Making sense

I sit still in the pockets of stillness

holding delicately the errant heart

suspended between
the harsh and loud crashing waves of accusations

mulling over the razor-sharp words

and the wounds left on my wrists

inverted query marks that question your maps

of which way the relationship should head

cynical assertions mock simplistic way of looking at life

my views are like a lost alphabet alone and adrift

in the vast seas of sardonic know-allism

now when I look back at that naive, gullible person

I wonder was that really me?

My crumbling thoughts are doctored to sync with others’

the debris of such thinking falls in undulating patterns

it is a miracle that still some sense can be made

of the free-flowing bonds that keep us tied to each other

our silence often embellished with pregnant pauses

But where others see potential of emptiness

I see an ocean of turbulent continuity.

Written for Reena’s Exploration Challenge #112


47 thoughts on “Making sense

  1. Oops, my reply posted before I was finished!! I hadn’t yet got to your concluding lines. Such a beautiful way to look at these parts of a relationship “turbulent continuity” ❤️❤️

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    1. I’ll continue with my response here. 🙂
      The prompts were such that I had to look at this side of relationships. But you know me…couldn’t help injecting a bit of optimism! 🙂❤️❤️
      Thanks a lot, my dear. ❤️

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  2. Wow Wow Wow, Punam…every line is so vibrant, as though your heart is a tuning fork. I couldn’t choose a favorite among them…I remain ever-awed by your poetry ❤

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  3. What a beautiful, but heartbreaking story you have woven into the prompts! But ‘turbulent continuity’ takes the case.

    Mental abuse is so real, but it is often dismissed as an overactive imagination or hypersensitivity.

    Thanks for joining in!

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    1. Thanks a lot, Reena. If it is beautiful, half the credit goes to your prompts, for they just took my hand and wrote this!
      We never talk much about mental abuse but it is so prevalent and the perpetrators are not even aware of the havoc they create!
      You are welcome and thanks for the wonderful prompts.

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      1. That’s a great coincidence then! But when coincidence keep recurring again and again, one can’t help but wonder… if that’s all it is or you’re just being humble. 😉

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  4. that errant heart may lead to potential loneliness, Punam i so appreciated how you strung the phrases together, only you make sense of the most abstract feelings

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