all a download                                                             

experiences you’ve had
voices you’ve heard
thoughts you’ve embraced
words you’ve spoken

encased in your vibration
now part of your DNA
even from generations back

the ugly and the beautiful
the joy and the sorrow
the pain and the forgiveness
the future and the past

render you whole and complete


 Fade by Nick Gentry
You can see more of his work at

Thank you dVerse Poets Pub for this inspiring prompt.


About Sabra Bowers

Poet / Blogger / Writer
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33 Responses to Download

  1. Kathy says:

    LOVE this Sabra! Defining words to start the new year.

  2. brian miller says:

    i guess we down load and assimilate…it is interesting all that comes before us and is encoded in us from the lives of our ancestors….perhaps we carry a little part of them along…..

  3. danielb59 says:

    all that we have been, we are

  4. Mary says:

    Ah, each person is ‘whole and perfect’ in his/her own way! All experiences contribute to a perfect whole.

  5. Grace says:

    Indeed we are, I admire the graceful acceptance ~ Best time of our life to finally embrace all that we are ~ Thanks for joining in Sabra ~

    • Sabra Bowers says:

      Thank you for the prompt, Grace. I enjoyed learning about Gentry’s art. I try to gracefully accept. I believe it is the road to happiness. Thanks for your visit. 🙂

  6. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Some of us that believe in past lives feel that our DNA is the key to everything, genetic memory, instinct, genius, talent; very creative take on the Artwork prompt.

  7. So true, Sabra–that last line is a keeper. Enjoyed much.

  8. I like this a lot.. We are a mosaic of everything – has to be perfect ( even the ugly )

  9. So true..and even with the medium of T.V… so many voices recorded in our subconscious and all those voices ON STILL.. drifting into the twilight of wake and sleep..

    And now for so many years with IT ALL turned off.. finally that voice…

    is mine alone..:)

  10. Gabriella says:

    I like how you make us see that we are the sums of the good as well as the bad but that it does not make us less perfect.

  11. claudia says:

    whole and perfect… there’s so many things we collect over the years… and they all make us what we are… and in the end it’s good

  12. Imelda says:

    Beautifully done, Sabra. 🙂

    • Sabra Bowers says:

      Thank you, Imelda. Glad to see you poeming again. Love your photography, too.

      • Imelda says:

        Thanks, Sabra. 🙂 writing is still difficult for me. It feels like I am scratching the bottom of the barrel. But I am reluctant to be completely discouraged. 🙂

        All the best to you and I am glad to read more from you, too. 🙂

  13. It’s a little scary, isn’t it? But maybe if more people realized that their words and actions are embedded into themselves, forever, they’d be more careful…? But perhaps I should relax and just read your beautiful poem not as a warning, but as an identification of what makes us whole.

    • Sabra Bowers says:

      It can be a little scary, Pam. Knowing it can’t be undone. Yes, poetry can be read in different ways and always the reader makes of it what she will. Glad to see you! Thanks for sharing your thoughts wtih me. 🙂

  14. Poet Laundry says:

    Yes, all those things contribute to the whole of us. I like where you took this prompt!

  15. Sabra, I love Nick Gentry’s work. Funny, my post this week involves thoughts swirling, but in a different way. You are right in this: All we think contributes to our wholeness. Our uniqueness. Thanks for visiting me. Peace, Amy

  16. I was looked at like I had four heads having the sentiment that all is imprinted in our dna from the past and what we past on. Thank you

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