Writing 201: Ballad

Prompt: Hero (ine)

Form: Ballad

Device: anaphora/epistrophe

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My hero (ine) in this poem is ourselves. I hope you agree with me that our lives are full of ballads; with and/or without tragedy. It’s different for all of us. If we think about it, any change good or bad will transform us. Will we like it? Not always. I will let you think about this for a moment. Next time you’re in the shower –hopefully soon, but hey, I’m not going to judge your habits – bend your arm and place it under the flowing water. What can you see? Some droplets will stay and some will wash away. It will be different each time, but you will still be yourself.

To hold, to be

Tell me what it’s like to stroll, on sandy terrains

knowing what is to be,

evading crumbs left by transgressors,

assuring yourself of who you are, in the rains.

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To hold your hands, and shut unwanted marks

To explain known destiny 

securing your soul of untamed remarks

a plan duly thought of in time.

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Tell me they can’t dent your heart

you have come this far

in times you have stopped to restart

and analysed your fractious path.

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To hold your journey, it takes courage;

and the malaise rhythm parts you

To hide your sorrows, you breach your memories

and find who you thought you knew

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Tell me you will hold your hands again

you will go far, without delusion,

thus time will favour your set plan

and set you free from seclusion.

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Poem – Let go

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If I absorb your energy

will I suffer or will I triumph?

open up and face it 

you know what to say.

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In doubt, in tears, 

where have you been?

as our roots stay in ground

our growth is ceasing.

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I walk in the midst of stars

adhering to upcoming dreams

unhitching to loud voices

freeing into my happiness.

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I’m attentive

Have you sung forgiving lyrics?

you released my hand

Was I ready?

Find me again…

 

 

 

It’s yours forever

You wanted your heart back

I didn’t want mine

we selflessly gave each others’

and hand by hand

we became one

it felt everlasting.

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I could sense my heart beating

I felt it when you tried to give it back

I said I didn’t want it

it’s yours forever.

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You tried to shove it,

but it failed

your intentions were good

but I had no good reflexes.

I knew it

I didn’t want a broken heart.

It’s yours forever.

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We danced through the stars

above constellations

our own world became a reality

through luminous skies and laughter.

how many times did you wish to return my heart?

It’s yours forever.

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Possibilities became hopeless

setting a despair

my cry was heard

beyond mountains and the sea,

 you departed from our journey,

and the stars fell from the sky,

the darkness engulfed my heart,

and it shattered through the ground.

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Breathless

In pain

Irreparable 

I didn’t want it back

It was yours forever.

 

Living life

I think a lot of us underestimate, the importance of welcoming a different day. Living life to the fullest, doesn’t mean squeezing random activities in your daily life. It means, finding something (or someone) you love and discovering a different quality of life. Even if it means you do just one thing in a day. As long as you feel you can gain a better perspective, and appreciation for your life, it is worth it.

It’s okay to be a bit impulsive, providing it is not going to damage you or others. For example, if you’ve always wanted to take photographs, why not start today? You don’t have to limit your passions if you don’t have the means. If you have a cell phone, use the camera, and capture what you want. Everything you do at this point, will lead to something better, or different.

Don’t feel discouraged if you discover a new path, pursue it in any way you can, and you won’t regret it. It is the little steps that you take, that will add up and lead you to a new journey.

Regret doesn’t happen because of failure, it happens because you didn’t try.

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Of course! The world doesn’t rule me today!

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Who is she that dwells in such realms

She was not worried. The day was pleasant. She sat on the edge of the grassy hill, stroking her wavy black hair, using her fingers. Her hairbrush was lost on the way up the hill. Usually, she doesn’t condone such rough ways of brushing her hair, but her desperation of maintaining it called for it. Not many things were left in her backpack. After all, the hill was a route she did not expect to take.

Her plan was to run through the forest in search for wild fruit. But an unusual mint-coloured leaf caught her attention, and she followed it, as it was blown by the wind. It was after a good ten minute run, when the leaf came to a full stop. She picked it up and noticed a ray of sunshine poking both of her eyes. Curiosity got the best of her, and she walked and then ran, until she reach the top of the hill. The hill was not too high, but enough to create an in-depth view of the fields surrounding it. She was worried of her return home, but she figured it would be easy to follow back.

As she gazed upon the fields, she felt a small shutter, then a noise approaching. It got loud enough for her to tell it was a train. It was coming from the right side, and she looked as it approached. To her amazement, it was not a passenger train, but a cargo train. She almost did not pay attention, because she thought it was an ordinary train, bringing goods into town, as usual. But, she saw in the wagons an abundance of mint-coloured leafs, just like the one she picked up. For a moment, she thought it’d be good to drop the leaf she caught into the wagons, but she decided to keep it. She felt special, like the wind brought her to that spot for a purpose. She witnessed such rarity, that all the worries in her life escaped from her.

The train was far away by now, but she could not stop staring at it, as it ventured off to an unknown destination. She crossed her legs and placed her backpack on her lap. She was thinking of a safe place to keep this new leaf, so she put it inside the small front pocket. Now, it was time for her to find her way back. She stood up and put on her backpack. Just as she was about to walk down the hill, the wind started to pick up. She looked up and there was only a cloud in sight. It almost looked like it was shaped in the form of a heart. She didn’t think much of it, so she kept walking down the hill, and looked up one more time. It was in the shape of a heart. She smiled and changed her route again. She felt the wind was about to embark her on a new adventure.

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Of course! The world doesn’t rule me again!

 

 

 

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Haircuts – Freedom

There is something liberating about getting a haircut. I don’t like my hair long, so as soon as I start to tie it, I know it’s time to get a haircut. I always cut it shoulder-length, and straighten it. This time, however, I decided to go with side bangs. I mean, it is hair, right? If I don’t look good in them, I’ll let my hair grow and fix it. But, they turned out to be quite good! I love my hair stylist. She’s awesome!

As I was saying, it feels like regained freedom, like a new chapter you have begun. It’s something that sets you a bit off-track from your daily routine, but quickly pulls you back. I take it as a new adventure.

stanI’m embarking on a new journey. I’m going to embrace this and test the waters…that is until I have to put a hat on, then I’ll end up with hat hair, which looks like the picture below…

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Of course! The world doesn’t rule me today 😀

PS: I took those pictures. Like I said before, I’m going to share a bit of my photography :p

 

 

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