Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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Poem: Barren

Quote of the day: 

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. 

Beware the barrenness
Of a busy life
Because it becomes so easy
To disappear into the void
Usually a dark and scary place
With no window to the outside world
Like trying to navigate a pitch-dark room
To find a light switch
With calculated steps
And hands spread out
To aid the unsteadiness
Tracing contours
Lines and patterns
Like lovers exploring
Every flesh of skin
Where is the relief
Where is the hope
Why is the loss of colour so profound
This darkness bearing down
Beware, beware.

Peace. Love. Light* 

Current Listen: Robert Cray -Smoking Gun


  1. Beware indeed. It happens slowly and quietly, sometimes without awareness, as we start to Hide away from every hurt and disappointment.

    Lovely poem

  2. There is a lot of light being shone in the USA these days.

  3. We have to make time to stop, breathe and look around.

  4. Thanks a lot for the interesting post! Have a nice evening)

  5. Thanks. We remain vigilant and also nurturing Light!

  6. This poem is absolutely profound. Beware, beware!

  7. This one really has me thinking!

  8. What a beautiful, thought-provoking poem!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. Poem read to me as a dark ages prison..put together well.

  10. I like this one.

    And the quote.

  11. That is a fabulous poem. A little dark and maybe even sad as you read it, but you do have a way with words. :)

  12. And yet, in the void. In the space between the light, a chance to take a moment from the busy-ness of life and to breathe. To contemplate. To dream.

  13. Haunting. Very thought provoking.

  14. A very timely warning. Sometimes we can't see how vacant a busy life can be. Love that quote.

  15. Hari OM
    This is an excellent poem! One of my favourite quotes and you ran with it eloquently! YAM xx

  16. Good poem. And love the quote from Plato. Thanks.

  17. I know when I get too busy I tend to ignore the most important things in my life. That's not good.

  18. __ Grand poem... and to support love, imagination alights the goal.

    eye the dark
    your minds light the candles

    A joyful holiday season to all ! _m

  19. Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world; he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
    John 8:10


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