I will…

Unicorn chasing, life became a blur
skimming along the surface, moving swimmingly
unexpected storms caused untold turbulence
in the ocean of sleep
despondency, a thin blanket
tattered with bullet holes of memories
barely covers the aching bones of drudgery
shivering uncontrollably I look for a lining of comfort but there’s none
I try to sit still spinning the fine threads of tumultuous thoughts
whys, whats and whens tie me in inextricable knots
reminiscences of days bygone,
when the mathematics of life eloquently overcame the geography of living,
chain me, hindering further movement
the sun seems so far off;
a shrivelled dream in a firmament gone black
all the nows are steeped in a charcoal haze
rushing crazily into a vortex of helplessness
I write my name with cold and disobedient fingers
the outline of anaemic morning filters through the half open gaze
I had been blind to the secret door that leads within
light, a deep drink from the sapphire skies,
suffuses my being with anticipation
I bid adieu to the thorny consequences of pretty wishes
which with their propensity to waylay have me fumbling feral like
today I am determined to form constellations
from my thoughts languishing like fallen stars.

https://reinventionsreena.wordpress.com/2021/01/28/reenas-exploration-challenge-170/

Watch the video below πŸ‘‡πŸΌ

What do you see # 67 – February 1 2021

66 thoughts on “I will…

  1. A courageous poem Punam, and I adored this thought provoking piece…
    “when the mathematics of life eloquently overcame the geography of living,
    chain me, hindering further movement”

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  2. Intense piece! The lines

    a thin blanket
    tattered with bullet holes of memories

    are haunting, but

    today I am determined to form constellations
    from my thoughts languishing like fallen stars.

    is awesomely inspiring.

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  3. Unbelievable piece. You took my breath away ❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️

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  4. Loved the video. A great one to share with youth. Tremendous write. The line that jumped out for me was “when the mathematics of life eloquently overcame the geography of living,” I think in our youth we start with the geography, the creative problem solving, but soon become bogged down in the calculations. Like Ivor said, thought provoking.

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  5. What a splendid piece in every way. Your words spill out in a dreamtime sequence, then wade through despondency and helplessness to emerge with those final two lines of determination to create.

    Just wow, Punam! *sharing*

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  6. powerful, you really conquered this one!

    It’s all within and we all have it, if we can only wade thru all our obstacles [of our own making] we can tap into the insight and wisdom that ooze thru this one sis πŸ™‚

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  7. Going beyond chasing illusions, escaping oppression, and overcoming our own mistakes, we can take our broken dreams and rebuild our lives into something splendid, and maybe do it more than once! Such a powerful and inspiring poem, Punam! Very thought-provoking. ❀

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  8. Wow!! Wow!! Wow!! You are truly an amazing poet, the metaphors you come up with! I’m amazed with your creation, you are one of a kind!! You are an inspiration. Thanks for this wonderful write, Ma’am. πŸ™‚

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