our very existence depends on it.

© Don MacIver & Carolyn C Meltzer, 2017; Stunning Visuals in Verse 2017


2 thoughts on “Unmistakably Meant to Be

  1. You continue to stretch here emotionally , Don – which is great to see… And you bring things nicely to a close…


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