Life in Breath (Original Poetry)

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This poem expresses my ambivalence toward the cyclical nature of history and humankind's ability to repeat the same mistakes by looking outward instead of inward. The core of perception, and life's expression, can be found in each single breath.

We inhale and exhale the world anew with each beat of the heart.

If more people recognized the fundamental limitations of delineating the world into past and future, then it is possible that we could all build a better present. The eternal moment that resides in breath can help us realize the importance of considered action over calculated acquisition.

Those are my thoughts, anyway.

I tried to follow a loose rhyme structure in this poem, with concluding rhymes falling at the end of line three and four of each verse. The whole structure of the poem revolves around metaphor, attempting to build a series of interlocking metaphors that build to a crescendo.

The pictures used for the background were all sourced from pixabay, credit to the photographers (linked below).

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Beautiful work, @raj808! I love the combination of images and poetry. And these are thought provoking poems!

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Thanks jayna :)

It's hard to not revert to cliche and come up with pretty stilted metaphor when writing about metaphysical stuff like this. I think I did an OK job given that it only went through a few drafts.

It's always great to hear from a fantastic writer like yourself, to reassure me that my confidence in this one wasn't misplaced :)

Thanks again, I'm glad you enjoyed the poem.

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Amazing @raj808 .... breath IS life indeed. Literally just posted a breath focused post and here this poem!

The core of perception, and life's expression, can be found in each single breath.

So true. So precious.

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Hi @riverflows

Sry to respond so late, my main account is completely depleted of VP due to delegation running out, which leaves me unable to comment/vote or do much of anything with the raj808 account for a few days lol

I think a lot of change could be achieved if people understood, and practiced the art of finding eternity in breath. After all... what is the famous saying... 'just stop and take a breath' ;-)

I love this, if only we could all see our potential and how change is within our hands, as it is our actions that will bring it about. xxxx

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Hi @trucklife-family

Sry to respond so late, my main account is completely depleted of VP due to delegation running out, which leaves me unable to comment/vote or do much of anything with the raj808 account for a few days lol

I think a lot of change could be achieved if people understood, and practiced the art of finding eternity in breath. After all... what is the famous saying... 'just stop and take a breath' ;-)

I so love this poem xxx

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Thanks xxx

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