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Saturday, 14 December 2013

Poem: Hungry mind




Moonlight reaches the window
and covers up a part of the wooden floor. There you lay
in the comfort of your cotton made bedding. The scent
of your existence infused into the sheets. Your mind
hungry like a fire for new logs to burn. Thoughts
you'd steal just to see how they would fit your walls;
what kind of shadows they would cast behind;
would they be worthy of moonlight?
Needing a new thought to fight it, to challenge it,
just to see how strong it holds its ground.
Some new bone to chew upon, to break
the known system of thinking. To change
the wires in your skin. For it has been proven
to hold back the horses of your sanity.
Who does it take to remind you of the possible future
at your back? Of all the things the future picture is made of,
which elements deserve your blood and sweat?
Ghosts of the past have long since whispered
in your ears, since you were eager to listen.
Learn what you can from gazing ahead to the past
and then leave it without walking in regret. The next moment
will slip by faster if you give in to anxiety; but for the most part
worst case scenarios don't come true; they just feed
your fears, which in return cloud the skies
that you walk under. If not now, then when,
will it be a good time to feed the hunger for change?
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22 comments:

  1. gazing ahead into the past and then leave it without falling into regret...that is def an inspired line.....the hanging of thoughts they stole on the wall to see if they fit was very cool as well natasa...hope you are well and have a great holiday season...smiles.

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  2. Excellent. Really excellent. In defines my feeling of staying behind in a Europe winter. Or of quote I've read of, written on a travelling fridge: "Life is a mystery to be lived, not a problem to be solved."

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    1. love that quote...something to live by for sure.

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  3. I know this statement is well often used(overly) but still I would remark that your words resonated with me. :-)
    Gazing into the past, taking a lesson and living the moment which is now and carve a new future- that is what I am striving to do myself.
    Beautifully penned. And I especially liked that last statement/question.
    -HA

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  4. at christmas this is the best time to forget all the troubles and start doing do for a change, lovely thoughts from a thoughtful heart .

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  5. I loved the title, the picture, and adored the poem!

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  6. I like this, Natasa. I agree about the 'worst case scenarios.' They usually do not happen. But those ghosts of the past CAN indeed haunt a person!

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  7. Reading this was like looking through the window into someone's private world. The rhetorical questions are very pertinent - surely they have been asked by countless generations searching for the meaning in the every day.

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  8. I love the prose question style of writing of someone's head ~ The past can be a powerful chain and clouds the sky of the future wanting to be change ~ Enjoyed this one ~

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  9. Very thought-provoking piece, Natasá! "If not now, then when,
    will it be a good time to feed the hunger for change?" - a very good question indeed and a great way to close your poem.

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  10. i like this chain of thoughts and the conflicts....

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  11. This is a profoundly insightful poem, Natasa. I especially noted the "possible future at your back" and the "gazing ahead to the past". Your closing question is key. Fantastic write!!!!!

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  12. Lots of wisdom tucked in every line, Nataša. I'm the master of worrying over things and the things I worry about never come to pass...instead something not yet worried about will rear its ugly head. I loved this piece. It's beautiful.

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  13. sometimes lessons of the past are the eyes of tomorrow... well crafted poem with much to think about...

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  14. The trying on of the day before trying it on is familiar--others' thoughts, past attempts, etc, all to drag out the time. Nicely done in great detail. Reminds me of Caesar's "A coward dies many times before his death ..."

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  15. wow! a thought provoking piece of work.
    i liked these :"Ghosts of the past have long since whispered
    in your ears, since you were eager to listen."

    i was guilty of this at times, as seen in my recent post. :)

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  16. 'The next moment
    will slip by faster if you give in to anxiety; but for the most part
    worst case scenarios don't come true; they just feed
    your fears, which in return cloud the skies
    that you walk under.'

    The entire poem carried a strong message. Perhaps not the most artistic of your poems but certainly the one that carries a lot of thoughts. Keep it going. :)

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  17. I'm constantly anxious. Poetry writing has been taken up to change things. Let's hope it works.

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  18. Thoughtful work Natasa... With Best Wishes Scott www.scotthastie.com

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  19. an excellent question, and timely for me, too, Natasa ~ M

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