Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Theory of Knowing

Last night, I knew all
I wanted—you. Then
comes the dawn, singing
of new wonders I want
today, wonders I don’t yet know
if I will still want
tomorrow night.


- for my friend, Re, and for anyone who finds themself at the end of a relationship they thought would last forever, and is now convinced that they will never (ever) love again. Endings and Beginnings happen—and we never know which is which, until we know.

- linked to Poets and Storytellers United (Weekly Scribblings #54: Hindsight Is Rather Tricky).

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33 comments:

  1. Beautifully said, and great title. Ha! I have lived to be glad a few times over for those sad-at-the-time-endings.

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  2. I love this, Magaly! It’s been a long time since I felt like that, but you reminded me with your bittersweet words.

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    1. It has been a long time for me too--thank goodness!

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  3. Beautifully melancholy piece. The way all our minds pay with our "comfortableness" if we are honest. XXX

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  4. My best wishes to whoever needs them! <3

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  5. I hope Re finds beautiful things to explore and good things to want on the next stage of their journey. I know I've been there before, and been disoriented when dealing with the thoughts of 'what comes next?'

    Also, killer line breaks on this one!

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    1. After I wrote the poem, I recommended Re read the comments. I, too, hope that seeing that a lot of those have been there--didn't care for it, but are still doing quite well--would help.

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    2. Thank you for noticing the line breaks *wink-wink*.

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  6. Uncertainty can reign. No doubt. We makes our choices and we lives with what we gots. Solid, succinct work, MG.

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  7. That is so tight and powerful...had moments like this recently.

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    1. I hope the recent happenings didn't hurt too deeply...

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  8. Endings/beginnings are so hard, so terribly, terribly hard.

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  9. Ah, the theory of knowing --- a never-ending ever-evolving state!

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  10. A universal message ... love it and paying it forward to all who need it!!!

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  11. Mrs. Jim said if I died today she would not remarry but rather get a dog. Later in the day something she did was nice but not of the ordinary. I told her that my new wife, a dog, could not have done what she did.
    Just today!! Magaly, thank you for hosting, this prompt turned out nice. I think we all have a few "If only's" in our lives. I do but don't regret doing what I did instead.
    ..

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  12. Beautifully written and well said! It's all so very hard!!! Blessings to your friend! Big Hugs Magaly!

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  13. One can only suffer a certain number of endings in a life Expectations are the root of all misery says Will. Living in the moment plodding along...left right left right....is the go

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  14. Beginnings are most always fun and exciting. Endings are at times painful, but other times a blessing, like..."whew! finally!". I guess we just have to wait until tomorrow night to see what comes about. I have learned not to "expect" anything...just go with the flow.

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    1. I, too, have found much value in the "go with the flow" theory.

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  15. Do I want it, or do I not? I don't know. Maybe I never did and never will!

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  16. There are always going to be uncertainties, or else life would be quite boring. Great poem, Magaly!

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