The Fear-quake at 3am

Photo by myself

3 am Fear-Quake
Seismic activity
Not plates colliding
More like
River revolving
Not flowing
But like
Pouring
Out of the
Heart cave
To form a whirlpool
In the belly
Richter scale
reading registered
Incessantly in the brain
Momentum of thoughts
Keep pale awake
Heavy eyes
Floods they make
Pulling the river
Reversed
From belly to cave
Heartbeat
Aftershocks
Desolate search
Breath rhythm found
Richter Scale broken
Blank
Lost
Quiet
Grief
No river
Anymore
Cave open
To the ocean
Of Being
Belly becomes shore
For the waves
Of breathing
Vision ships
Awake sleeping
Powerful release
To all turmoil within

92 thoughts on “The Fear-quake at 3am

    • Awakenings are like internal ruptures – I loved this :))) Yes they are and I now wholeheartedly welcome these experiences knowing how inherently powerful they are. Thank you very much, your visit is always a precious joy to me.

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      • That’s great to hear Pragalbha. Am glad it’s just an imaginary. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰ Poets have to travel with all kinds of emotions and bring a beautiful poetry. You did extremely well. β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ€“πŸ€“

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        • Thank you for bearing with me :))) I wouldn’t know if I just imagined this, or only wrote this, it did come from some experience …it is just that here it is :))) I am very happy to have this kind appreciation from you! Much Love and stay blessed!

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  1. Inner turmoil and struggle during the night feels so familiar PD❣️. There is much going on in our subconscious trying to make sense if the waking world. Let it do its job, and gently guide the mind back to focus on the breath. The soothing sensation brings sleep and allows the next chapter to unfold.

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  2. What powerful writing, my dear friend!! This is filled with stunning imagery, you truly took me on an adventure. The strength, honesty and courage weaved throughout adds such touching depth!! Truly well done πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ–€πŸ€—

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    • I love how you call this an adventure :)) It is a thrilling ride if we look at it that way and so much freedom at the end of it. I appreciate how you sense such powerful qualities as strength, honesty and courage. Thank you very much dearest Ace.

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  3. Engaging figurative language and energetic pace, Pragalbha. The early hours, when all is quiet, can reveal thoughts, truths, and discoveries buried under the noise of the day. Your poem illustrates this idea and leads to a cathartic ending. ✨

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  4. Oh my goodness, Pralgalbha, this is an exquisite poem. It reminds me of walking through the fire, again, and again, as the opening within becomes larger, and the mind quieter. I adore the quake metaphor combined with the seas, rising up so fast, and then becoming calm again. Again and again, as we continue becoming. Beautiful, and an honor to read your lovely words on this wondrous evening, my dear friend. β€οΈπŸ™

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    • Again and again… as we continue becoming – yes so true and beautiful to read your reflection. It is still new for me to actually expect and appreciate these experiences for their incredible inherent wisdom and the freedom they lead to. I keep wondering why would I treat them as unexpected guests each time :))) Your wise response reinforces it for me, the opening does become larger, the mind does become quieter. Thank you very much for your kind thoughtful attention and presence, it means a lot to me truly.

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  5. The short sentence structure, lines with just a word add to the momentum and the feeling of fear, discomfort and restlessness which is how one feels in a similar situation. After the quake and the rushing river, then there is a sense of calm. Wonderful, Pragalbha.

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    • It makes me happy how clearly you understand my poem, it is so gratifying to read back from you the range of this experience. Thank you for also commenting on the structure of the poem, it is so good to know that it actually conveys the feeling. Truly means a lot to me Smitha, Much Love & Gratitude.

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    • Thank you for your kind attention πŸ™‚ I didn’t relate to this as a panic attack and not a repeat experience. It is a description of the movement of underlying emotions if we are able to really stay present and allow it to move consciously using our breath.

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  6. Pragalbha,
    There are many parts I want to reflect back to you,
    “Cave open
    To the ocean
    Of Being
    Belly becomes shore
    For the waves
    Of breathing”

    Your poem, beautifully written, expresses process and movement through emotions by allowing what is. Wonderful! Fear-quake is such creative wording and spot on.
    I too am open and learning and quaking and returning to love.
    Sending you love,
    Ali

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  7. To all the turmoil within!! sometimes it gets difficult to deal with that, today is that kind of a day. But then I am sure I will feel the inner calm too. Thank you for always writing such brilliant pieces. And I love the creative word ‘Fear-quake.’

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    • I earnestly hope and wish that you did find that place of inner calm through it all my friend πŸ’ it does get very difficult, it is not the faint hearted who brave such waves, it takes every ounce of your being to ride them. I am so glad and grateful that you took the time to read this and appreciate it. Much Love.

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    • Dear Cheryl thank you for your kind thoughtful response and acknowledgment πŸ™‚ The poetry that asked to be written at that hour was in itself a cleansing and cathartic experience – yes it did bring much renewal and peace with it. Much Gratitude.

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