Poetry

The Necklace

As published in SpillWords, read here

She burned everything to the ground,
watched, as it turned into a mound.
Emotional human in her- grimaces,
makes a necklace from the leftover ashes.
Initially unaware of its heavy weight,
she fell for the age old bait.
Moved ahead, turned a new leaf,
did not reminisce or shed grief.
But all throughout her traveled path,
the necklace left some of its part.

As she neared towards the end,
grew the lightness of the pendant.
Elated she looked back fast,
but her joy did not last.
Every road where she had once stroll,
smelled of burnt leaves and charcoal.
Her journey was over now,
all she could say was “ciao“.
Her whole life flashes,
what if she hadn’t collected the ashes?


As emotional humans we tend to walk with a lot of unnecessary burden on our shoulders which weighs us down and creeps in every good moment of our lives, tainting it. What if we didn’t collect the ashes of our failures? I would love to know your views.

42 thoughts on “The Necklace”

  1. A beautifully written analogy in lovely verse. πŸ™‚πŸ¦‹β€πŸŒΊ πŸ™‚
    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful post! I love the poems and the photo.
    I hope your day is a happy one …
    Stay safe and have a nice day
    Greetings from the beautiful Rhine-Highlands / Germany
    Rosie πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, MG, so much for you kind words! I am glad that you like it. πŸ™‚
      If we didn’t then life would have been so much more fulfilling for so many of us.
      enjoy the festive season, cheers πŸ™‚

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  2. So visual and stunning. I think my strength comes from my pain from my childhood abuse. Due to the alcoholism with both my parents there was also sexual assault and my mother was the perpetrator. Childhood molestation was also something that I had to deal with because of poor judgement of my parents when I was small. So many horrors I endured but I am resilient and definitely considered myself as a Warrior. I still have moments of deep sadness. God has been good to me though and for that I am grateful. Hugs my friend Bulbul. Love πŸ’• You Joni

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    1. Our experiences, no matter how horrible, shape us and make us stronger. I say this a lot that Whatever doesn’t kill us make us only stronger and you my friend is one tough cookie. I feel very deeply about child abuse and feel very sorry that you had to endure all of this; no one should be subjected to all this let alone a child. I am so glad and relieved that you are doing well now.
      Warm hugs and prayers for you friend.

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  3. This is deep! I live it!

    At one point or the other we’ve all been victims of this, holding on to things that we really should just let go of. I love how you described it as a necklace, because it’s so close to our hearts.

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    1. Thanks girl! I appreciate it. As humans we find it very difficult to live in the present, we tend to carry the burden for the rest of our lives. BTW I love the way you’ve interpreted it, really amazing. πŸ˜πŸ˜˜πŸ™

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    1. Thank you so much, Jerry! I am greatly flattered by your proposal and feel grateful that you thought of me but I really think I don’t deserve it, not right now at least. There are much more deserving people than me who must be celebrated. So, I think I should decline for now but I would like a rain check on this offer, sometime in the future when I’m sure of my footing. I hope you’d understand.
      Cheers

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  4. Loved the way you rhymed and conveyed such beautiful imagery. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful post! According to your convenience please do read some of my writings would love to know what you think about them. πŸ™‚πŸ™

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