Mystified: A Poem

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Viewing our eyes,

A feeling we sympathize,

Clearing your soul,

Imagination carries me away,

We're never too old for play.


Strangers, but with a past,

I knew we wouldn't last,

I'll taste a bitter world,

Sparkle is only shine,

I'm drowning in your selfish line.


Clued in by pointless mystery,

Confusion before truth I'll see,

Walking backwards never helps,

I'll dance alone amongst the gray,

I must express there's nothing left to say.


I'll reflect in steps I took for naught,

Ponder mistakes I made and lessons taught,

My heart's polished stone, but it's still bright,

Our love is lost, it's hard to cope,

But my eyes peer forward, the skyline's hope.


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5 years ago

How intriguing a use of words!

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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, f! I enjoyed exploring my emotions with fanciful, imaginative word choice thrown in the mix propelled by my happy, crazy neurons.


5 years ago

Neurons. wow ...

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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

lol I was having a little too much fun with that sentence.


5 years ago

'Clued in by pointless mystery,

Confusion before truth I'll see'.

So whatever did you mean by this, if I may ask?

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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

I think the first of those two lines was more about conveying a feeling. Also, I think it meant that just because one realizes that there was a reason a relationships didn't last, it doesn't mean they will ever find out why. The second line means that the time when someone just gets his or her heartbroken, feelings will overshadow the truth of why it happened. Later, with reflection and time, sometimes the reason why comes out. Someone might realize why their ex wasn't the one for them once they are over the feelings and blindness they had related to that person.


5 years ago

I see; thanks a lot. So you were really referring to looking back at past experiences, rather than lacking confidence in the truth, in the fullest sense.

Ty. :)

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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Yes, generally. Although, one doesn't always find out why certain things happen in his or her life.


5 years ago

Yes, exactly.

I reckon that since God is God, then by definition we can't always know why, unless He chooses to reveal it to us in His Word or more generally through the hindsight of clear circumstances.

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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Exactly; sometimes we aren't meant to know why something happened. Other times, God does reveal it to us from His word or from reflection on the past.


5 years ago

Proverbs 3, 5 & 6 sums it up, about trust.

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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Cool; I'll have to check those out!


5 years ago

(Like, chapter 3, verse 5 and verse 6.)

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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Ok; thanks!


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shafiqahmed 5 years ago

Great poem. It left something untold on my heart.


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

I'm glad you could relate so well to what I wrote. Thanks for reading, shafiqahmed!


5 years ago

So what did you mean by the line, 'Strangers, but with a past'?

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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

A girl and guy are in a relationship and then it ends. They become 'strangers' to each other, yet they've created memories together.


5 years ago

I see, ty.

Clearer now.

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5 years ago

I suppose, also, in the poem, the 'past', referred to, is linked with the 'play' of the previous stanza (whatever this might refer to).

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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

You could be right. Honestly, I was going more for a feeling in the first stanza. I'm not entirely sure what I meant.


5 years ago

Ty. Yes, I remember that you said you were more into expressing a feeling rather than a meaning, strictly speaking.

Blessings.


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Your welcome. Yes, I like to let the poetry just flow out of me and take it wherever it wants me to go.


5 years ago

I was just thinking, too: the use of the intriguing mirror photo may suggest both physical and metaphorical reflectiveness...

(If this makes sense.)

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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Yes, I think that's what I meant whether I was conscious of it or not. :)


5 years ago

Yes, well it's interesting how writing can sometimes draw out one's inner — even not fully conscious — thoughts.

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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

That's a very astute observation, f.


5 years ago

Well, I think you're proving it to be the case yourself, aren't you?

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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Yes, I guess I am. :)


5 years ago

I think there is a bit of this line of thinking in the Comment section of another of your hubs, also.

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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Do remember which hub you are speaking of?


5 years ago

Well it must at least include some of what has been discussed on your absorbing tattoo hub. Blessings.


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

You're probably right. :)


5 years ago

(blush)(smile)

Blessings.

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