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


    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™‚


  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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      1. I’m good. Although, my health is going a bit downhill with the sinusitis.
        Hahaha, good luck for the math me time! πŸ˜€


  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:
    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


    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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    1. “this awesomely circled Square One” – that was a brilliant play, R! πŸ™‚
      Thank you ever so much. You’re an angel! Much love. ❀

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    1. THANK YOU! πŸ˜€
      It’s great to know that you found an interpretation for it – I bet it’s along the lines of what I had in my head while writing it. πŸ™‚
      Have a fabulous weekend!

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  4. Very thought-provoking. It did not end where I thought it would and that was a pleasant and fascinating surprise. The ending stanza is beautiful πŸ™‚


    1. Thanks so much, CC! I’m glad that I could surprise you with the end – the poem is pretty much based on the idea of the ending stanza. πŸ™‚
      It’s always great to hear from you. Hope you’re doing well!


  5. 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!!


    1. Thank you very much. Reading your comment made me feel warm – it’s good to know that someone feels the same as I do. πŸ™‚
      Much love to you, my friend.

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    1. Hey, thanks so much! I appreciate the gesture and gladly accept the award. Will get to it asap. πŸ™‚
      Also, congratulations!! You deserve the recognition, very much so! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you very much, John! Sorry for the late reply, your comment was in spam(?) for some alien reason. WordPress can be a piece of art at times, outrageous!
      Hope you’re doing well!

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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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