Their Calling

Inspired by Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Network & Reena’s Exploration Challenge #189

kermit wishes he were more
than just an iconic symbol
on the tv network

a rooster wonders
when he’ll stop being synonymous
with an alarm clock

while the million others
with no direction
fantasize of recognition

Reblog – Identity by Sadje

The form, the message – it’s all good! Enjoy this piece by Sadje! 🙂 Inspired by Eugi’s Weekly Prompt “Identity” July 13, 2020

Keep it alive

Eugenia is the host of Eugi’s Weekly Prompt

Your Weekly Prompt – Identity – July 13, 2020

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I

Am me

No one can be me

It is my unique identity

I was gifted with it when I was born

I will keep this identity till the day I die

In between this time, I can develop, hone and refine it

I can make it better or just exist in what I started with

It can be work in progress or it could be a finished product

It has to be my choice what I want my identity to be

You know me by my identity

I am the only one

That is me!

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#Keepitalive

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Light Darkness

those alive continuously waver back and forth
experiencing one or the other
and inhabiting this space
in each and every shade in between

maybe it will be the tragic stain of black
covering them entirely in darkness
or perhaps the gentle brilliance of the sun
lifting them into the light

as their canvas layers thicken with experience
dabbed hopefully also with acceptance and grace
they come away with their unique shading
blending the opposing colors of the spectrum

Seeing Clearly

the reality of who we are
wrapped in layers of facades
nurtured by culture and family
binds us stoically in place

the lens to our essence
is worn only by the carefully in tune
and compassionate observers
they see us prominently in the opaque

yet fear continues to holds us in check
until the threshold of mediocrity is breached
as exasperation begins to break the hold
of the form of tortuous conformity our bodies inhabit

we set ourselves free, finally…

Jagged Levels

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i may look cool
uninviting
icy, even cruel
there are steps to get to me

too many times
efforts of engagement
ended calamitously
for me and them

fear has changed me
my warmth is protected
in the depths of me
you’ll find that i’m real and engaging

Phases

there’s nothing special
in my uniqueness
just a human doing life
born, living, crashing, burning
resurrecting when it’s been enough

i want to love continuously
while needing to be loved
when the harshness needs eased
the years a cycle of up and down
hopefully with you by my side

in the frame you picture me
i’m not notable
not a hero or filled with wisdom
just owning enough guts for the years
lived by me

Variety

uniqueness and individuality
seeking diversity of all levels
creates a richness of experience

inherent within our race
millions of differences
sets us apart from uniformity or sameness

society and cultures breed monotony
intent on stifling variation
don’t settle for the mundane or the dull

Shades Of You

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anticipating honesty
searching for it in your eyes
show me the good
the ugly
the meh

looking for your soul
needing to know your essence
in your lit up expressions
and the tears you may shed
or in the bored yawn which escapes

leaning into what you offer
questioning
will you match up to my humanity
or disappoint my sensibilities
are you my friend or foe