The Stairway of Mind

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The gesturing clouds,
the echoing foyer,
and rhythmic beats of
the pulsating heart lead
up to the stairway of mind.

In the midst of swirling
thoughts, I found the answers
to life and in a place where
the spirit dances learned that
assumption was devil’s advocate.

If I could hold on to reassuring calm,
would retrace life-altering steps, like
the first glow of dawn annihilate
doubt and break loose from the grip
of darkness.

 

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Comments

  1. Paul says:

    A journey staircase. Fabulous metaphor.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Paul 😊 so glad you liked it ❤️

  2. Vivian Zems says:

    Love this… “learned that assumption was devil’s advocate.” I read it as a fight for sanity and positivity and light. Great write! I’m thinking of my offering now 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Vivian 😊 so glad you liked it ❤️

  3. kaykuala h says:

    first glow of dawn annihilate
    doubt and break loose from
    the grip of darkness

    There are good souls who extend kindness to us that help reduces doubts and enhance our confidence! Very true, good observation Sanaa!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😊 thanks for stopping by, Hank ❤️

  4. Great piece! The mind climbs so many stairs trying to find sanity, wisdom, clarity. Love this piece of wisdom ” learned that assumption was devil’s advocate”. Thanks for writing!!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie 😊 so glad you liked it ❤️

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  5. Bjorn says:

    Love it… we need to climb those stairs… the assumptions never really works.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn ☺️ so glad you liked it ❤️

  6. gillena says:

    Ah but the light!!! Nice write Sanaa

    Much💚love

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena ☺️ so good to see you ❤️

  7. I love that place where the spirit dances!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry ☺️ so glad you liked it ❤️

  8. That’s a great first stanza, Sanaa, that leads us into your swirling thoughts. I love the lines:
    ‘the first glow of dawn annihilate
    doubt and break loose from the grip
    of darkness’.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim ☺️ so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  9. Timoteo says:

    Poignant…one of the best I’ve seen from you, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Timoteo ☺️ so glad you liked it ❤️

  10. Sanaa, the curiosity in those stairs is an assumption of the unknown
    and what lurks behind the devils mist.

    This is a poetic brilliant write. 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Oh gosh!❤️ Thank you so much, Charlie ☺️ so glad you enjoyed it!❤️

  11. Walter marks says:

    Just love it. Climb to where the vision solidifies and understand.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ☺️ thanks for stopping by, Walter ❤️

  12. Xenia Tran says:

    A beautiful write Sanaa – I love those gesturing clouds and echoeing foyers that guide the way :o) xxx

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Xenia ☺️ so glad you liked it ❤️

  13. Eric says:

    Ah, that first glow of dawn! This is excellent.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Eric ☺️ so glad you liked it ❤️

  14. Audrey says:

    This is so lovely–you really have a gift for extended metaphor!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Audrey ☺️ so good to see you ❤️

  15. Dwight says:

    It is always good to wake and realize that some dreams are not real!
    I loved your descriptive stairway of the mind…
    Dwight

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Dwight ☺️ so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  16. Frank says:

    I liked the idea of finding answers in swirling thoughts.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Frank ☺️ so glad you liked it ❤️

  17. Old Egg says:

    Those life altering steps are the mirror of our live for when we become aware instead of playing at heir foot like children we climb up further to take on life’s challenges but then having reached our goal find that the going gets harder and we slow down to old age, sit on the steps and watch the younger people come up behind us! Another great poem Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin ☺️ so glad you liked it ❤️

  18. Brendan says:

    Indeed if we could!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Brendan ☺️ so glad you liked it ❤️

  19. Reema Dsouza says:

    Sometimes we need that reassuring calm to help us out in situations! Loved the metaphors. Thanks for linking up with #WednesdayVerses .

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Reema ☺️ so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  20. wildchild47 says:

    I found the answers
    to life and in a place where
    the spirit dances learned that
    assumption was devil’s advocate.

    ahh … to corral the mind that is running wild …. to control the out of control ideas and feelings, to learn that projecting ahead, to assume is never as clear as just seeing what is …. not an easy lesson to learn ….

    I really like this turning point in the poem Sanaa – it’s very insightful and wise …. 🙂 climb those stairs with confidence

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Wildchild ☺️ so glad you liked it ❤️

  21. Debi says:

    I think I’m still climbing but at least I’m looking for answers and not platitudes. Excellent writing Sanaa (as usual)

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Debi ☺️ so good to see you ❤️

  22. Amaya says:

    Yes, it’s a spiritual practice to not work toward conclusions, a direct antithesis to what the gods of this world would have us doing.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ☺️ thanks for stopping by, Amaya ❤️

  23. Annell4 says:

    A beautiful work.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Annell ☺️ so glad you liked it ❤️

  24. ZQ says:

    Wonderful!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, ZQ 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  25. Sara McNulty says:

    This is beautiful, and the art is mystifying. I like, ‘break loose from the grip of darkness.’

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sara 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Mary ☺️ so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

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