Square One

Screaming dreams
pulled me back
to square one

I don’t want to
know which way I
was facing
’cause, now back
to the beginning
I realise that
Square one is my home

I want to explore
its edges
Dive in its safety
Sleep in its whiteness
Dream in its shelter

The end was
only a respite
The beginning –
a sanctuary

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    1. Haha! Yes, maybe. The meaning of this poem is pretty much on the surface, really – I feel I should write more like what I used to than where it went after a while – Thank you, Spahr! You’re always very kind. πŸ™‚

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  1. I’m wrapping my head round the last stanza – I like it when poems are like that, you know, really make you think. Like, attain something deeper than an understanding.

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  2. Wonderful poem! Reminded me of my thoughts in the haiku and the song from this post http://21shadesofblue.com/2013/11/26/new-haiku-please-square-this-circle/ copy/pasted below.

    β€œPlease Square This Circle”
    by Ry Hakari

    This superstitious
    cyclically surreal,
    cul-de-sac spinning

    square the circle:
    idiom
    to find a good solution to a problem when that seems impossible, especially because the people involved have very different needs or opinions about it

    β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”-

    β€œCrank”
    by The Catherine Wheel

    Love my superstitious games
    Running circles round my brain when I’m left smiling

    I love to steal this living steam
    My head in someone’s dream
    I’m tired of sleeping

    Call me crank, my idea
    Crank, so super
    Crank, my conscience clear

    I build my canopy of steel
    It fulfills my sense of real
    A chrome protection

    Call me crank, my idea
    Crank, so super
    Crank, my conscience clear
    It’s clear

    In this small partition, like a prison
    Explode time bomb
    If you know where I come from

    You call me crank, my idea
    Crank, so super
    Crank, my conscience clear
    Please call me crank, it’s what I need
    Crank, my mind in seed
    Crank, my dream complete

    Lay down, lay down, lay down

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    1. Thank you very much, Ryan! The haiku is can be called a sister-haiku of the poem I wrote – especially because of the last line “cul-de-sac spinning” simply brilliant!
      Also the song! It was splendid – your comments are always so thought provoking, it’s a delight to know you. πŸ™‚

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  3. Stunningly beautiful! Amazingly worded and creatively interlaced concept. You still wanna explore it is a sign that you are not lost….you are deeply rooted to a safe spot…where you belong.
    Love this awesomely circled Square One.

    Shine Bright!

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  4. I’ve had a lot of “square ones” in my life and I can honestly say I wouldn’t trade in a single one. Because out of each one has come an opportunity for growth in mind, body, and spirit. Wonderful poem!!
    Blessings

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      1. Thank you I am. And to be honest, I have, in my life been in far worse places than a spam folder so I am no worse the wear for my recent visit there. And it was a great poem, worth the journey! πŸ™‚ And, I trust that you too are doing well?

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