Poem: Why Does Nothing Seem Real?

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  1. Pamela99 profile image88
    Pamela99posted 23 months ago

    Brenda has shared several excellent poems about her word prompt, "nothing".

    https://discover.hubpages.com/literatur … -Seem-Real

    1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing these Pamela.

    2. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Pamela...
      Nothing seems real.

      Unanswered questions keep lingering...now another set back in the family.

      Tragedy...not expected.

  2. Pamela99 profile image88
    Pamela99posted 23 months ago

    I enjoyed reading all of your poems on the word prompt, nothing. I like the different ways nothing is a topic that has so many different ways to discuss it. You have certainly covered your own word prompt very well.

    I don't know why I haven't come up with a worthy submission.

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Good work by Brenda, on these poems. Thanks for sharing, Pamela. I am sure your muse will be inspired soon.

      1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
        Brenda Arledgeposted 23 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you John.

      2. Brenda Arledge profile image81
        Brenda Arledgeposted 21 months agoin reply to this

        John...
        I'm glad you liked these.
        Nothing...it makes you think.

        It's hard to really imagine a total day doing Nothing.

    2. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Pamela...
      Thank you.

      I didn't think I was gonna find the words either...so no worries.

      Your muse will give you the words when the time is right.

      Glad you liked these ones.

  3. janshares profile image94
    jansharesposted 23 months ago

    Thanks for posting Brenda's collection, Pamela. Think of the opposite of nothing and you'll come up with something.
    Brenda, you've captured the essence of your word prompt, straight and to the point with poetic eloquence. The videos are great, too. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Janis...
      Thank you.

      These words are what my muse decided to write.

      Hopefully they catch a glimmer of nothing.

      Take care

    2. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      I usually have that habit of straight & to the point

    3. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      So sweet of you.

  4. Misbah786 profile image85
    Misbah786posted 23 months ago

    Loved it, Bredz! There truly is nothing like nothing! Even a departed person's soul (according to believers) is doing something somewhere we don't know much about, so how can we think of doing nothing? Even when we sleep, we are dreaming and resting, which are both actions in itself, thus there is no such thing as nothing! What a brilliant idea! Humans cannot just do 'nothing.'

    I enjoyed reading all of your poems; the quotes, images, and videos are all lovely! Thank you for sharing!

    Thank you for sharing Brenda's work, Pamela.

    Many Blessings and much love to both of you! smile

    1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Misbah...
      Thank you.

      I've missed your enthusiastic flare.

      I'm glad you understand where my muse was going...there is no nothing because we are constantly doing things.

      Take care gal.

      1. Misbah786 profile image85
        Misbah786posted 23 months agoin reply to this

        You are so sweet, Bredz. Thanks a bunch! smile


        Hugs & Kisses!! ლ(´ ❥ `ლ)

    2. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      A departed person's soul is doing something...
      Nice idea

  5. surovi99 profile image83
    surovi99posted 23 months ago

    I loved all your poetry on your prompt, "Nothing." I enjoyed the quotes and all the poetry a lot. There were all from different viewpoints, which made my reading so enjoyable. Thank you for sharing, Brenda.

    Thank you, Pamela, for sharing Brenda's work.

    1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks Rosina,
      I think I get bored if I write everything from the same viewpoint.

      This way, even I can entertain myself.

      I'm glad you enjoyed these.

  6. ravirajan01 profile image96
    ravirajan01posted 23 months ago

    Wonderful poems Brenda. Each poem expresses a new facet of nothingness and how it is connected with our life. I am a great fan of Aristotle and your quote, in the end, is a great ending. Thanks for sharing.

    Thanks, Pamela, for sharing Brenda's work.

    1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks Ravi...
      I'm glad you enjoyed these & liked the quote.

      Nothingness does seem to connect in our world, but we hardly notice it.

  7. ChitrangadaSharan profile image91
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 23 months ago

    Hello Brenda!
    Some thoughtful poems and a great response to the word prompt!
    I also do believe that our minds are always thinking about something, even if we may be doing nothing, physically!
    Liked reading all your poems, and thanks for sharing!
    Thanks to Pamela, as well!

    1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Chitrangada
      Thank you.

      Ron always did tell me I needed to learn how to shut my mind off...but it's always thinking.
      Perhaps others know how & truly experience this Nothing time...but not me.

  8. Pamela99 profile image88
    Pamela99posted 23 months ago

    You have a lot of people who enjoy your work, and love the word prompts, Brenda. Maybe my muse will work next time. I tried a couple of times, but compared to what I read from others, mine was not very good.

    1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Pamela...
      We are our own worst critics.

      It doesn't matter whether you believe your words are good...it's in the hearts of those who read them.

      Take care of yourself & write whenever you want too.

  9. Shing Araya profile image77
    Shing Arayaposted 23 months ago

    Great. Thank you for this.

    Love and respect

    1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you Shing.
      Have a great day.

  10. MsDora profile image94
    MsDoraposted 23 months ago

    Brenda, I share your view: "I honestly doubt that nothingness
    could fill my heart with joy." Perhaps we're just mindless when we think we're doing nothing. Thanks for sharing, Pamela.

    1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you Ms Dora...
      I know my mind isn't content unless it's doing something.
      I'm glad I'm not the only one.

      Take care.

  11. Brenda Arledge profile image81
    Brenda Arledgeposted 20 months ago

    Okay Val...
    Then there is this one

 
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