any picture comes to my mind,
i try to give it a body of words,
love to sit on other blooms,
for honey, color, fragrance........
If only it were us and them and good and bad then it might be clearer. However the differences are often subtle and misleading, confused with rhetoric, greed and cruelty. Poor us.
let everything flow smoothly......
Exquisite piece of work! Love the smooth flow of verse in your poetry :Dxoxo
adamantine vs. ambrosia is an elegant and effective iamge for the twoo types of chains you describe--one with power over and the other empowering! I would love if all were "Lotus petals in zephyr swaying." I see a full scale between these two extremes where the chains may be more pliable. Each link a story. Awesome.
some are really abusive, think they can rule the world. but luckily there are still some who build the chain of love
I love the last two lines and images..chains can be broken and softness found...if we are willing
Indeed, everyone has their own ideal, values, and is learning only their unique lesson here, at earth....we are so different...~ love the playfulness with words in your poem.
"Every link of the shackle has a storyOf oppression, paranoia and envy"--- Isn't it devastatingly sad....??? Great poem, Sumana!! Yes, chains can be broken....sooner the better!! :) Lovely!
Lyrical juxtaposition between the captive and free
So true...every link of the shackle does have a story! And so much we really do not know.
I admire the contrast of the first from the second one ~ A life worth living is one captivated by light and words of our God ~ Have a good week/end Sumana ~
I like this Sumana. I hope it's your second stanza that has the most impact on this world.
I hope I'm not repeating myself but I think I lost my comment.What I said was that I hope it's your second stanza that has the most impact on this world.
I so love the second stanza of this poem - every link a story of devotion. This is really beautiful!
I'm really enjoying the many, many facets this prompt elicited from the participants. Your first stanza portrayed a form of captivity I hadn't actually thought of before... That is inspirational. Beautiful write!
Those two choices that hold people captive can indeed have a strong impact on others.
'a chain of love', I like that thought. I like it very much :) Such a very beautiful write, Sumana!!
Such a powerful contrast...wow...so interesting where choices and way of being can lead. I love the words in your last two lines...the lotus...beautiful!
Devotion and service make admirable human beings. There are not enough of them.
What a wonderful take on captivity. There are many forms, much of our own construction.
Wow! Powerful, powerful writing!
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