Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Spirit Of Love

Prompts this week:
One Single Impression - prompt #279 - Demon
Verse First - Lock
Linking up to Write Tribe picture prompt

write tribe picture prompt - image source


Verse First prompt:

Virginia Woolf once said, "“I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in.”

Upon consideration, one realizes that being locked - in  or out- can be literal, emotional, medical, figurative.  And there are other meanings to ponder. A lock can be a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed. It can be a section of canal that can be closed to control the water level; used to raise or lower vessels that pass through it. Or a lock can be a simple strand or cluster of hair.

Write a poem around the notion of a lock, using whatever meaning sets free your creativity.


image source: google images


Lock the door of my heart so I can behold only you
Hold the key in your hands to the end of time
Let my love not waver nor question this bond
Let my soul shine through like a beacon of love

You and I have sailed the tumultuous seas
In millennium after millennium
Locked our hands that none could break apart
And sang together the songs of our souls

Let me hear again the melody that entices my spirit
And binds me ever closer to you
Let me rest awhile in your loving embrace 
So my weary soul may dance again; renewed, refreshed, awakened

~x~


OSI prompt - Demon

The mind is in constant battle with the heart and is the mastermind behind that creeping fear.

Let the demon of doubt vanish from my mind
Let him not start a feud with my heart
Let him no place in my existence find
Let him not tear my soul apart

For love is the key to conquer all
With faith in my heart I free my mind
The demon of doubt then begins to fall
And unlocked are the fearful chains that bind


Also linking to dVerse Open Link Night #105


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62 comments:

  1. I like the way you've turned 'lock' into something positive.

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  2. I feel the second poem is an extension of the first one...but, individually both are like prayers...divine.
    Am neither on Write Tribe or Blogplicity now...here's the link to my blog -
    http://janakinagaraj.com/

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    1. Thanks Janaki. You are right - the second is an extension of the first. Sorry to hear you've left both groups but I will keep visiting your blog. Thanks for always dropping by mine.

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  3. !!!! Whoa that's intense and far out

    PhenoMenon
    http://throodalookingglass.com/lost-treasure/

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    1. Thanks Pheno. Some days the words are just poured into my head - like dictation.

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  4. That was enjoyable.. Thanks for sharing

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  5. Intense, and both poems felt connected to each other.. I love how you pray through your Verse...

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    1. Thanks Bhavya - yes they are connected - the first one speaks of the bond of love and the second of doubts that start to creep in. My verses are the insights of my soul - so I guess they are kind of prayers.

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  6. Stopping in from UBC! Both are beautiful and moving poems! And what a wonderful prompt to unleash creativity. You've captured the emotions well through your diction and imagery. Well done!

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    1. Thanks Penny and welcome to my blog. Glad you liked them both and that you could feel the emotion the way I did.

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  7. Your writing is so beautiful. Lovely response to both prompts.

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    1. Thanks Maggie. your comment is greatly appreciated.

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  8. Both the poems are extremely beautiful and meaningful.

    My personal favorite in the 1st one. I loved how there is love, spirituality, and positive energy in it. And the love can be towards a person or towards God. Just WOW!

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    1. Thanks Pree - yes, I wrote it to be a spiritual love for God or a person or both.

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  9. Simply exquisite... I enjoyed them both.

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    1. Thanks Laurie. Glad you liked them.

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  10. Thank you for the well woven words. Beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Sean - appreciate your nice comment.

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  11. VERY beautiful, Suzy, and I especially love your first one. I love the idea of locking love inthe heart so it will stay - really love "sang together the songs of our souls." One of your best!

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    1. Thanks so much Sherry. I love that line too. I think the words were put into my head :)

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  12. Hi Suzy ~~ I enjoyed these poems. As I came for OSI, the second meant more for me. There really isn't room in ones heart for demons and the Lord. He will answer the prayer of the first verse and drive them out.
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    1. Thanks Jim. That demon of doubt really does need to be driven away. The faith in my Lord does that.

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  13. Beautiful
    Both are like deep desires straight from heart
    If only we can lock what is needed and unlock what has to be so much trouble can be saved
    This is my fav poem of urs so far

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    1. Thanks Afshan - the first one was a free write - I'm sure the words were put into my head. Love needs to be locked in and doubts driven away. Glad you liked it so much.

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  14. Hi Suzi both poems have been very gracefully locked! Both are so vivid and expressive that they have touched the very core of my heart.

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    1. Thanks Usha - and you touched my heart with your very sweet comment.

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  15. Wow! Wow! Wow! Suzy, you have an amazing gift for poetry. So enjoyed these!
    Blessings!

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    1. Thanks Martha that's so sweet of you to say. Blessings to you too.

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  16. i like that last stanza...resting a bit to find the strength again to dance...its solace...the locking of love in the heart...smiles...i like...thanks for linking in at dVerse

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    1. Thanks Brian - wrote it on a day when I felt very weary.

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  17. So much love bursts forth from that first poem! Lovely. (I am reading from dVerse as well.)

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    1. Thanks Mary - I love the way you say love bursts forth.

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  18. ...very beautiful Suzy... i especially liked the first offering ... i felt the sincerity there, the assurance of love, & firm hold of faith... absolutely lovely... thank you for the poem... smiles...

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    1. Thanks Kelvin - I tried to portray eternal love. Glad you liked it.

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  19. Superb, Suzy ! "Locked our hands that none could break apart , And sang together the songs of our souls " - these lines speak so much of love ! Lovely !

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    1. Thanks Sreeja. Glad you liked it.

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  20. This is so touching.. positive actually! Thank for sharing

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    1. Thanks Naba. Glad it touched you. Makes my writing worthwhile.

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  21. True love is a real key, isn't it? This was a truly lovely poem, my friend.

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    1. Thanks Michelle. Glad you liked it.

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  22. Love every word in both your poems:)
    Another sensitive take on the prompt and the key can open the way to memories and happiness. Well done, Ananya:)
    http://vishalbheeroo.wordpress.com/2014/02/27/wednesday-prompt-the-key-to-heaven

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    1. Thanks Vishal. Glad you liked both my poems.

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  23. Oh! Suzy! M so sorry and Ive been blog hopping but the words are meant for your poem only, Suzy::) Rest assured.

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  24. "With faith in my heart I free my mind
    The demon of doubt then begins to fall
    And unlocked are the fearful chains that bind"

    Great lines!

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    1. Thanks Beloo - as they say, faith can move mountains. Glad you liked it.

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  25. Love is the air and what a lovely poem !

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    1. Thanks Ananya. Glad you liked it.

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  26. Here is such a wonderful perspective you have given about locks and then gave altogether a different meaning in your poems. Love is a Lock of eternal togetherness!This is amazing :)

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    1. Thanks Shesha. Glad you liked it.

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  27. You are a gifted poet. Wow. Very nice!
    Deb@ http://debioneille.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Deb. Glad you liked my poem. Thanks so much for also visiting my poetry blog.:)

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  28. good novel idea!! like sometimes love is locked in the heart!!! smiles:))

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    1. Thanks Adhi. Glad you liked it and thank you for visiting my blog.

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