Monday, October 28, 2019

OctPoWriMo Day 28

Mending the Broken Places
 
Yesterday we celebrated Diwali, festival of lights in India. Today as I was gathering the used earthen lamps, one fell and broke. Of course all the lamps will be discarded whether whole or broken because they are of single use. What of broken relationships, broken souls and limbs? Sometimes we are able to mend them sometimes scars remain.

Each one of us has a breaking point. Pushed beyond that, something gives way. But we remain whole on the outside. Bones mend, skin regrows but what about the broken heart, crushed dreams or vanquished faith? How do we heal ourselves? Do we rely on others, outside factors to mend those broken places? Or do we tap into our inner reserve for strength to mend ourselves? Do we ever heal completely?
What helps you pull out of these dark times? Is it your faith/religion, is it the support of friends and family or do you turn to music to soothe and provide solace.
The kintsugi technique is the essence of resilience. We must look for a way to cope with traumatic events in a positive way. Negative experiences always teach something. We should take the best from them and convince ourselves that exactly these experiences make each one of us unique and special.

Share with us your healing mantra, if you have any. Or your struggle to come to terms with living with those jagged pieces still embedded deep within. Or how you evolved into a stronger and better person.


Word Prompts:
Discouraged
Broken wings
Healing
Strength 
Calm
Acceptance

Precious

Listen to this as you write about your healing process.
Suggested  Poetry Form : Pantoum
Our heart mends as our inner self—the central or innermost part of our identity—is wrapped around the Light inside of us, rather than around the people who have harmed us. This one small step changes the way we see things.
                                                                                                        Suzanne Eller

Please make sure to leave a link to your poem in the comments here so we can all visit and leave constructive/positive comments.
Remember, our prompts are only suggestions, you can find your inspiration wherever your muse leads you. Share the hashtag, #OctPoWriMo on social media. Also do share how this journey into poetry is going for you.

23 comments:

  1. have a great week :)
    https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/2019/10/28/octpowrimo-day-28-and-as-she-walked-away-she-took-it-all-with-her/

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  2. Today I have a really happy, cheerful, and hopeful poem.
    Well...I would if today were Opposite Day.
    Just to confirm, today is not Opposite Day.
    Broken Pieces

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  3. Day 28

    https://rallentanda.blogspot.com/2019/10/octpowrimo-days-27-31.html

    3 more days on the track
    until we cross
    the finishing line

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  4. I often use music to console myself, which is not the same as healing I guess :) But it helps me to to do some of the things in this poem https://unassortedstories.wordpress.com/2019/10/28/presence/

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  5. Love this prompt Punam! Thanks for the great Van Morrison song ❤️

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    1. Thanks Christine. I am glad you enjoyed the song. 🙂💞

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  6. https://sgeoil.wordpress.com/2019/10/28/absence/

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  7. Day-28

    https://musingssurvive.blogspot.com/2019/10/broken-pieces.html

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  8. Welcome all to Day - 28

    gramswisewords.blogspot.com

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  9. https://paeansunpluggedblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/28/healing/

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  10. May poetry come easily in this last week of the challenge!
    https://bethandwriting.blogspot.com/2019/10/octpowrimo-28-mending-broken-places.html

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    1. Thanks for the prayer, Beth. I'm running on my last 8th of a tank right now and need all of the help I can get.

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  11. My pantoum: Mending is only temporary experiencewriting.com/2019/10/28/writober-day-28-mending-the-broken-places/

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  12. https://isaiah46ministries.com/2019/10/28/the-fragile-heart-octpowrimo-2019-day-28/

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  13. https://poetryforhealing.com/2019/10/28/kindred-spirit/

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  14. I had forgotten how much time a pantoum takes.
    Day 28:
    http://tao-talk.com/2019/10/28/octpowrimo2019-day-28/

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  15. https://thefridaysparrow.wordpress.com/2019/10/28/broken-crockery-box/

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  16. https://rhscribbles.wordpress.com/2019/10/28/octpowrimo-2019-day-28/

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  17. Today's poem on healing.
    https://odhranwrites.wordpress.com/2019/10/28/healing/

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  18. Lessons learned by the story of Jacob in the Bible
    https://hittingthemark-jones.blogspot.com/2019/10/scars.html

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  19. https://thetenthzodiac.wordpress.com/2019/10/29/mending-a-heart-break-poem-for-28-10-2019/

    Mending a broken heart

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  20. Mending The Broken Places - http://iscriblr.com/mending-the-broken-places/

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