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up and down

Up and down
I’m an ocean
I’ll never drown
Connected to love’s devotion

Up and down
I am free
My smile is my crown
My aura is my tree

Up and down
Soaking in change
Living from my galaxy’s town
I’ll never derange

Down and up
Liquid light fills my cup
I am a cherished love
Floating within and above

stop

Riding the sun on a beam
Sailing the ocean on a dream
I land on a hope
Jumping this eternal rope
Something inside is calling
Something outside is falling
Following the paradox’s rustle
I lean into the hustle
My heart stops to beat
My mind stops to become complete
My intuition stops to listen
My soul stops to glisten
And it’s in those stops, I see
Life is a stop
Of a bigger degree

blood, sweat, tears

Some say, “I’ll give you all my blood, sweat, and tears”
As though love and fulfillment take so many years
But when I found you in me
All I said was, “I trust you”
And you opened my reality to every view
You believed in all our conversations
Manifested my dreams through our declarations
And even though I did give you all my blood, sweat, and tears
You would’ve been there even if I didn’t for years
You always found your way in my ears
I could never hide
From your powerful guide
As I let those words dive
I feel our little jive
I hear my eyes smile
And it’ll last a while
Because through all my blood, sweat, and tears
You’ll be with me through every single mile
And as I realize you are me, how could one have any fears?

Which poem (instinct) is your favorite? I’d so love to hear!! All poems and images created by Ace. Be fearless and free 🖤

70 comments on “The Instinct Series

  1. Rabbia says:

    Up and down is my favorite 💓😊
    “Up and down
    I am free
    My smile is my crown
    My aura is my tree”
    Love it 😍

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    1. Ace says:

      Aww Rabbia, thank you so much!! I really appreciate you sharing your favorite and quoting it, so kind of you! Grateful for your support, always! Much love, dear friend 🖤🤗

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  2. eob2 says:

    Your gut feelings are your instincts and should be followed, because more often than not your get gets it right. 😊💙

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    1. Ace says:

      YES YES YES, I 1,000% agree with you! So wisely and perfectly said. Thank you for thoughtfully reading and sharing your beautiful thoughts. Appreciate you, my friend 🖤🤗

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      1. eob2 says:

        You’re welcome. 😊💙

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  3. So beautiful Ace ❤️❤️ All are good. If I have to pick a favorite, I’ll pick Stop 🙂

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    1. Ace says:

      Thank you so much!! Aww I’m so happy to hear that!! Your support and kind words truly mean more than I can say. Hugs and love, my dear friend 🖤🤗

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      1. My pleasure Ace 🙂

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  4. I loved all of them. Each one is beautiful and special 😍
    Well done, Ace. And you nailed the rhyming too. I can rarely do that. Kudos to you, my amazing poetess friend ❤️🤗

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    1. Ace says:

      Aww Shweta, you make my day!! Thank you so much!! Ah I’m so happy to hear that…rhyming is kind of my thing 🤪. I know you can, my amazing friend!! Your support and loving words truly touch me and leave me so inspired, grateful for you!!! 🖤🤗

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      1. Always a pleasure, Ace 😃❤️
        Keep entertaining us with your work ❤️🤗

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  5. Aditi Anvita says:

    All are amazing, I especially love the first one, “Up and down”
    “I’ll never drown
    Connected to love’s devotion”
    These lines are so well penned.

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    1. Ace says:

      Aww thank you so much, Anvi!!! I’m so glad to hear that and how kind of you to quote it, I’m deeply touched!!! Your support and comments always mean a lot to me, you’re amazing!! Lots of love, dear friend 🖤🤗

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  6. “Riding the sun on a beam
    Sailing the ocean on a dream”
    Very lovely💙

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    1. Ace says:

      Thank you so much!!! Those are some of my favorite lines too!!! Appreciate you and your continuous support, truly means a lot. Much love, my friend 🤗🖤

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  7. All are lovely and touch me in a special way.🙏🏾🤗

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    1. Ace says:

      Awwww ☺️ I am thrilled to hear that!! Thank you so much, means a lot! Appreciate you, dear friend 🖤🤗

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  8. Absolutely beautiful Ace! All three are brilliantly written . They each have an excellent and unique flow. I personally can not pick a favorite, they are all so good. Well done as always. You are amazing my friend.❤️

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    1. Ace says:

      Thank you so much, dear Grace!!! That truly means a lot coming from the queen of flows!!! YOU are amazing, my dear friend!!! Appreciate you and your endless support so much, truly means more than I can say!!! Hugs and love 🖤🤗

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      1. Truly my pleasure.💕

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  9. MariaTeresa says:

    Each one of these poems lends energy of light and loving the next. The flow is intensely loving and creatively expressed. Liquid light indeed🌠 I often view the Sun in that way. Beauty’s Ace, simply beautiful 😍

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    1. Ace says:

      Thank you so much, my dearest friend!!! Your comments always fill my heart with liquid light!! And I love how you say you view the Sun that way, I’d never thought of it like that! Your loving words and support truly go a long way, I’m so deeply touched and eternally grateful. Love you, beautiful friend 🤗🖤

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  10. Navin says:

    Dear Ace, the poems that you’ve just shared….aren’t just some lines that you sketch….it’s the Universe that you paint….it’s the Love that you spread….it’s the Wise that you reflect….it’s an honor to truly sense….the energies & vibration that you send….I’m in pure awe, I just wanna say….I don’t layer my words when I state….they are raw & bare naked….pls don’t mind my lengthy comment….this freestyle is the way I express….my gratitude to you – fearless free being, pls accept🙏✨❤️💫

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    1. Ace says:

      Awww dear Navin, how could I not accept your deeply touching and loving words?? I feel each one of them as they soak into my soul, I am forever grateful to you!!! You always leave such supportive, kind and inspiring comments – truly means more than I can say!! Thank you for being incredibly YOU…blessed to know you, my dear friend!!!! Lots of love, always 🖤🤗

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  11. Jeff Flesch says:

    I wholeheartedly agree with Navin, dearest Ace. You are creating a bridge of hope, inspiration, freedom, vulnerability, and transformation for all of your readers. I adore all three poems, and they speak of you as the human being you are. Miraculous. Utterly beautiful, my dear friend. ❤🤗❤

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    1. Ace says:

      Awww Jeff, you are the best!!! I always get excited to see your name pop up in my notifications…your supportive comments truly brighten my days! Thank you for everything, my dear friend 🙏🏻🙏🏻. Appreciate you so much 🖤🤗

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      1. Jeff Flesch says:

        You’re most welcome, Ace. It is always my pleasure. Always!! Awe, thank you, I feel the same way about you, my friend. I always look forward to reading from you and listening to you!! Sending love!! 🤗❤

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  12. The poem Stop drew me in fully, each line felt so beautifully crafted and spoke to me clearly. While I agree with how Jeff said it above, this time I did pick a favorite because it’s just me today. You are incredible with all 3 poems. Just Amazing Ace 💛✨✨✨

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    1. Ace says:

      Awww you are so amazing, my dearest friend! I am so lucky to be read by you…your wise, supportive and always touching words mean more than I can say! I’m so glad to hear Stop was your favorite! Thank you for your endless support, it has such a special place in my heart 🖤🤗

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      1. 💛💝❣️

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  13. haoyando says:

    Your wonderful spirit is so free and so fearless. I am totally impressed.

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    1. Ace says:

      Awwwww ☺️ you’re just the best!!! What kind and touching words, I’ll cherish them in my heart forever!!! Your loving support and encouragement truly inspires me. Much love, my friend 🖤🤗

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  14. Sonali says:

    I loved all three of them! ♥♥

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    1. Ace says:

      Thank you so much, dear Sonali 🖤🖤🤗

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  15. caitpoetry says:

    These are so well written Ace, they’re all so beautifully done! I love the last poem the most, you’ve explored the concept of trust and fulfilment so well. Much love and I hope that you are doing well ❤ ❤

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    1. Ace says:

      Aww thank you so much, Cait!!! That’s my favorite poem too!! I really appreciate your support and kind words, truly means a lot coming from one of my favorite writers!! I am well, thank you!!! Hope you’re well too, lots of love 🖤🖤🤗

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  16. akshita1776 says:

    Lovely!!
    My fav us the up and down part and rhyming is also on point

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    1. Ace says:

      Thank you so much!!!! Aww I am so glad to hear that, your support means the world to me!!! Hugs and love, dear friend 🖤🤗

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      1. akshita1776 says:

        Absolutely my pleasure 🤗🖤🖤

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  17. Geo says:

    Blood, sweat, and tears is the bomb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Ace says:

      Ah thank you, bro! Glad to hear it, it’s my fav too!! 🖤🤗

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  18. This so AMAZING, Ace!!! My favourite is the up and down part!!! You’re such an awesome writer and my favourite person here, on WordPress. 😍
    Keep going, my dear friend!!! I’m waiting to see more of your work 💫

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    1. Ace says:

      Awww Geet, favorite person on WP?!? You are the BEST!!!! What a touching thing to say, I’ll remember it forever!!! I appreciate you and your support more than you could know, thank you for always being there. I feel so truly blessed to have a friend like you!!! Love you 🖤🤗🤍

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      1. It’s my pleasure, Ace. Love you ❤️

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  19. KK says:

    Three colours of life and your instincts, all brilliantly depicted by you like a talented word-painter. So effortlessly, but so emphatically. It was a treat to read all of them. Keep shining, Ace😊💐

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    1. Ace says:

      Aww KK, thank you so much!! I am beyond touched by your beyond kind words! This means even more to me coming from such a special word-painter 🤗! So grateful for you and your always thoughtful comments, you’re awesome. Much love 🤗🖤

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  20. I loved ‘Stop’, it captured reality with brilliance. The flow is excellent, eloquently weaved ❤️

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    1. Ace says:

      Thank you so much!!! Aww I’m so touched to hear that, means more than I can say. I truly appreciate you stopping by and supporting…I’ve seen your name float around a lot and it’s so good to connect!!! Much love, my new friend 🤗🖤

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      1. Ahh, this comment warmed my heart ❤️
        It’s a pleasure to read you, dear!

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  21. Rahul Gaur says:

    I just loved ‘Stop’ because the line ‘life is a stop of a bigger degree’ just made me stop and gaze in amazement at this thought! Wow!
    Really found the idea of this post quite interesting. Keep slaying!

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    1. Ace says:

      Thank you so much, Rahul!!! Yes, that’s definitely one of my favorite lines in this series. Aww you’re so kind, your encouragement truly means the world to me! Thank you for being in my corner and supporting me, I appreciate you 🤗🖤

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  22. Filarance says:

    Hello my sweetie..! Awwww..! Dear, you are awesome..! I’m saying you’re awesome..! Really no one is like you..! Ahhh..! I’m speechless..! What a marvelous, fantastic, fabulous, Amazing, awesome, wonderful, beautiful poem..! I lost for words..! I don’t know how to express about your marvelous work..! You are the light..! You are the sunshine..! You are the star..! Oh my dear..! I can’t pick one I can pick all of your poemssss..! 1000+ poems I can pick..! I don’t even know what’s my favourite poem..! Each and every poem are my favourite..! And dear ace, today I was little sad. And I want some motivation so what I did you know? Just i open WP and searched fearless free soul..! And took 10+ motivation poem of yours and read after that I became very powerful and strong..! I became very bold and brave..! You are the power..! You are a princess my cute girl..! And in this 3 poem I love the imagery very much..! And you know one thing your poems always give me a peace and feel like I’m in the wonderful garden with my beautiful friend ace..! I’m in love with your poems dear..! You are an angel..! Keep shinning my dear friend..!🤗🤗✨✨

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    1. Ace says:

      Filarance, you make my week!!! Your comments are truly one of the best parts of my WordPress journey!!! I’m so happy to hear my poems made you feel better, that truly means the world to me. That’s always been my hope with my writing, so your kind words will live on in my heart forever!!!! You’re just the best, my sweet friend!!!! I appreciate you more than words can say!!! Thank you for always showering me with love and an abundance of support, you’re amazing!!!! I promise I’m in the garden with you, my dear Filarance!!!! That is such a touching thing to say ☺️. YOU are an angel!!! Love you, my dearest friend 🤗🖤

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      1. Filarance says:

        Awwww..! Dear ace, I’m really flattered by your words..! I think I never going to wake up..! Your words really means to the world for me..! Awwww..! I’m speechless..! Reading your comment is blessings to my eyes..! You are a sweetheart..! And you’re very welcome sweetie..! Absolutely it’s my pleasure..! I will always shower you with my constant love and support..! Woww..! I’m very happy to hear from you my dear..! You are a princess..! Love you, my lovely friend..!🤗🤗

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  23. Diana says:

    You are a star, Ace! You truly are! Always full of positivity and brilliance in her words. Each piece is a medal on its own! I think I’m going to call you Ace Of Space!! 🎖️❤️🙏😊😊. Stay blessed and keep shining dear one!! ❤️❤️😘💐🌹🙏

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    1. Ace says:

      Awww Diana, you are just the best! I smile so big reading all your precious comments. I promise you all your loving words are glued to my heart eternally!!! Ace of Space, that is just the sweetest!!! Thank you so much for your endless support, means more than I can say!!! Love you 🤗🖤

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  24. I found my voice says:

    I love all 3, but “,up and down” has to be my favourite as I can feel it as I read it. It’s a feeling. However, “blood, sweat and tears” resonates with me so much. You are very talented❤

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    1. Ace says:

      Thank you so much for reading and appreciating, Marie!!! You are so kind! Blood, sweat and tears is my favorite too. I’m thrilled to hear they resonate with you, brings big smiles! Aww you’re the best 🖤🖤

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  25. Hey! Just reaching out to let you know that you’ve been nominated for the Brainstorm Award: graceofthesun.com/2021/06/23/its-the-brainstorms-award/
    If your blog is award free, please disregard, I totally understand and am just taking this opportunity to show you how much I value your work. Much love and congratulations!!

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  26. Wow, I’ve never seen you use rhyme to this extent before. It’s interesting to see poets experiment with different stylistic devices and their potential effects. Up and Down felt like something we might anaylse in our Literature class! The repetition was used perfectly – especially when you broke the pattern at the last stanza and defied expectations by flipping the repeated phrase. I also loved the anthropomorphism of the natural elements that you described. The lines were short but each painted a beautifully descriptive image and the rhyme provided the perfect frame/structure which helped to tie the whole thing together. You should be really proud of that one! The others were great too – Stop continued with the exploration of rhyme’s potential use, but I liked how it had a different purpose in that poem.

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    1. Ace says:

      Aww thank you so much, dear friend!!! Ah I do rhyme a lot in most of my poetry, it’s fun for me and I think it adds a better flow. Aww you’re so kind!! I’m so elated to hear that!! You leave the most thoughtful and touching comments, words truly can’t describe how much it means to me!! Appreciate you, your inspiring support and loving encouragement – you truly are amazing!!!! Lots of love and hugs, dearest friend 🖤🤗

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  27. Each one is special in it’s way dear Ace.❤️❤️ But to pick the favourite, I’ll choose up and down! 😊😊 I could connect myself with those lines. Beautifully penned dear Ace. Keep up the great work. 👏👏🤝

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    1. Ace says:

      Awww thank you so much, my lovely Preeths!!! I’m so happy the words connected with you. I am beyond grateful to you for your deeply touching encouragement and love – you’re just the best!!! Love you, my amazing friend 🖤🖤

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  28. AMAZING!!! I can feel the beauty of it all!! Awesome visuals, too. You really connect all the lines and angels and make everything feel complete!

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    1. Ace says:

      Aww thank you so much, Ben!! I’m so happy to hear that, means a lot coming from you!! I’m always so touched and grateful for your support! Much love 💚💙

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      1. You’re welcome!!! Lots of love back to you! 💚💙

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  29. PauliAtomic says:

    WOW, such wonderful work! A few favorite gems: the switch to “Down and up” in the last stanza of the first poem, and the meditative last three lines of “Stop”. You are such a resounding poet!

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    1. Ace says:

      Awwww you make my day!!!! The last three lines of Stop are some of my favorite lines too!!! I really appreciate your kind support and thoughtful words, you’re amazing!!! Lots of love 🤗🖤

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    1. Ace says:

      🥰🖤🤗

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