Growing limbs anew is an arduous task, you are

bestowed with a pair of new shoes that don’t jive, hope

 

urges you on, but you are flooded and flowing and flooding

in more than one tributary at the same time,

 

you put one foot after another in the mist, gathering enough rubble

and stones and leaves and breath, and then

 

there happens a moment, should have been just another moment,

but is not,

 

a chuckle and a smirk, amalgamate, spiraling into a guffaw for two,

charging up the vacuum, a roll of giggles and cheap thrills,

 

and music, my prodigal son, returns, heralding the onset of acceptance of

of this so-called thing which poets

 

oft take it upon themselves to rhyme about.

.whole again. torn and cross-stitched back together but

 

complete, and melodious, all the same.


I solemnly swear this poem was inspired by the prompt “the seven-year itch” for the last day of BarAthon. It has been fun folks! See you around.

This so-called thing #Barathon @blogarhythm
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27 thoughts on “This so-called thing #Barathon @blogarhythm

  • July 18, 2018 at 2:40 am
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    Wow! That was beautiful, Namy! Loved the imagery and the flow of your words. Can’t wait to read your previous entries for the challenge. Will catch up soon. 🙂 Congratulations on completing the challenge, by the way!

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    • July 18, 2018 at 10:34 am
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      Thanks vineeta. Haven’t read you before so shall head over to your blog now.

      If you liked this do check out more from my poetry tab. I also have a free ebook at the blogchatter website.

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  • July 16, 2018 at 6:31 pm
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    “a pair of new shoes that don’t jive”
    My life is enriched by your capture of the moment of enlightenment (healing?).
    I laughed and than thought, my goodness–this is about thought, belief, ways to move toward transformation physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally. I LOVE it!

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  • July 16, 2018 at 2:37 pm
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    Congratulations Namy on completing the challenge successfully. Hope to read many more profound reflections that spring from the heart that beats, like this one, in future from you.

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    • July 16, 2018 at 4:30 pm
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      Thank you Anagha. I look forward to your regular visits

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    • July 16, 2018 at 4:31 pm
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      Thank you Esha. Glad you liked it. Heading over to read yours

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  • July 16, 2018 at 4:49 am
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    hope urges you on – the power of a simple word “hope” conquers fears

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    • July 16, 2018 at 4:33 pm
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      Yes hope is important to keep going on

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  • July 15, 2018 at 8:00 pm
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    Namratha, this went over my head for the first time but I re read and understood it a bit. I have just recently started reading poetry, thanks to participation in blogging challenges and interacting with other bloggers. I will keep visiting your blog for more.

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  • July 15, 2018 at 1:38 pm
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    This is fun to read the mind of a poet. Every poet has different perspective of things they look at and I like yours.

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    • July 15, 2018 at 1:00 pm
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      Thank you. I haven’t yet decided when to publish it on Amazon, if at all. I think it still needs a lot of packaging

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    • July 16, 2018 at 4:37 pm
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      Thanks Simi. Haven’t been here for long but sure enjoying experimenting

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  • July 15, 2018 at 12:18 am
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    I was introduced to your bold and fearless poetry through Blogchatter A2Z but I understood you and learnt to appreciate your poetry through Bar-A-Thon. You are class apart Namratha and a big inspiration for a lot of writers. Keep flying higher.

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    • July 16, 2018 at 4:38 pm
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      Thanks Sonia. Glad you enjoy reading my work. Looking forward to your continued visits even after the Barathon

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