Looking for answers

I flip a few folios feverishly from the favourite one

I delve deep into the one full of know-how

I stare and stare at one without a dust cover

hoping it will enlighten me how to face this new adversary

I considered them friends all my life

friends, guides, mentors all

rushing to them as a child would to mother

turning to them for solace

to entertain me when boredom struck

and to advise me when I sought answers to esoteric questions

On rainy evenings they were by my side

on sun-soaked winter afternoons they sat with me

during late night waits they gave me company

My life was guided by them every step of the way

so when life threw a curve ball I rushed to them

but the truth is such a war has never been fought before

there is no handbook as a guide

the rules are being rewritten every day

everything is in a flux

the only constant being the bravehearts

trying to reduce the casualties tirelessly

tomorrow who knows we may be able to prevent it

but today we are at a loss against

the inexorable, invisible, invincible invader

Ah! maybe the escapism they offer

would distract me for a while from morbid thoughts

till the time…

I hope against hope.


What do you see # 23 – 30th March, 2020

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – “Enlighten” – March 30, 2020

Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge–March 31, 2020


47 thoughts on “Looking for answers

  1. Yes, Hope is the only word which will keep us hoping for Hope again.. Your pen takes away my words everytime it moves.. I have to search for them frantically, as my pen desperately wants to comment on these gemstones.. Seriously..!!! You and your words.. ❀πŸ₯°πŸ’•

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    1. You have been my constant support from the very beginning. Every time I see a comment from you, I know I have written something that is right. So, whether you write something or not or just send emojis, it means so much. Thank you, always. β€οΈπŸ€—πŸ’žπŸ˜˜


      1. I’m always there.. Your heartfelt words, your posts, all.. always fill my heart and leave me speechless.. Hope you all are well, take good care dear.. πŸ€—πŸ’•

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    1. Perhaps you are right, we are surviving each day and never have I been more grateful for this life that I had taken for granted. I am so glad you liked this one. We will tide through this one, Andrew, sharing our stories and keeping the hope alive.
      Thank you so much.


  2. Everything feels changed, and I love how this poem points toward the constants of love and hope.

    “the only constant being the bravehearts
    trying to reduce the casualties tirelessly”

    “I hope against hope.”

    I feel lucky to be able to read the way your mind sees the world. ❀️❀️

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  3. You hit the nail on the head. I read those posts on “Lessons learnt from COVID19”, and think “It os too early to arrive at conclusions. The best or worst is yet to come.” True that all the missiles and surveillance technology is of no use in fighting this war.

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  4. My dear brave-heart, your β€œI hope against hope” is so poignant and I absolutely love your words here. They so eloquently convey our strange and uncertain times. Stay well and safe. xx πŸ™

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