A Frantic Female Fifty-something’s Odyssey In Rhyme, Searching for Reason

I am setting out, on a poetical journey, from the heights, to the depths, from horizon to horizon. Interweaving, with commentary, views, and random observations on a variety of topics of interest to me, and hopefully to others as well.

Catacombs have always held a fascination for me, and I am using the image it induces,  as a metaphor for my life’s journey. When you think of them, you imagine an old,  dark and damp place. A maze that goes on and off in all directions, I see that as the path of life. You never know where one road might take you, or one door, instead of  the other.

Chamber after chamber, in the depths, beneath a lively, vibrant city above. There is the light above; the known, and the dark below, the unknown. Mysterious, but intriguing and inviting. Once you enter, will you be able to navigate your way  through?

Will you meet with the souls of the departed who lie resting in their tombs?  Those who once lived, their blood pulsing, hearts beating, thinking, feeling, breathing souls, who for a time existed, now reduced to dust and bone.

The city above, moves about at it’s frantic pace, unaware and uncaring of what is buried below. They are forgotten. Generations, and centuries have passed, so long ago, but they still live. Their descendants atop; a testament to those who used to be.

If they could awake and rise again, like Lazarus; breathe in fresh air, and be born again, their skin warm, eyes open, what stories could they tell?   Maybe they would choose to remain in their stone beds. This world  so alien and different to them.




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14 thoughts on “A Frantic Female Fifty-something’s Odyssey In Rhyme, Searching for Reason

  1. Nice to know the reason behind the name of your blog… I always find something in the names of the blogs or by the names they blog, it shows something about them that is bit mysterious and known
    mostly to them… It’s fun to have bloggers around who put so much thoughts into their writing… Wonderful name I must say 🙂
    Have a great day..
    Sorry I haven’t been around. Been sick lately, better now. 🙂
    see you

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  2. Hello Hemangini, I would have to agree with you about this. I can honestly say, I don’t know how I came up with the title, even though as I said, catacombs have always been fascinating to me. My little narrative above, just seemed to flow out of me, as I was trying to describe my intent and purpose for this blog. As of yet, I have not written anything other than poetry. I would like to dig deeper, so to speak, and explore other forms of expression and commentary.
    I want to thank you for your support and kind words, and for taking the time to write. I appreciate that so much. As a person who has really only just started this journey, i started out on shaky feet. I am beginning to find myself becoming steadier. The next step is to firmly plant my feet on the ground and start following the path that is set out before me.

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    1. Thanks Daal, I did not even know about this. I had no notice. Where do I find out about it. I assume I go to Shayma’s site? Also thank you for your kind comment. I am going to follow your blog. I am so glad that you liked my page.

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      1. Yes, I have come a way since the beginning. I have nominations that I did not do. I plan on doing them, but it’s just so hard when I have a home life, and also try to keep up with comments and write new material.

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  3. Da-Al, I have pretty much slowed down posting. I haven’t really been writing a lot lately. I’ve had a lot of other issues to deal with and have been falling behind in keeping up. In fact tomorrow morning I have to go to the hospital and have a colonoscopy. I have had a miserable two days. I am so hungry. I had to do a 2-day prep and it’s been killing me.


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