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Monday, 15 June 2015

Poem: Deep inside

photo by Toni Frissell


you can't recall the moment is starts
how it becomes like a haven you always searched for
somewhere away from those who can't relate
building yourself through these miniature storms
until nothing else feels like home

you only realize the strange comfort if brings
and how often you dive into it, like it's the air you breathe
familiar waves surrounding your thoughts
but you don't feel the sadness that clings to your lungs
becoming your second skin

let the storms pass, before they take you
like the ocean, you too can calm yourself

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Written for the Mag #272


21 comments:

  1. Being strong mentally and spiritually.............nothing can conquer us.

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  2. Our trials can isolate us and while there can be a comfort in it it can be a false comfort leaving us feeling so alone

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  3. let the storms pass, before they take you
    like the ocean, you too can calm yourself

    Loved the closing lines :D

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  4. Inspiring ending couplet. Let the storms pass.. yes, holding on to them drains us so easily. Lovely verse.

    Leo @ I Rhyme Without Reason.

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  5. calmness is there but one has to let the storm pass which is at times almost impossible...inner torment nicely captured....

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  6. Ah, we can find a way to get through the storms.....one day at a time, I think.

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  7. The thought of sadness being like a second skin...wow, stunning...and then the idea of being able to calm oneself like the ocean...that is vastly powerful.

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  8. I love this message: like the ocean, you too can calm yourself. Beautiful and true!

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  9. I like this. It is something so reasuring to read when in the midst of turmoil. I'll save it for those inevitable storms.

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  10. I think we often let the sadness creep inside and weigh us down.. maybe we should get rid of some before venturing out on the ocean.

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  11. it takes to process everything especially in life. giving up should not be an option

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  12. May we all find this kind of heavens! There are times when we truly need them.

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  13. Yes, the storm will pass and we'll be stronger ... love the imagery & metaphor of the calm ocean :)

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  14. This really spoke to me - a thoughtful and inspiring piece on introspection and taking ownership ... beautifully rendered.

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  15. Writing is definitely one way to calm the storm, or find our way through it,

    Elizabeth

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  16. The worst of things can become safe havens - but in reality they bury us deeper within ourselves and if we are not careful we become unreachable..it is wise to try and calm yourself before anything or anyone takes you away

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  17. Natasa,

    I think we all conserve a part of us, for ourselves only. A place of private reflection, especially when bad times arrive..Enjoyed this poem very much.
    Eileen

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  18. Being mindful of what you are doing is important to avoid the traps we all fall into.

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  19. Your use of the second person makes this poem seem as if it is intended for the reader - quite a sense of intimacy is achieved.

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  20. Nice piece and well concluded.
    ZQ

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