Saturday, 31 October 2015

Bubble Wrap

Bubble wrap your heart,
Bubble wrap your heart.
Save it from the broken shards,
Of broken hearts of glass.

Is that a reflection of you?
Staring you poignantly in the broken shard?
Or like the glass is it but a broken view?
Of an older you, fugitive and dread?

Let the pieces be as they lie,
Maybe someday they may achieve some respite.
When memory is painted with time’s dye,
Look back with Frost’s untaken sigh.

Bubble wrap your heart,
Bubble wrap your heart.
Pick up the pieces,

Only to cut your hands.

/*.Its appalling to see the state in which emotional intelligence finds itself today. Humans have had problems since the dawn of time , but how we deal with them is what shows the strength of our character. And I just don't see it that often. The diseased state of coping skills is concerning to say the last. And of course those of us who have managed to achieve some semblance of peace and balance have no choice but to bubble wrap our hearts , even though these deliciously dark individuals may be the most interesting thing we've ever seen and as much as they remind us of our unevolved selves. Perhaps our educational curriculum could teach a little more about how should one handle life and not just random facts to write in an exam.
This is one of my more simplistic forms, but well I have been busy memorising said facts and tried to get straight to the point with this one .*/
This song seems to fit the mood of this poem well. Listen to Maynard's little speech at the start( yeah he talks! ) . He says so much in just a few lines.

As funny as it is , Joey is right.

TL;DR - DO YOU EVEN COPING SKILLS BRO?

49 comments:

  1. You are right and it may seem to some that the human race is devolving now as we become more mindless. Survival was such a goal years ago but that does not seem so important anymore. Being angry seems more important than being contented and happy.

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  2. To be connected with everything we can either focus on the worst or bubble wrap our heart by watching kitty movies.

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    1. kitty movies..... lol
      but i see what you mean, and that is kind of the idea, to sty connected whilst staying safe

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  3. Is it a broken view of a future you...love that.

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  4. When memory is painted with time’s dye,
    Look back with Frost’s untaken sigh.

    Beautiful lines...!!

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  5. Look back with Frost's untaken sigh ��

    This poem definitely gave me some respite from the endless studies ����

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    1. thanks for dropping by man !! yeah i know , unis coming uo

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  6. Your poem reads as a cautionary tale. I don't know about schools teaching coping skills, but I feel strongly that parents should teach them.

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  7. I suppose bubble wrap can protect us to a certain degree..i agree but am also one who has limited coping skills and skims the darkness..i suppose the bubble wrap i create serves a contrary purpose to the one you may have - a thoughtful, reflective and powerful poem and certainly made me pause for thought

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    1. you know as cheesy as it seems, bubble wrap can be fun to pop and play around with , especially when it holds a wonderful gift under it. That's the right amount of bubble wrap :)

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    2. I don't think it's a contrary purpose, but a stop along the way.

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    3. a stop along the way yes :)

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  8. "Let the pieces be as they lie,"
    Nothing is going to heal in bubble wrap, true, but how many can realize that the way to healing will not leave our hands unscarred? Your poem touched my heart with its truth, and then your comment rocked me further. We have to have retreats. But aren't they to strengthen us to get back on the path? My heart won't permit a lengthy rest. I love the allusion to Robert Frost and his deep woodiness.

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    1. yes , the whole idea is to be careful with the retreats we choose

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  9. nice images in this poem

    have a good Sunday; enjoyed the video too

    much love...

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  10. lovely way of putting it... can relate to that feeling. and joey is right :)

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  11. "Bubble wrap your heart" as a refrain works wonderfully in your verse.
    -HA

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  12. You did write this one perfectly....yes if we try to pick up the pieces we cut ourselves more....I like the idea of letting them lie so with time we may find respite. And yes I do find myself bubble wrapping my heart and my whole self sometimes.

    Donna@LivingFromHappiness

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    1. thank you , i guess we all find ourselves with bubble wrap at times

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  13. I definitely learned to bubble wrap my heart, to survive..........I love your discourse here, Suyash and I WISH schools taught kids coping skills because so many of their parents are too messed up to do so. Now kids are learning from tv and video games that coping with someone who bothers you is using violence.

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    1. thank you and it really is concerning as to how the next generation is learning to handle its problems

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  14. I really like how this reads and feels so much like a song. It could be sung.

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  15. Terribly sad image of cutting oneself on the shards of broken heart.

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    1. i know, but it happens around us , everyday

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  16. What a clever way to talk about protecting the heart - bubble wrap can most definitely be necessary at times.

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  17. Really, its all up to us to save ourself.

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  18. "Is that a reflection of you?
    Staring you poignantly in the broken shard?
    Or like the glass is it but a broken view?
    Of an older you, fugitive and dread?"
    Such beautiful words. I can see myself singing this as lyrics

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  19. A very interesting and thoughtful post. I think that TV and film inundating society with central characters who move through their lives with no introspection and no perspective other than themselves at the center of everything, has resulted in multi generations (and it is getting worse) of individuals who are, seemingly, unable to "step back" from being totally swept up in any given moment - almost as if they are incapable of "getting a grip". Popular culture tells us over and over again - they this is the way it is - that it's fine and even amusing for people to conduct themselves with such ineptitude. But yes for "those of us who have managed to achieve some semblance of peace and balance" letting these emotionally wrecked people in, is a real vexation to the spirit.

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    1. you said it ! both your points are absolutely precisely made
      TV, media and internet bring about this culture of instant gratification , so every one has this ready and easy release valve. So very few would turn to the more sublime forms of culture for catharsis.
      As to the second point, it is such a vexation indeed.

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  20. Your subject is on point, and i see the discussions above have voiced my viewpoint quite well. Your metaphor of the bubble wrap is excellent.

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  21. I see it as a maturity testing...everyone has to learn their own lessons...not 'to copy and paste'...and by protecting the heart with bubble wrap will not serve well for distant goal ...just form the blocks & regress...the broken parts it's possible to heal by looking inward... How to prevent in family? Living by example. Namaste.

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    1. i know bubble wrapping isn't a long term solution and eventually we have to shed that wrap, but i think it works well for the ' blocks and regresses' as you put it

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  22. I, too see the atmosphere has changed-life has become more superficial~ It is sad, you picked an excellent way to express the void-it seems contagious!

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  23. Hmmm, I really enjoyed the metaphor play and the last line which takes the tone in a different place then I was expecting. Thanks for posting!

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  24. But even though we try, we can never bubble wrap our hearts :-) Lovely words.

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  25. I enjoyed reading this again, Suyash :) Your words create magic!❤️

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  26. Yes... protected, overprotected, man I just wanna jump on that bubble wrap and make a ruckus. Oops!

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