Driving ms. uncertainty

Though I still seem to be in the driver’s seat alas! the controls have been wrested from melurching jerkily forward into the ominous darknessthe unknown road is uneven and untrodstriking fear in my faint heartthe rearview mirror shows blurred and murky imagesI know not what I seein a daze I watch time whizzing pastswallowing all memories in its wakehowever hard I try, I am unable to apply the brakesI want to pause, take stock, think and catch my shallow breaththe uncertainty sitting with certainty just above the edgeterrifies and troubles mebut inexorably, we keep moving aheadwho knows if we will reach an enchanted landwhere everything will be alrightwhere butterflies with glowing wingsand blue tipped flickering moonbeamswill dance with delightor a tenebrous abyss will gulp us downannihilating us forevercloistered mind can almost losethe thread of maturity and sanityswinging from being pensive to exuberantbut curiousity gets the better of meI am ready for this ride till the end.https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2020/06/15/what-do-you-see-34-15-june-2020/https://onewomansquest.org/2020/06/15/vjs-weekly-challenge-100-pause/


67 thoughts on “Driving ms. uncertainty

  1. Great visual images Punam πŸ™‚ my favourite lines
    “in a daze I watch time whizzing past
    swallowing all memories in its wake”
    Thanks for joining in πŸ™‚

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  2. WOW, first I love the title!! Then “blue tipped flickering moonbeams”…and the pendulum swings are so well penned and relatable!

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  3. I love this poem Punam! You perfectly describe life’s uncertainties and the fears we have as we blindly go forward each day πŸ₯°. I can’t believe you got all those prompts in there too!

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  4. Your curiosity and optimistic nature make you brave on this uncertain ride! I am in the car with you, holding onto the sides, maybe saying a curse word here and there, but yes, we must keep hope and be brave as we go forward. Well done with all the prompts as well as the hopeful message. 😍

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  5. It’s definitely been a roller coaster ride for many. Wonderfully written and the title says it all. Much uncertainty still hovers over our journey into the future. Love your description of the enchanted land. ❀

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  6. Again here…
    In my childhood I used envy those garland makers….my envy has grown over days and life, but it still remembers the threshold of my world of envy…
    They weave on…my envy weaves on…as your words weave on…a wreath of silence…the silence in between so many words…the invisible string that binds it…with love, aspiration, pain and trepidation…
    Life is morphined with an illusion that keeps on telling….between two certainties…two harshes reality…the two ends…life is just a door having nothing to gain or lose in uncertainty of entering into or exiting…just an illusive door…never certain, now or then…it is the silence in between….the string that binds two ends…as your words flow and weave on a wreath of silence…just silence in between so many words…
    Enjoyed the journey of uncertainty in my own way….in silence…
    Best regards

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  7. The wordplay is amazing. Always enriching.
    Me too ready. For I know not what surprises are hidden for me and I am curious. 😊 Thank you for this poem. 🌸

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