The Courage to start from Scratch

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The years gone by,
I reminisce blissful, with a sigh-
Every stage a new beginning, unprecedented, unfamiliar,
Grit and fortitude denounced trepidation and fear
Hurdles crossed, failures met, fingers burnt,
I toiled and toiled. I did not rest; I watched, I learnt,
And Success- Oh! She came; sweet and sure
Wrapped me up, snug and secure
She and I, we grew fond of each other,
Seemed the perfect ending, this life we made together.

But the road ahead had a bend
The journey I loved came to an end
New beginnings now stared me in the eye
My heart with dread filled, held me captive; I will not lie
I stood at cross-roads, on the brink –
Of what was and what may be; I saw her wink.
She walked away. She doesn’t tread a course unknown.
On the untraversed path I must now forge alone.
She will return one day. I know she will.
I’ve wooed her before. I know the drill.

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*Won the Certificate of Excellence in the Asian Poetry Weekly Contest #28 – Subject : New Beginnings

26 responses to “The Courage to start from Scratch”

  1. thewritewomanblog Avatar

    I read this one twice. A second time to absorb the weight of those words that comprehend your feelings. Being a boring person who craves monotony in every aspect of life, I can totally relate to this one. Success can dress herself up in many a form, but she can test your will and patience as you say, ‘She doesn’t tread a course unknown.’ Sending in prayers that it surely will. and lots of good wishes and hugs!

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much Pranitha. Need those prayers, good wishes and hugs as I embark on this new journey. This poem was a reminder to me, not to break or give up before difficult, testing situations. Hugs to you too.

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      1. thewritewomanblog Avatar

        It is your anxiety of the unknown that worries you. You will be surprised when you embrace it with a zeal and strength that you might not have known that you possess. Hugs!

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          Yes, I intend to. I hope and pray I have the strength to manage the stumbling blocks…🤗

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  2. Dahlia Avatar

    A befitting end to the AtoZ Challenge a brilliant series I must say. Look forward to what you come up with next! All the very best for your future writings but I can say with confidence you have nothing to worry about. But I will also say this, a bit of worry is always good – keeps you on your toes 😉

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      This poem was written for a competition titled New Beginnings, Dahlia and it won a prize. Thank you so much for the wishes because writers’ block is something that I constantly go through. Like you, I believe worrying is essential so you don’t become complacent and try and improve. At the same time courage is essential, not to give up because giving up is the easiest choice. All the best to you too, my dear. ☺

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      1. Dahlia Avatar

        Congratulations on the prize I see many more on the way 🙂

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          Dahlia you’re too sweet. Thank you so much. A lot of hard work required amidst a sea of talent. But comments like yours make the journey easier❤

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  3. Rajan Radhakrishnan Avatar
    Rajan Radhakrishnan

    I could see my life journey when reading your words. Brilliant and Emotional Poem ✌️👏

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Oh wow! That’s really nice. Am so glad you could relate to the poem. Thank you for sharing your experience. All the best to you!

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  4. robbiesinspiration Avatar

    An interesting reflection on life’s journey, Smitha. How are you settling to life at home? It can be a bit of a difficult transition but it is very worthwhile.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks Robbie. True…sometimes I’m on the top of it all and sometimes I feel a little lost. That I know is not a good thing. But yes its worthwhile. Have sent you a request on fb

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      1. robbiesinspiration Avatar

        Oh wonderful, I will look for it now.

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  5. Andrea Stephenson Avatar

    Hi Smitha, I enjoyed this poem full of the ups and downs of the journey we travel, the dejection of having to start again but the determination of doing it.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Hi Andrea. Its so good to hear from you again. Have missed you. But knew you must be busy writing some lovely novel. Thank you so much again and welcome back! ❤

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      1. Andrea Stephenson Avatar

        Thanks Smitha, it’s good to see you, I needed a break with other things going on but it’s time to come back I think 🙂

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          Welcome back Andrea. Am so glad you decided to return and did not forget me🙂. So look forward to reading your thoughts again❤

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  6. boundlessblessingsblog Avatar

    Beautiful words so well articulated and so much depth in them. Lovely

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much Kamal. So good to see you here again. Had missed your comments. Thank you.

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      1. boundlessblessingsblog Avatar

        Welcome Smitha am always here. Have a great day dear

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          Thank you Kamal. You too have a wonderful day.

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  7. radhikasreflection Avatar

    Beautiful Smitha. It does take a lot of courage to begin all over again. But that’s what the resilient souls do 👍

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much Radhika. Guess it came straight from the heart standing at the current cross-roads in life that I am in. I needed to write it to feel the courage. ❤

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  8. Ravi S Avatar

    Very nice poem and the rhyming went great

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks a lot Ravi. Appreciate your comments on the poem🙂

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