Trapped at a Viewpoint

Have you ever struggled to get out of your frame of mind, and lost peace? This is a poem that depicts such a circumstance.

My happiness is history. 
I had wings colorful and bright. 
Out of the blue,  
I got trapped in a misery jar.

Difficult to breathe, 
I played along as far as I could. 
I sat with my pain, and 
Acknowledged its presence. 

Watching all my cues and bridges burn, 
The hues of my world turned greyscale. 
Too many mood swings stung, 
Until one repulsed at the way I look.

Having sustained the swing, 
Without a tumble or fall, 
I dared to escape from the trap, 
Finding a way what come may!

I realized my viewpoint is just 
One of the views from a million points. 
The very moment, I see dawn in the yonder.
Maybe with it, life starts flourishing again!

Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You’re able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment.

~Ralph Marston

Albeit someone possessing opinions that are contrary to ours, let’s take a look. It costs nothing. Even after doing the little analysis, we’ll always have our final say in how to perceive the situation. Seeing the world from another perspective might solve a lot of problems in any matter of cause including our personal relationships and work.

Cheers!


Inspired by ‘Eugi’s Weekly Prompt’ – Viewpoint.

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25 Comments Add yours

  1. kittysverses says:

    Pearls of wisdom here, Anisha. Enjoyed your take. 🙂

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    1. It’s an honor. Thanks a lot, Aishwarya! (:

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      1. kittysverses says:

        You are welcome , Anisha. 🙂

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  2. akshita1776 says:

    I just lovved the last stanza, especially the line about ‘My view is just one of the million others..’
    This is one of my favourite piece of yours

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    1. Your comment made my day. Thanks so much, Akshita. I’m glad it touched the strings of your heart. (:

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  3. vaniheart says:

    Wow 😲😲😲 that’s so deep and beautiful ❤❤

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Glad you think so! Thanks a lot, Shivani! ❤

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  4. -Eugenia says:

    Wow! Amazing, from beginning to end! Bravo!

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    1. I’m so glad that you enjoyed it totally. Thanks so much! (:

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  5. Sadje says:

    Beautiful poem, and you’ve made an excellent point.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Mam! I’m delighted to know that you agree with my view.

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      1. Sadje says:

        Always a pleasure my friend

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  6. Agreed…Enjoyed reading the post. Well done.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I’m glad that you enjoyed. Thank you, Mam!

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  7. So heartwarming 💖

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks a lot, Mam! ❤

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  8. Rishika Jain says:

    Deep🙈🤩👏🏻👏🏻love it

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you for complimenting, Rishika. I’m glad that you liked it. ❤

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  9. I enjoyed reading your perspective..
    Honestly we as humans become so rigid sometimes that we fail to understand what the other person has to say, or what they think.

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    1. Thanks a lot for appreciating, Rashmi.
      I agree completely. We can’t read minds, but can definitely listen to what others say. Sometimes, choosing to listen alone can have a great positive impact.

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  10. judeitakali says:

    Such a beautiful post and great advice Anisha.

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    1. Thank you very much, Jude. I’m happy that you’re in accordance with my thoughts. (:

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      1. judeitakali says:

        yipee, hehe. it’s my pleasure Anisha.

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