Square One

Square One

you camouflage behind the comfort of your thoughts and the warmth of your tears.
you take solace upon solace from things that drove you prey to irrational fears.
over the years and beyond time and space you continued to live with grace.
over circumstances and between apprehensions and destruction you took on your space.

alas! you believe you are at peace, free from all the turmoils of your unlikely past.
alas! you thought you are cleared, from the demons in your head cluttered like dust.
those fine powder waste particles should have been lying on the ground.
those same particles took on living for years and years in your head.

you have removed the accumulated issues from your mind.
you have decided to unburden yourself from all that was behind.
you have discharged yourself from all the voids and the daunting oblivion.
you have stripped yourself of the covers of the past and live on with distinction.

and just so thought you have finally smoothened the edges.
finally put the puzzles into one completed beautiful art piece.

boom! just one trigger. and you are back to square one.

P.S.

I wrote the above poem in consideration of the following scenario.

The tulip is a representation of ourselves trying to emerge beautiful and elagant despite of our unpleasant sorroundings.

The vase is our anchor, our solid ground keeping as steady.

The stone steps to which the vase with tulips is placed represent all that we go through as human beings. All the hardships, all the trials, all the problems and all the worries. And yet again like tulips, we emerge beautiful and stunning, vibrant and cheerful despite of our unpleasant environment.

May we all be like these gorgeous tulips: beautiful, stunning and vibrant, even when placed in an unpleasant environment.

For Sadje’s WDYS:

43 Comments

  1. Chris Hall says:

    Stunning, Mich! Those final three lines sum up the cycle of self-redemption and set-back up so vividly. Brava!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so so much Chris..i am so glad you like it..β€πŸ™

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  2. Sadje says:

    Beautiful take Mich. it’s the fate of human spirit too try to overcome the hardships and to bloom like these flowers. A very emotional poem my friend. Thanks for joining in

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much too Sadje for this beautiful photo prompt…β€πŸ€—

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      1. Sadje says:

        My pleasure dear friend

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    1. michnavs says:

      thank you Sadje..

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  3. Reena Saxena says:

    Brava! Lovely interpretation of the image.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Reenaβ€πŸ™

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  4. Reena Saxena says:

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Square one …. by Michelle Navajas

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    1. michnavs says:

      Yay, thank you Reena❀❀❀

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  5. The contrast you present in the poem and the thought behind the picture is amazing, Mich.

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    1. michnavs says:

      I am so glad you like it Punam..β€πŸ™

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      1. πŸ™πŸΌ

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  6. utahan15 says:

    the tulip is a bulb
    pope st son tom hates bulbs
    romer is a scamp
    fr noel your countryman
    oh boy~

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  7. Wonderful analogy between Tulips and us, Mich. Awesome.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Kamal…❀❀

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      1. Welcome dear Mich πŸ’—

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Maria..

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  8. calmkate says:

    such a lovely and heartwarming take, well done Mich!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Kate…β€πŸ™

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  9. murisopsis says:

    Wonderful symbolism! And like the tulips our lives are brief – all the more necessary to embrace the beauty!!

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    1. michnavs says:

      I agree Val….thank you so much…β€πŸ™

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  10. Oh! Such a beautiful, inspiring, hopeful, encouraging analogy and poem, SweetMich! I will think of this every time I see tulips! πŸ™‚ A field of tulips always looks like a gathering of bright beautiful precious priceless jewels…and the peoples of the world I see them the same way. πŸ™‚ 🌷❀️
    (((HUGS)))

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so so much Carolyn for your lovely comments..πŸ™β€

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  11. Eugenia says:

    Superb piece, Mich! Excellent take on the prompt.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Eugi β€πŸ™

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      1. Eugenia says:

        My pleasure, Mich!

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  12. An inspired take on the prompt, Mick.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much..

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  13. That’s such a beautiful way of thinking about it, Mich.

    Sincerely,
    David

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much David..and welcome to my site…

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  14. I applaud you, Michelle. This is magnificent. I love your consideration of the meaning of the tulip and its vase. The poem is very well done!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Mason β€πŸ™

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      1. You’re welcome.

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  15. This is wonderfully written, Michelle. You’ve thoroughly exploited the image and the message is direct and clear. Good response to the prompt.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much i am so glad you like it..πŸ™

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      1. Indeed! Feel most welcome. πŸ™

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