Poem: A Reflective Trail

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    • Feelings and Freedom

      Maya Angelou’s “Caged bird” is certainly a masterpiece. Although I didn’t realise that unintentionally I used the essence of her poem. Free flying birds have always fascinated me. Thanks for your words. You gave a wonderful prompt. Another one from me in on its way 🙂

  • radhikasreflection

    Such an interesting prompt. Your verses pose such profound questions. Well done Vandana!

    • Feelings and Freedom

      Thanks dear Radhika. Some lessons to learn form great leaders to smoothen our ride.

  • Shawna

    “Will we ever acknowledge the vigor of hope and optimism?”

    What a great question! We definitely should.

    I love that you put Helen Keller and Socrates in a poem together. 🙂

  • Frank Hubeny

    I liked the question about Socrates. It made me suspect that his beliefs came first and then the reasons justifying them came second, but that doesn’t explain where the beliefs came from in the first place.

    • Feelings and Freedom

      I guess beliefs and justifications go hand in hand. Sometimes reasons give birth to beliefs and at other times we have a belief which we try and justify.

  • Gospel Isosceles

    It is a noble thing to contemplate what motivated the world’s greatest. As a believer, I see that each of them was moved by saying yes to God.

    • Feelings and Freedom

      That’s a great observation. No one can reach such heights and be as determined without God’s loving support. So yes, belief is God us essential to realize our potential as well as our goals! Thanks for reflecting back.

  • Beverly Crawford

    … and we look to these examples for guidance, for hope, for courage, for foresight, and encouragement to step up when our time comes. Great write!

    • Feelings and Freedom

      Yes we do and we must. Life jolts us many a times and we must take learning from experiences of great leaders. I appreciate your kind words. Thanks.

    • Feelings and Freedom

      Thanks Sara! We must learn to believe ourselves before expecting others to believe us, isn’t it?

  • Olga

    In this moment of my life, your question about acknowledging the importance of hope and optimism struck a chord. Sometimes in the circumstances of life, it is all we are left with that can uplift the spirit. <3

    • Feelings and Freedom

      Yes, hope and optimism help us sail through tough times. Everyone’s life has ups and downs..The difference is only about our attitude, about how we face the challenges and hope and optimism certainly make our journey easier. I hope your phase will also pass through soon. Have a great weekend!

      • Olga

        I hope you have a wonderful weekend also. 🙂

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