Path of life


PC: Mi Young Lee


…and when the cassette began to rewind -
I looked at what I earned and lost on my way.
The reel showed a vibrant mosaic of colours;
a patch of happy as well as bad times.
No turns, no ups, nor downs but straight,
I assessed the path of my emotional life.
All the grouch seems useless now,
time had been kind and always on my side.
With every dark patch it offered a light zone,
And all through with love and support of the own…



In response to Susie's "Bits of imagination" at IGWRT.



Comments

  1. This is so interesting - you've seen emotions in the image while I've seen a landscape! I like the way your poem beings - as a continuation of something unknown to the reader. I like the lines:
    'a patch of happy as well as bad times.
    No turns, no ups, nor downs but straight'
    and the final rhyming couplet sums it up nicely.

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    1. I had two minds while writing this as I had seen a city as well. But honestly, I did not understand how and what to write wrt landscape. emotions is easy for me I suppose, thus...!

      Thanks for you lovely comment :)

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  2. I like the way you have used it as a detailed metaphor for your feelings, and that the poem could stand alone without the painting.

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    1. That's such a kind appreciation, thank you <3

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  3. "a patch of happy as well as bad times."
    striking ekphrastic phrase

    much love...

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  4. Such striking use of metaphors here, Vijita :D Beautifully done.

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  5. Loved the way you looked at the life so far....beautifully written...and life is beautiful!

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    1. Ya, the top right corner image is like that of the old video cassette... That's how i see it...

      I liked that idea too... Hehe...

      Glad you liked it :)

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    1. Thanks. Hoping to have done justice to the colourful soulful painting...

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  8. I so love how you saw your life in the image. "All the grouch seems useless now," - So true, bitter seeds bitter. Fabulous writing! Thanks so much for writing for the prompt!!

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    1. Thank you :) for the comment as well as such a lovely prompt.

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  9. I like that you saw a VHS tape in this, the rewinding of life. Nice.

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  10. Nice journey through life and the dance of the dark with the light.

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  11. All the grouch seems useless now,
    time had been kind and always on my side

    Time is a good ally to resolve little snags. One often wonders how distractions may develop into bigger things unwittingly!

    Hank

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    1. True!

      time heals everything, but it's important to wait for time... that's where we often fail...

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  12. On the average then, pleasant emotions won out. At first I thought this might be an assessment of wealth collection. I do not see what is coming from the end break, a continuance? It's a great way to make a rhyme with 'zone but then there are no other rhymes.
    A very good read, clever subject matter pick.
    ..
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    1. There's nothing much to say about the rhyme, Jim... It just occurred to me then.. I simply wanted to put across that in bad times, much support is often offered by near and dear ones making life better and easy..

      Thanks, glad you like the topic :)

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  13. I love your interpretation of this painting. An unwinding reel of life.

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  14. Wonderful interplay of shadow and light; of life and meaning.

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    1. Thanks a lot! you seem to have interpreted my thoughts better in this comment :D :D

      Love.

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