Healing

Day 28: Mending the Broken Places

I sit with bandaid, dressing and gauze
Wondering from where to start
It is useless to ponder about the cause
Even though I am left with a broken heart

Wondering from where to start
I decide to ignore the jagged edges
Even though I am left with a broken heart
I can avoid falling off the ledges

I decide to ignore the jagged edges
To begin the process to mend
I can avoid falling off the ledges
I must not be rigid but bend

To begin the process to mend
Dwelling on the past will not help
I must not be rigid but bend
Painful memories I should skelp

Dwelling on the past will not help
Love is the only regular salve to be used
Painful memories I should skelp
Nobody in this world is unbruised

Love is the only regular salve to be used
It is useless to ponder about the cause
Nobody in this world is unbruised
I sit with bandaid, dressing and gauze

(Written for OctPoWriMo)

Poetry Form: Pantoum

69 thoughts on “Healing

    1. Thank you, my dear Z!! The whole poem is a reminder to self because we hold on to inconsequential things that hinder the healing process. I am so glad to have you as my cheerleader! ❀️❀️

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      1. And I love being a cheerleader…though I don’t think I’d fit the uniform, nor be able to do all the moves–too old and “round”, slow and nothing close to “fit”. I picture you so elegant, exotic and slender–there, that should light up your day!! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–πŸŒΉ

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      2. Aww! Shape, age and fitness are of no consequence to the poetry cheerleaders! Their presence is enough!
        You sure have lit up my day! β€οΈπŸ’
        (Psst we will keep the pretence I am as you pictured! Lol)

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      3. Life is Better with Blogging…my new bumper sticker or badge gem πŸ™‚ Seriously though, my life is much smaller, confined, “silent” when I’m not doing a blog–the people I connect with enhance my days, inspire me on many levels (I was going to type “in many ways”…but I’m poem-fatigued πŸ™‚ ). Actually…I just might make a blog “badge” with those words (as if I need another creative project tonight…good grief!). It’s all your fault, my friend–you ‘incite’ me to creativity, haha!

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      4. Lol Mea Culpa! Life sure is better with blogging. The best part…we can move at our own pace! So take it easy, there is no rush.
        How about going to bed right now! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜΄πŸ˜΄πŸ˜΄

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      5. Hahaha, okay Mom, but I don’t wanna go to bed!!! You’re the BEST, Punam–how did I manage before I knew you…even from such distance?!πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–βœ¨ (I’m going emoji-crazy!)

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      6. I am in a mom mode most of the time! Haha! So sweet of you to say such lovely things. I am sure you were doing fabulously before! Emoji crazy is good. πŸ˜πŸ’žπŸ‘πŸΌ

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      7. I’ll bet you’re a great cook, Punam! Did your daughter(s) help you? One more question and then I’m going to bed: have you ever done NaNoWriMo, and what are your thoughts about it, i.e., serious commitment/goal, or just a fun thing to see how far you can go. I’ll see you later, when I return from Dreamland πŸ™‚ Blessings to you!πŸŒΉπŸ’–

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      8. Not a great cook but reasonably good! No, my daughter doesn’t. She is not interested in cooking. Lol
        I have been participating in NaPoWriMo(poetry) since the past three years. Not serious commitment goals…the idea is to have fun. But I do post to the prompt in the prescribed form every day. Writing every day till now has not been a problem. The day I struggle to write, I will stop writing! πŸ˜„

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      9. Yes, NaPoWriMo is a good poetry challenge in April–but I was actually asking you about Nat’l Novel Writing Month, NaNoWriMo which begins Nov 1st. Have you any thoughts about it?

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      10. I agree, poems are shorter projects!😊 I’m trying to decide if it would be too much, for me to sign up for NaNoWriMo and do the blog too…and still fit “life stuff” into each of 30 days. I have written a few novel drafts in years past…it might be fun to start a new one, with added motivation/goals. Maybe.

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      11. Ah! With novel drafts in the past, you have done fiction writing. Then you must go for it. For me it would be completely new genre and November is going to be busy on the home front.
        Go for it, I would say! πŸ™‚β€οΈ

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      12. In college, I was an English Major–so yes, lots of practice with fiction/short stories, as well as poetry, etc. Thank you for your encouragement…I’m still contemplating πŸ™‚ With major holidays here, I too am busy in November-December…I just don’t want to use that as an easy excuse. Thanks again, dear Punam!🌹

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  1. You write this pantoum with such skill, it reads like a personal mantra, a prayer, and flows in some liquid, healing salve of a way. I love this line: β€œLove is the only regular salve to be used” and I imagine you there, loving hands mending self and others with your beautiful heart. Loved this Punam, sorry I’m late to it, I get mixed up in my notifications a bit I think ❀️❀️

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    1. I learnt it from Gina! ( How I miss her, Inky and others who don’t post now!) You are so right, it is like a mantra to not let the wounds fester with hate but apply salve of love to recuperate!
      My dear, you are never late. These verses will be here waiting for your keen insight and generous encouragement. Thank you so much for always reading so beautifully. ❀️❀️

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