Friday, March 22, 2013

Cracks Grow Old



cracks grow old
but remain
steady
like the fissures in her eyes
enveloping dark streams
of kohl
that captured dreams
once
now long for nourishment
harboring hopes
of a new beginning

cracks grow old
and wise
and through it she emerges
a phoenix
rising from the ashes
of grief and sorrow
to a world of smiles
and faithful promises

cracks may break
and yet
they shape up our lives


This Poem is shared with IGWRT - Fireblossom Friday.




50 comments:

  1. Beautifully done, Green Speck. More than our successes, it is our failures that teach us, make us grow, give us strength and challenge us to evolve.

    "Harboring hopes for a new beginning" says it all.

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  2. So imaginative!!!
    I had read "Loved stories that touched my heart"
    Loved many stories..
    tell me vich one was urs...

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    1. Thank You Satya ... My story's name is "The Last Note" ... hope you liked that :-)

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  3. Wow...Your play with words is so tamed and composed...wish I too could :/
    Old cracks are gloomy and breaking but might give rise to something better and even...a fresh whiff of scented air might escape from the crack to reach one's senses ..hopefully

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    1. Thanks Sadia ... I don't know what you mean ... you are a wizard of words yourself, as your poems suggest :-)

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  4. first of all if your blog page shows me the advertisement of Jeevansathi.com one more time, ill stop visiting your blog..
    jokes apart, I strongly hope she rises from the ashes, its too long she has been dormant.. :)

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    1. Thanks God that was a joke :-P

      Anyways, I have no control over the ads it displays, so just enjoy them for the time-being :-D and keep complimenting :-P

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  5. How true your last stanza -- well made point.

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  6. I think I'm finally Phoenixing my way from the ashes of my auto accident, so many years ago now.

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  7. Yes, this is very true, I think. The cracks are very useful to our lives, and yes they do help give our life shape! Nice writing here, GS.

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  8. It's kind of neat how cracks tell stories in many ways don't they? They have seen so much throughout the years.

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    1. And that's how they guide us in life :-)

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  9. Last Stanza is awesome, even cracks have the ability to guide our lives, experience is a great teacher. Failure or success, all serve a purpose.

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    1. Thanks Meenakshi ... I completely agree with your words !!!

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  10. So true the words you write ~ very enlightening and creative ~ Enjoy ^_^

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  11. Live on Green, she's got to live on. Melancholy and lovely poem. I wonder if the kohl would run down the fissures around my eyes. Hmm...time for Botox? (joking) :)

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    1. Ha ha ... I guess you can still do without it !!!

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  12. "cracks may break
    and yet
    they shape up our lives"

    Perfect! :)

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  13. "Cracks shape up our lives" very true indeed although cracks may hurt us and scars may remain after the wound heals, there's no denying that they shape our lives. Couldn't have put it better. Brilliant poetry!!

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    1. Thanks Reshma for your constant encouragement :-)

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  14. I specially like the last one, how they shape our lives indeed ~

    Have a good weekend GS ~

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    1. Thank You Grace ... Have a great weekend !!!

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  15. Nicely Done, The last stanza brings it home for me..wraps it all up as cracks make us stronger in the journey.

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  16. a phoenix
    rising from the ashes
    of grief and sorrow
    to a world of smiles
    and faithful promises

    This gives hope to the land of promises. The phoenix will appear at the right time. Nicely GS

    Hank

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  17. I love each stanza. Between the cracks is hope and promise. Beautifully written!

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  18. I loved every stanza of this post!Wonderful post about the cracks in life...and healing-were
    'a phoenix
    grief and sorrow
    to a world of smiles
    and faithful promises"- Truly inspiring poem!

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  19. I enjoyed the hope creeping through the cracks. Cracks do shape our lives.

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  20. Love your very positive spin on cracks ... beautiful write!

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  21. Thanks for being part of FBF, Green Speck, and please forgive me for being so long in making my rounds!

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  22. Really like the last stanza too, so true that it is the things that challenge us that build our character.

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  23. ...a phoenix rising... Now that is a crack I want to see! :)

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