February 15, 2018 by petrujviljoen
being’s centre adrift
in a river of grieving –
the clowns be damned
Copyright Petru J Viljoen
| Tags: brevity, dverse poets, grieving, micro poetry
Grieving has its own journey with stops and starts, freezes and flows. It certainly can be difficult and healing at the same time.
Thanks Mish! We all know it well I’m sure.
That kind of chaos and river of grieving is here in America too, as well as the clowns. I love what you wrote here.
It’s just terrible! Thanks for stopping by.
I fear civilization’s centre may be adrift, manifested in senseless violence.
Indeed Lynn. One doesn’t really know what to do in a practical sense. Writing poems and praying seem so empty sometimes.
I enjoy the vivid feeling in this and that it is open for the reader to expand.
centre adrift… chaos… difficult place to be
Yes, that being adrift–well said.
Sometimes the only way is to let go and flow with the river. It’ll find the sea eventually.
I know that feeling, being adrift in a river of grieving. Sometimes the river freezes over, sometimes it flows freely, but it never really dries up.
Thanks Kim. The freeze phase is the worst!
Being’s center adrift —yes! Feelingful!
Thanks Nan. See my comment to grump grump grump
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It is ominous, but quite true. It cannot be quenched
adrift in a river of grieving … this is such a desolate image…and then the forceful statement, the clowns be damned. Powerful in so few words here.
There is way too much grieving these days. (K)
To me this says, I may have been knocked off my equilibrium and maybe even for good, but at least I’m not afraid anymore.
You might be in for a bumpy ride. Zuma gone, but who/what will replace him?
Interesting! Our dear South Africa … the Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa has taken over the reigns so long and he’s one of the good ones. We’re way not out of the slimy pit Zuma has dragged has all into.
I was assuming that if he was Zuma’s deputy, there wasn’t much more than a cigarette paper between them, but I could be very wrong.
It’s complicated to talk about, specially in a comment box, but Ramaphosa has been biting at the bits to bring the Zuma era to an end and it took much behind the scenes action (internationally) over a period of time to bring it about. I’m sure if they did it some other way, more directly perhaps, there may have been a war, perhaps not just a civil war? Not sure, not clever about these things, I take my cue from people who know better than me.
I can see that it could have been tricky. All these alliances and obligations that interlink. Pick away at one and you have a whole country dragged into a confrontation. Let’s just hope the new bunch have a vision that goes beyond party quarrels.
We hope so too Jane! We’re all rooting for the new guy and he may very well have what it takes to turn things around for us.
If you have faith in him, so do I 🙂
Good! The more the better. He has a very difficult task ahead of him and much working both for and against him in pulling off the turn around. Thanks Jane.
I’ll be thinking of you over the coming months.
You’re a marvel. Thanks Jane.
Not a marvel, just a normally constituted human being 🙂
The clowns, naked madness rules the asylum. So as we navigate the angry rivers of chaos, staying afloat–damn the clowns indeed.
Clowns are there to be damned.
Retrieved this from spam! 🙂
Very well said Petru xxx
Adrift in chaos is ominous.
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