Clarity

 

corruption is a virus, killing the very core
of every  organization
in the same way that the political system
is trying to poison the people with
a concept that is undoubtedly used to shine a light on its perceived destructive nature

 

what is worst than a virus
is man’s inability to see with clarity
the reality of even the simplest life
situation

 

when a father has remained literally
blinded by his child’s deceitful behaviors
for supposedly  simply being childish
and longing for attention

 

when a husband refuses to listen to the truth
of how his family is a mess for being
selfish and self-centered

 

when a wife refuses to feel through
her very core that she sucks at being both
a mother and a wife, thus finding help
doesn’t make her less of a woman

 

when a child can easily sniff and
manipulate a kind-hearted parent
by playing the victim
whenever reprimanded
the fuzzy behavior of confusion
such is the effect when man
is incapable of seeing things
with clarity

 

worst than a virus
contagious than corruption
Linking to kate’s Friday Fun https://aroused.blog/2020/04/05/friday-fun-clarity/
Day 5 of NaPoWriMo

Our prompt for today is called the “Twenty Little Poetry Projects,” and was originally developed by Jim Simmerman. The challenge is to use/do all of the following in the same poem. Of course,  if you can’t fit all twenty projects into your poem, or a few of them get your poem going, that is just fine too!

1. Begin the poem with a metaphor.
2. Say something specific but utterly preposterous.
3. Use at least one image for each of the five senses, either in succession or scattered randomly throughout the poem
4. Create a metaphor using the following construction: “The (adjective) (concrete noun) of (abstract noun).

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51 Comments

  1. ivor20 says:

    Yes Mich… corruption, like a virus, can travel deep into ones own blood-lines,…

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    1. michnavs says:

      Exactly Ivor..and its very contagious as well.
      Keep safe Ivor😊

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  2. Gina says:

    you aced the prompt! using the metaphor and then something preposterous, really amazing poem Mich, so well done. Every stanza was pure truth and so descriptive, like looking in a mirror for some. corruption wears different hats and masks in your poem, excellent!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh my poetic heart is doing a thousand cartwheels now with your comment..from you whose understanding of human emotion is so profound and extraordinary

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      1. Gina says:

        you are welcome, you are the artist here Mich, me just the reader

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      2. michnavs says:

        🤗😇😇i am honored..

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  3. I completely agree with these true and powerful words so well composed, Mich. We all have to come out from this selfishness and clothe ourselves with selflessness that is the need of the hour today.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Amen Kamal..sadly even at this trying times many are still out there capitalizing on other people’s suffering..

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      1. Yes dear Mich world is same but we as individuals are all different and if we believe in Karma we all have come with our individual Karmas that can make us or mar us. Amen to you dear. Stay safe.

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      2. michnavs says:

        Stay safe kamal

        🤗🤗🤗

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      3. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻😊😊😊😊

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  4. calmkate says:

    Great use of the prompts Mich … corruption and apathy are contagious and we need to be wary of both!

    Thanks for joining in 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Kate..i was inspired by your prompt..😊

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      1. calmkate says:

        thanks so much … but then you are always inspired 🙂

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      2. michnavs says:

        😊😊😊

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  5. Ava Tripathy says:

    Very well written 😊

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you😊😊😊

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  6. Beautiful written and simply explained. Corruption is the virus the contaminated pill everyone swallows eagerly in the hope it will remove all discomfort only to be drawn further into the drowning pools of misery. Time to close ears to media and walk away live a normal life grasp it with both hands

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    1. michnavs says:

      That is so true Nanette thank you so much..

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  7. The metaphor has been brilliantly used. Well expressed!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh, thank you so much

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  8. Sadje says:

    You have detailed what ills are visited on us by our own choices, very well.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Sadje…😊😊😊

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome Mich.

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  9. mrswrangler says:

    A very lovely poem.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Awww thank you..

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      1. mrswrangler says:

        Your welcome.

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  10. Powerful indeed. A lot of truth embedded in this boldly. How are you dear? Been a while since I’ve been around. 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      Hello Tammy happy to.see you here..

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  11. You are a busy bee, Mich! Another beautiful poem to remind us of how much we all have to lose if we choose to succumb to an even more insidious virus!

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    1. michnavs says:

      I am Kim.😊😊😊 thank you and keep safe
      Send my love to Shirley

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      1. Thank you so much, Mich! We appreciate the love…

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  12. Beautifully expressed, SweetMich! Your words are so true and they ignite our emotions! Oh, that everyone in the world could read this poem!
    Thank you!
    (((HUGS))) and <3!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Carolyn…how are you so far in there?

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      1. So far, so good. Trying to stay safe and well.
        (((HUGS)))

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      2. michnavs says:

        😊😊😊

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  13. So true, Mich! Well said, my dear. 😊

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Punam

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      1. You are so welcome.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Chuck..

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  14. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    YOWSA—TIMES TWO!

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    1. michnavs says:

      😊😊😊thanks😊

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      1. ALRIGHT!!!!!!!!

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  15. Jules says:

    Too many acted too late and now are playing both catch-up and the political blame game. The catching up part is OK – the blame game is not.

    Stay safe and sane.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Stay safe too Jules….😊😊😊

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  16. sandomina says:

    Bhagavad Gita states “As the kindled fire consumes the fuel, so in the flame of wisdom the embers of action are burnt to ashes.” You have conveyed the act of corruption and clarity of thought with aplomb.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh thank you for adding that brilliant thouht here…thank you

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  17. Brandon says:

    Clarity is so important.

    Ignorance is basically the opposite and only breeds corruption and dysfunction as you become oblivious to devious deeds.

    Clarity is one of my favorite topics to write about.

    Knowing what stands in the way of your goals and how you’ll overcome them is vital. Having a system of habits to execute daily and daily measures of success, as opposed to a far out “goal”.

    Writing a book is a goal, 5k words a day is a system. One puts you in a constant state of failure with a ton of discouraging ambiguity, the other gives you a metric to measure by.

    Clarity has so many implications.

    It can be tempting to plan for the sunny day, that is called a day dream. But we often forget to prepare for the rainy day, that is called effective clarity.
    Knowing what stands in your way and how you’ll stay on course.

    Very important for any kind of success!

    Thanks for sharing (:

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    1. michnavs says:

      That was very informative…thank you so much for sharing your thoughts here..

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