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Wednesday, 3 June 2015

The Tempest

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Trapped amidst the tempest
She could see no outlet;
Her limbs were too numb to run
Her throat was too parched to yell.

Trapped amidst the tumultous waves
She felt like a ship in danger;
Unable to maintain balance
Struggling to stand tall.

To surrender or to sustain?
She asked her soul again and again;
Till a blanket of resilience sheathed her
And her bones got back their lost vigor.

To surrender or to sustain?
She was now ready to battle the tempest;
Till it gets defeated in drowning her
And makes space for the sun to peep in. 

This poem is written for Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Sustainability 
This post is featured in the 6th June, 2015 edition of Spicy Saturday Picks on Blogadda

 

56 comments:

  1. To surrender or to sustain?
    She asked her soul again and again;
    Till a blanket of resilience sheathed her
    And her bones got back their lost vigor.

    The power of resilience is ever so much a guide to taking us through difficult times..!
    Beautifully penned..!
    xoxo

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    1. So true, Sanaa.
      We can overcome adversities only by the power of our resilience.
      Thank you :)

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  2. kudos to her will to stand...a nice take on the prompt :)

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    1. Thank you Sumana. We must learn to stand tall even in our trying times :)

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  3. I am sorry she had to sacrifice herself for the victory--tho I suspect it may come to that down the road aways. I hope that I would have the strength! Powerful images.

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    1. Thank you Susan for your valuable feedback. We must have such strength to emerge victorious in our lives :)

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  4. I love that question, to surrender or to sustain, and the hope of making room for the sun to peep in at the end. Yay!

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    1. Thank you so much Sherry. I loved the ray of hope that was so profound in your poem on the same prompt. Cheers :)

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  5. i like all the questions and the answered determination of your female persona, but the image is so demure, it doesn't do much justice to the fire of the poem

    much love...

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    1. Thank you so much Gillena. Much love :)

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  6. The poem really takes the reader on a journey - and ends with that wonderful image of hope...

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    1. Thanks Clairey. After all, hope is the oil of the lamp called life. We should always hold on to hope :)

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  7. The embodiment of a resilient spirit lies in woman. Lovely poem.

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    1. Well said, Moonie. I totally agree.
      And thanks :)

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  8. I like the resilience here. I hope we all have that and suspect we do.

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    1. I wish we all develop a deep reslience within us :) Cheers :)

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  9. There is so much strength and determination in this writing. May you always be sheathed in a 'blanket of resilience' Purba.

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely and kind words. Wish you the same :)

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  10. A very motivational poem. I like 'fight until you die' attitude. But, surrender is the only way to sustain in eternity. I believe in: 'You cannot be defeated until you surrender and when you surrender on your own will, no can defeat you.'

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    1. Lovely words, Ravish. Thank you :)
      I too believe that we must surrender to the Almighty whenever we are in difficulty but definitely we should not surrender to our fears or doubts.

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  11. Beautifully worded Purba, Resilience is the key to sustain through the tempest.

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  12. Glad she is able to fight the odds. The way you have put it here feels so real.

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    1. Thank you, Alok. Yes, she is a dream image of me and a hope that I have provided to myself through the poem :)

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  13. Perhaps in all battles there is an element of both surrendering and sustaining...and when we find that balance hopefully light does indeed peep in

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    1. Wonderfully said, Jae. We need to find that perfect balance to emerge as a winner :)

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  14. She got the much needed strength is all that counts....superb poem :)

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    1. Yes, Shweta. Our strength and grit is what matters in the end. Thanks babe :)

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  15. We can weather the storm better than we think.

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    1. Absolutely! We just need to find the courage within :)

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  16. At times we seem to master the worst of situations, simply by our sheer resolve, to overcome...Having the energy to succeed...even a tempest.
    Eileen

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    1. Yes, Eileen. By our grit and sheer resolve, we can overcome even the worst of situations. We just need to tell ourselves "Yes, I can do it! I will do it".
      Thanks for your lovely words :)

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  17. Wonderfully penned !!! Fabulous!!!

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  18. Making room for the sun...nicely done.

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  19. Very much positivity in the words, Purba. The last stanza is just beautiful! Liked it very much, dear... :-)

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    1. Such beautiful words from a talented poetess like you make my day. Thanks dear :)

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    1. Thank you Rosemary. So glad you thought it so :)

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  21. To be or not to be... to surrender or sustain?

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  22. :) too good didii :) with each poem you are growing :) rising one level up :) keep writing :)

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    1. Now this was some compliment! It made me smile. Trying to better myself everyday. Thanks, Sachin :)

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  23. I like the positive end to this. Very lovely lines.

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    1. Thank you, Indrani. Glad you liked it :)

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  24. And she emerges stronger than before. A beautiful poem, Purba.

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    1. Yes...adversities and setbacks make us so much stronger. Thank you, Saru :)

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