This Haven

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I see your haunted eyes

sleep’s tired turmoil

tangled in twisted sheets

with doubts that you have–

 

to leave or to stay

in the spider’s intricate trap

or  inhale the toxic moisture

on a moody moonless night

 

where nothing makes any sense

everything converging at once

sending you into a relentless spiral

beyond life’s choreography

 

the dance you auditioned

that made you so ecstatic

when you heard you won the part

came with terms and conditions

 

you did not read the fine print

a non negotiable contract

that felt like a life sentence

without any chance of parole

 

but there is always an exit clause

sit down here for awhile,

in this haven of peace and listen–

in the silence, you’ll find the answer.

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28 thoughts on “This Haven

  1. There is no decision in life so permanent that it cannot be undone. The real question is whether you want to, whether you should. We all need a peaceful place to contemplate, to come to terms with what the essential self is telling us to do. Love the final stanza, your eloquent way of putting it: “but there is always an exit clause / sit down here for awhile / in this haven of peace and listen– / in the silence, you’ll find the answer.” 🙂

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    1. I suppose the last stanza is about the choices we make. Sometimes one can get caught between a rock and a hard place but we instinctively know which one is the better of our options. Thanks as always Joan😀

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    1. Thank you. A bit difficult for me who likes music so much. But my greatest inspiration and problem solving comes to me in the dead quiet of early morning. Better still if you can eliminate the noise in your head – let Silence speak. Have a great week Kunal!

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    1. Hahaha! I don’t know so much about my writing – perhaps it’s more about the experience of life. In my heart I guess I am a teacher and if I can inspire , I will. However, do not underestimate your own talents.

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    1. Thanks Tracy – I’ll have to sit this one out. My blog is a continuation of a blog I started in 2015 and having deleted that blog, I can’t even recall what my first blog was about. Thank you for considering me though.

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