[447] The Potential In You

I mask a mask of ⁣
survival that has ⁣
overstayed its welcome like⁣
drizzle after a storm⁣

The mask is a shapeshifter⁣
an excuse spitter, so naturally⁣
it dreads questions that reveal⁣
its truest nature, so I dare ask⁣

What do you fear to admit?⁣
How deep is your survivors’ guilt?⁣
What disappointments do you hide?⁣
What memory do you block through denial?⁣
Does grief stop you from loving again?⁣
Which illusions make you stay the same?⁣
What are the attachments that you can’t let go of?⁣

The answer is the realisation⁣
that the question needs an exploration⁣
into its deepest roots ⁣
into the unconscious you⁣
that will come forward in pain or⁣
rain that will subside ⁣
and open up a new sky⁣
of your new iridescence life


NaPoWriMo Day 28: Our prompt today (optional, as always), is to write a poem that poses a series of questions. The questions could be a mix of the serious (“What is the meaning of life?”) and humorous (“What’s the deal with cats knocking things off tables?”), the interruptive (“Could you repeat that?”) and the conversational (“Are those peanuts? Can I have some?”). You can choose to answer them – or just let the questions keep building up, creating a poem that asks the reader to come up with their own answer(s).

Let me know if you liked this poem in the comments below!

31 thoughts on “[447] The Potential In You

      1. Really means a lot. You might have liked it more because I noticed now that you have written about the Chakras. I tried every question to be an inquiry into one chakra at a time. That’s why you may notice that there are 7 questions as well 🙂

  1. Well said. But for some reason, I love your first stanza. It’s almost like a rap song said in one breath. Now I’m not a rapper, far far from it. But I listen to some rap songs, and when I read that first stanza, in my mind I was rapping it 🙂 But I love the whole poem. Magnificent work.

  2. Rahul, you know I enjoy your work. This one will definitely get more than one read from me. Fantastic. Thought-provoking questions that deserve deep pondering.

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