Shielded With Normalcy

Lilacs showered upon me
A love I didn't appreciate
Sunlight bouncing off windows
Hurt to be neglected
Now, taunt my very being
An animal caged in the zoo
Mocked by wandering birds
But in this desperate boredom,
I'm learning to find
Symphony in their chirps.
Walls are crashing down
That shielded me with normalcy
In this chaotic solitude,
I'm finding peace
In the little things.
Finding love
In being alone.
Finding me
Slowly.

Hey there! Everyone’s struggling with quarantine and the news which becomes more tragic by the passing day.

I wanted to make the best of the situation so I caught up with some of my hobbies like drawing and writing. I also started an art blog so do take a look at it right here!

This poem is in response to a quote.

“Barn’s burnt down, now I can see the moon.”

               Mizuta Masahide

It is a prompt by Mish from the dVerse. She encourages us to find our moon behind the burnt barn. She urges us to find a revelation, a new bright perspective that was hidden because of our daily routines. Something that this world crisis made us realize. With so many affected by COVID-19 and so many affected by quarantine, I think we’ve all begun to appreciate the things that we didn’t before. That’s what I wrote about today. Because, when we don’t find what we want, we tend to appreciate the things that we didn’t notice before.

Do take a look at the prompt and share your thoughts on it! Write a poem if you feel your creative juices flowing because nothing stirs the mind like a good poem! If you liked the poem or the image (which I made using Krita) and would like more such posts, don’t forget to tell me about it.

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Spread optimism!

-Rashi Singh

28 Comments Add yours

  1. Kritika says:

    Love your drawing.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

      It’s a true blessing you are finding love in being alone and peace in the little things 🙂

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      1. Rashi Singh says:

        It is, indeed! Hope you’re doing well, wherever you are.🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

        Thank you kindly! I’m in the Scottish Highlands and doing well so far too 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Rashi Singh says:

        That’s great, stay safe!

        Liked by 1 person

    2. Rashi Singh says:

      Thank you, Kritika.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice lines: “In this chaotic solitude,
    I’m finding peace
    In the little things.”

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Rashi Singh says:

      Thank you, Frank.

      Like

  3. Mish says:

    Stunning. Love the idea of those walls crashing down.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Rashi Singh says:

      Hi Mish! Thanks. It is a stunning quote as well.

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  4. Finding me… yes this is what is happening slowly. I wonder what will come out on the other end.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Rashi Singh says:

      An improved individual, I think!

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  5. calmkate says:

    a delightful poem with the best we can hope for … getting to know ourselves better 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Rashi Singh says:

      That’s exactly what I wanted to capture, Kate!

      Like

      1. calmkate says:

        then you did it very well 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  6. The Pensieve says:

    Hi! Nice to have you back here! Hope you are safe and doing well!✌️

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Rashi Singh says:

      Hi! Yes, I’m doing well. I wanted to email you to ask about how you’re doing. I’d been forgetting about it though.😅 Hope you’re safe and doing well.

      Like

  7. Beverly Crawford says:

    Enforced solitude offers an opportunity to set aside the clap-trap of our everyday world, and get in touch with who we are!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Rashi Singh says:

      Couldn’t agree more, Beverly. The every day world had me living in a loop but because of these times, I’m exploring myself more. What about you?
      Stay happy and stay safe!

      Like

  8. Beautiful lines and a great take on the prompt. I loved your drawing too! 😃

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Rashi Singh says:

      Thanks a lot, Shweta! Glad you liked it!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. -Eugenia says:

    It’s good connecting with you and thank you for following Eugi’s Causerie.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Rashi Singh says:

      Hi, Eugenia. Yeah, I’ve been meaning to read your posts but so far I’ve only gone through the weekly prompts. You have a fun blog! Thank you for following Fictive Finesse as well.

      Liked by 1 person

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