Boredom

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Ever has thou wondered;
How boredom dost occur?
A spell that pulls thee under;
Makes all else seem a blur.

Seeps into the mind and soul;
Bringing grievances – complaints.
Lest it spins out of control;
Voice the need of restraint.

Ever has thou wondered;
How boredom is innate.
Learn to rise up and conquer;
Mold passion into shape.

Boredom has a pattern odd;
From every angle it is flawed.

 

 

β€œI would rather die of passion than of boredom.”
― Vincent van Gogh

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Comments

  1. Sumana Roy says:

    You’ve defined boredom perfectly Sanaa…definitely from every angle it is flawed…

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  2. Old Egg says:

    I wonder whether boredom is an affliction of the young? For me I just haven’t time for that for every project I complete means I can start a new one! Yes, bored people must be flawed.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Old Egg,

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      PS: Perhaps it is the affliction of the young πŸ™‚

  3. X says:

    It is an interesting thought – is it our self talk that leads us to boredom. Is it our imagination maybe running wild with things we could be doing as opposed to being stuck where we are. That is when I feel the more boredom is when I feel trapped.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello X,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
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      PS: I agree, boredom is when one feels like they’re trapped.

    2. Susan says:

      I believe that High School Agers–where I have encountered the most boredom and therefore had to analyze it–is more like what happens in the Sleeping Beauty–teenagers need to sleep and mope a lot until they integrate the male and female in themselves–a Jungian reading. That’s the wake up, perk up kiss!

      1. adashofsunny says:

        Lol that’s for sure πŸ™‚

  4. Jae Rose says:

    I love how you left it to the end to add the quote – it really added to your poem…and yes, boredom is a beast which needs to be vanquished.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  5. blogoratti says:

    That was a delightful read, dear friend. Well done!

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  6. gillena says:

    Sanaa, I luv your wisdom on Boredom, it does have a strong grasp and a sneaky entrance, I think though, as we grow older, and understand ourselves, and our potential, boredom becomes a stranger rather than a companion.

    Much love…

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Gillena,

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      PS: Agreed πŸ˜‰

  7. totomai says:

    This was a treat. loved the use of old language – I can sense that you had fun composing the poem.
    Boredom is such a big topic. Difficult to define actually.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Totomai,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
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      PS: It was rather mind boggling to compose at first.. till I landed upon that quote πŸ™‚

  8. Susan says:

    LOVE! Especially this: “Mold passion into shape” yes, yes. Boredom is so floppy! And I am going to respond to old Egg . . .

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  9. Rall says:

    I would like to be bored for a bit….sounds relaxing !

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  10. Oh this is a very cool read and I especially admire the closing couplet, which is brilliant! LOVE that banner photo. Wow!

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  11. kaykuala h says:

    Boredom has a pattern odd;
    From every angle it is flawed.

    Great ending and very wise words Sanaa! One cannot win against boredom!

    Hank

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  12. Mary says:

    Yes, so true…boredom can definitely pull a person under if one doesn’t fight against it at certain times!

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  13. L. Moon says:

    A passionate reply to the prompt Sanaa. I 100% concur with Van Gogh and you!

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  14. Sage says:

    Lovely poem that captures the lure and danger of boredom. More passion, yes!

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  15. I particularly like your great conclusion.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  16. panchali says:

    “Boredom has a pattern odd;
    From every angle it is flawed….” Precisely!! I realise it’s a choice β€” my choice β€” and I must consciously choose to view the world through a positive lens.
    Bravo….so well written, Sanaa ☺

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  17. G L Meisner says:

    Yes boredom is a bit flawed. It only serves to occupy our minds.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  18. Sara McNulty says:

    Such lovely writing with a killer ending.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  19. Gail says:

    Absolutely loved the last two lines…wait, I loved the whole piece.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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