Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Everywhere and Nowhere

I stand in the middle of
everywhere and nowhere,
with my feet rooted frozen
to the point where all paths meet.

My mind is in a whirl.
like a kite cut loose
being buffeted by gusts of upheaval,
going everywhere and nowhere
all at once.

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  1. I love that point where all paths meet. Generally a turning point, hence the anxiety? Always nice to read you, kiddo.

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    1. Oh yes! All the anxiety is because I'm at a huge turning point in my life.

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  2. If we have to much to chose from we are likely to stay put...

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    1. That's the whole crux of the poem :)

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  3. If this is your first time writing with us, let me remind you that you should include a link at the end of your poem back to Poets United so when people read they have a link to go back to read another poem. It makes reading more convenient for our group.

    That said, I like your poem. We are often at the crossroads of life wondering what to do or which way to go.

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    1. I'll surely do that from the next time onward. Thanks for reminding me! :)

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  4. Everywhere and nowhere- I like that...bkm

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  5. ...and haven't we all been there at one time or another! Some wise person once said "Be still. God whispers."

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  6. Everywhere and nowhere have a lot in common, I think.

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  7. Great expression for a situation we all experienced sometime or another in our lives.
    ZQ

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  8. At first, the thought of going "everywhere and nowhere" at the same time conjured images of being turn apart... Then I thought that the same imagery can be describing a place that gives the speaker access to everything and everywhere, but only if she wishes to go and take.

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    1. That's an interesting take on it. I'll surely keep that in mind :)

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  9. It sounds like the narrator had decisions to make. Life never lets us escape these intersecting paths.

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  10. Sometimes to go everywhere is to go nowhere..but maybe that's a good thing!

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  11. Spoilt for choice, huh? How paralysing! Suggestion: choose a path! (Grin.)

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    1. I am at that point in life where I don't know whether I'm spoilt for choice or spoilt by the lack of it. And choosing a path is a lot tougher than it seems. :( So I thought I'd express the sheer difficulty of it in a poem.

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  12. Wonderfully deep and thought-provoking.

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  13. This is a very cool juxtaposition of inertia and racing thoughts - so difficult to find one's path in that state of mind. Sounds like a good time to just let life happen for a bit. Smiles.

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  14. Vivid metaphor with the kite!

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