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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

AFTERMATH



AFTERMATH

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The frenzied waves
Of my tumultuous soul
Lashing and crashing,
Ravaging reason and sanity
Have ebbed at last…
Gentle and calm
Their lapping contains me
Whole and one
Once again.
I breathe easy
The violent stirrings
That tore at my being
Are now a caress
Smooth and soothing…
You are a speck
In the distant horizon,
On the edge of my world
Neither repelling
Nor luring…
Perhaps to blur someday
Fading into nothing
Clearing my myopic vision…
While I, like a fetus
Live enfolded within me
Unafraid and expectant
To rediscover myself
Amidst life’s myriads
Of shades…






79 comments:

  1. Beautiful and tragic poem. Loved every word of it.

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    1. Thank you Sulekha and also for sharing this poem

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  2. very imaginative! yes, to rediscover oneself one has to go through a tempest.
    -ELLE

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    1. Hi Elle havent been around much so have been missing your poems. Must catch up. Thank you for visiting and commenting

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  3. While I, like a fetus
    Live enfolded within me
    Unafraid and expectant
    To rediscover myself
    Amidst life’s myriads
    Of shades…
    What a perfect way to describe the process of healing, Rimly ♥

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    1. Thank you Corinne. I am doing exactly that. <3

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  4. Nicely penned down the emotions of the states. .:) lovely.

    p.s: how are you? ..long time i'm over here. .
    Happy Holi :) enjoy

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    1. Hi Vivek long time. Good to see you here and reading your comments. Thank you, my friend

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  5. How exhausting the process is of finding ourselves after we've given ourselves away. And then, we finally see that we need to love ourselves more than before, and look within to find all that we need for love and life. I've done this before. And again...

    You have such a gift for putting your heart down on paper. I see you Rimly, and you are beautiful.
    XO

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    1. Leah thank you so much. I agree it is an exhaustive process and not at all an easy one but I am getting there and it is peaceful, that place.

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  6. rediscovering urslf a midst a forest of pain n unexpected turn ovrs of life...beautifully exprssd...lovely write...sply loved the last 7 lines...:)

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    1. Hi Vaisakhi nice to see you here again. Thank you for your lovely comment

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  7. discovering ME in so many different ways. you express them all so beautifully Rimly. yes, we are sometimes the FRENZY WAVES with our emotions overlapping in the wake of the AFTERMATH.

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    1. Yes soul sis, you know what I am writing about. Thank you for being you.

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  10. The beginning of this poem really spoke to me. I feel like that right now...Great poem Rimly!

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    1. I am so glad this poem connected with you. Thank you Nelieta.

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  11. Dear Rimly,
    When life throws us off course, there's always the storm before the calm. I'm glad you are rediscovering yourself and perhaps even the beauty of love (smile).
    Wonderful rhythm & flow to this piece.
    Nice imagery too.
    Thanks for sharing & for your kind words on The Painting And The Poet. Wishing you well sweet friend!

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    1. Yes Andy I agree. I hope I will heal completely someday and even discover love. Thank you, my friend

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    2. My sweet Rimly,
      I wish you find the kind of love that completes you in every way, one in which you feel safe, secure and can be yourself...that's the best kind of love and you deserve it.

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  12. How timely your poetry is, striking a similar note to the one I wrote about at Healing Morning regarding detachment! I love how synchronicity occurs this way. I'm happy you're reaching a positive and healthy state of mind, sweetheart. I know it's a daily challenge, but you're making such good progress. Keep going, honey. You're doing great! :)

    - Dawn

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    1. It is strange isn't it? I wrote this and today when I read your post I felt so connected to it. Thank you love for all the encouragement.

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  13. I am getting goose bumps as I read this,very powerful.After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery. It's better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.

    "Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will find them gradually, without noticing it, and live along some distant day into the answer."
    - Rainer Maria Rilke

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    1. That quote is a familiar one. Yes live life fully with all its shades and keep rediscovering oneself.Thank you soul sis.

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  14. Your writing is always a pleasure to experience. This poem of self birth ( in my mind) is another example of your wondrous mind!!!

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    1. Jim you floor me with your comments. Thank you so much, my dear friend.

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  15. Rimly, my poetic and loving friend, I have something for you over on my blog. Come and get it my dear.
    Love,
    Leah

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    1. Leah you touched my heart. Thank you so much for this honor. Sending you loads of love.

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  16. Breathtakingly beautiful, Rimly! In my opinion, one of your best yet! :)
    Blessings!

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    1. God bless you too Martha for always inspiring and encouraging me to write more. Love you

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  17. Your writing is so beautifully deep. You have a talent for describing emotions.

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    1. Rachel thank you so much for this comment of yours. I try my best and hope my readers can relate to them

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  18. Gentle and calm
    Their lapping contains me
    Whole and one
    Once again.
    I breathe easy
    The violent stirrings
    That tore at my being
    Are now a caress
    Smooth and soothing…

    it never occurred to me that after walking through pain and reaching the side of healing that one day I would find comfort in my own skin.

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    1. You do Amy. I think it is only when you are comfortable within yourself and look inward you can have that bliss that no one and nothing can give you. It is in our hands to be happy and it is something I am learning day by day though it has not been easy.Thank you for reading and commenting

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  19. Rimly - This is beautiful. Ayon

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    1. Ayon so good to see you here and commenting. Thank you my friend

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  20. You've finally rediscover yourself...a realization.

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  21. Deep emotions are portrayed beautifuly!

    Love
    Mani

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    1. Thank you Mani. You do the same in your writing.

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  22. for the first time, i see, within the dark imagery and haunting words, a shade of hope, and an optimistic ending.
    is it really happening rimly? ;)

    seriously good to see this :)

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    1. Oh yes it is Mohit. Thank you so much

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  23. for the first time, i am seeing in the dark imagery and haunting words, a sense of hope, and an optimistic ending. Is it really happening rimly? ;)

    seriously good to see this :)

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    1. They are getting better, Mohit :)))

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  24. Your poems are always very deep and reflective. This one comes as a surprise package with a mix of sorrow as well as hope. The accompanying image is very beautiful. Very well done Rimly! Keep up the good work! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Sui for your wonderful comment.

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  25. I thought at first that it was NJ's book being featured here.

    I love how your new hopes and self discovery are reflected in your poetry. It's authentic, so full of emotions...

    We are connected in many ways soul sis:)

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    1. Yes NJ's book is also called Aftermath now that you reminded me. And yes we are connected otherwise we would not be soul sisters. Loving you

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  26. WOW...this poem spoke to me....it is so like therapy..so like the journey I am on....and you show hope and a road to healing....AMAZING Rimly......As always....XOXOXOXOXO

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    1. I think we all have our own journeys Bongo. And it is not an easy one, finding oneself. Glad you could relate to this poem. xoxo

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  27. I honestly don't know what else to say.... everything has been said rimy. _/\_

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  28. I've created a special vault in my heart for your poems, dear Rimly, because somehow I find my own glimpses in them.
    -Portia

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    1. That is an honor Portia. I love your your poems very much. Thank you my friend

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  29. Such a beautiful poem of rediscovery and enlightenment. Brilliant just brilliant. So grateful you are healing, not a fun journey but one worth taking...<3<3<3

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    1. It definitely isn't one Jan but needs to be taken to be whole again. Thank you Jan for reading this <3<3<3

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  30. Rimly, to gain the realization, the insight as to who we are and where we are going is wonderful. It's even better when we realize who should be included in that journey through life, and then who should not. Your poem has touched me deeply today. Thank you for sharing this :)

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    1. I am so glad Mary that this revelation of mine in this poem has touched you. It has not been an easy journey but I am getting there. Thank you for being there always encouraging

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  31. You captured my heart and passion for the sea. You did and amazing job on this!

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    1. I love the sea too Cathy even when it is rough! It is so like life. Thank you for your comment

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  32. But after the aftermath passes, there is a calm. Rimly, the violent words used in this poem make me shiver. A very poignant picture painted through words. As Bongo says, "road to healing" is filled with aftermaths like this.

    Joy always,
    Susan

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    1. It is Susan. Mine has been a violent journey to self discovery meandering through tough lessons. Thank you for reading and commenting.
      Love always

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  33. The violent stirrings
    That tore at my being
    Are now a caress

    Wow,I love the whole poem but I love those three lines!!!

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    1. Thank you Charles. I am so glad you appreciate my poems even though you are not a very poem person.

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  34. Wow...this was beautiful. I felt like I was taken right inside this one. A new beginning after losing the attachment of an impermanent other. Hope dawns. :)

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    1. Yes Jessica. So many expectations and beliefs but sometimes they are only illusions and to get oneself back to reality is tough. But hope never goes...

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  35. Beautiful words on our journey's in this life, Thank you forsharing this Rimly. I have read it reread it then read it again. I can't believe I never commented.. It hit home and heart.

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    1. Jan sometimes going through bad things are a great lesson to become better people and more whole and I think you know that very well. You are an amazing woman and I admire you for your strength and tenacity. Every journey is different but finally the destination is the same, towards self discovery and light. Thank you my friend for reading this poem

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  36. BEAUTIFUL as always Rimly! "You are a speck in the distant horizon"... I LOVE THAT!!!

    His Cup http://www.farfalladreams.com/2011/02/his-cup.html

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  37. Beautiful and tragic. Lovely.

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  38. For the past hour, I've been exploring different blogs, but your blog has left me speechless!
    Your poetry, I can't even express in words how beautiful it really is. And that beauty is only enhanced as I am able to relate to all that you write..

    Excellent Post ☺

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