Uncertainty

Hi!

Welcome everyone!

It gives me great pleasure to announce that this post is yet another collaborative effort. The only difference is that this time, it’s going to be a poetry.

Because, interestingly, this collab has a remarkably similar backstory to my previous joint venture.

For the poem actually came to me in it’s raw, free verse state from my friend/colleague, Dr. Harshali More. And like my sister, she too wanted it ‘proofread’

(Yeah, I am popular. Just deal with it, won’t you?)

And, as usual, I did more than what I had been asked for.

(Okay, so maybe I am being pompous to the point of being a narcissist by now…)

Anyways, by the time I was done ‘editing’ I had ended up modifying the poem well enough to make it virtually unrecognisable from it’s predecessor. And that was how this ‘collab’ was born.

I just hope that you guys think it’s good enough…. because, as always, I have tried adding a bit of a personal spin to it. All feedback appreciated as always! 😊

The Uncertainty

I am the one who crawls inside your head,

burrowing thy subconscious,

Chilling your spine as I descend,

Yes, I am the one harbouring fear!

.

The one making your mind wander in a circle,

making you feel stuck,

Tying your hands with apprehension,

For I am the one breeding frustration!

.

I can make you go mad,

redden you with rage, tormenting thy brain,

Distancing the hearts as I progress,

Yes, I am the one cradling anger!

.

The racing heart, that adrenaline rush,

the pearls of sweat over thy brow,

Transforming your goals into a journey,

For it’s me who makes a challenge one!

.

Those tiny bits of excitement and joy,

the vista of endless possibilities,

Letting you feel top of the world

Yes, I am the one in sync with surprise !

.

The one who keeps you on your path,

pumping you full with curiosity,

Awaiting action for the moments to come,

For it’s me sharing traits with hope !

.

The butterflies in your tummy,

the feeling of elation,

Trusting someone implicitly for life,

Yes, I am the one heralding true love!

.

Well, I have been named more than once,

Then be it ambiguity, a chance, even an ‘I don’t know‘!

Blaming me for thy confusing future,

For it’s me making you think a lot more!

.

But why should you be so certain of things?

When it’s simply no fun, simply no thrill?

Laying the foundation of new beginnings, 

It’ll be me bringing opulence to thy!

.

So, hence life to you I advise,

don’t you miss any shade of mine,

‘Cuz if there’s a thing you’d be certain about,

It’ll always be me, THE UNCERTAINTY !

– Harshali & Soumitra

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54 Comments Add yours

  1. Tom Burton says:

    Lovely collaboration! 🙂 Hope you have a great week!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thank you Tom! 😊 And I wish the same for you! 😁✌️

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Betul Erbasi says:

    I think the end product turned out great!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thank you so much!😅 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  3. ashok says:

    Good one Soumitra

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thanks a lot! 😁

      Liked by 1 person

      1. ashok says:

        Pleasure 😊

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  4. Desiree B says:

    Beautiful! Lovely way to end it.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thank you so much! 😊

      Liked by 1 person

    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thanks a lot! 😊

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  5. Thanks    for accepting and following my blog.

    I’m available to read your post at my convenient time.

    You have such an interesting topic I will love to read in
    your blog.

    I still remain  the simple blogger…..

    #PATRICKSTORIES
    Peace ✌and Love ❤

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thank you so much Patrick! And I’ll surely be checking out your blog bas well… As and when I find time.

      Happy blogging! 😊✌️

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      1. Thank you! I appreciate your thoughtful response.
        Such an awesome way of replying someone. Thanks. Again

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      2. You are welcome

        #PATRICKSTORIES
        Peace ✌and Love ❤

        Liked by 1 person

  6. Thanks for liking my post.
    POEM- The cauldron
    I appreciate that very much.
    You are welcome
    Thanks for that
    #PATRICKSTORIES
    Peace ✌and Love ❤

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  7. The poem is short but carries a lot of meaning if scrutinized properly.

    Such a profound way of writing. Love the beginning part of it( I am the one who crawls inside your head)
    and the end part of the poem just made it look real again( It’ll always be me, THE UNCERTAINTY ! )

    Thanks for giving me that mindset about emotion as you said in your poem explanation.

    I still remain  the simple blogger…..

    #PATRICKSTORIES
    Peace ✌and Love ❤

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thank you once again Patrick! 😁

      Yeah it does carry a lot of meaning… And I’m glad that you found it so. Stay tuned and I promise to do my best! ✌️

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      1. Thank you! I appreciate your thoughtful response.

        Such an awesome way of replying someone. Thanks. Again

        Also, I just posted:

        POEM: The CAULDRON

        Would love to know your views. Love to see your contributions on it. I’m always excited for your comment. 🙂

        You are welcome

        #PATRICKSTORIES
        Peace ✌and Love ❤

        Liked by 1 person

        1. The Pensieve says:

          Sure! I’ll check out your poem as soon as I can! 😁

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      2. You are welcome

        #PATRICKSTORIES
        Peace ✌and Love ❤

        Liked by 1 person

  8. Rashi Singh says:

    Haha! Loved the last two lines the most!
    And this
    The racing heart, that adrenaline rush,
    the pearls of sweat over thy brow,
    G

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thank you Rashi! I’m glad you liked our work! 😊

      P.S. Is your comment incomplete by any chance? 😅

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      1. Rashi Singh says:

        My pleasure.
        Yeah, I was gonna type Great collab! But then…clumsiness happened!😅

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        1. The Pensieve says:

          Oops! 😅

          Oh.. BTW I have sent you an invite to be an author on my blog. Did you receive it? If not then please send me your email/username so that I can resend the same… ✌️

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          1. Rashi Singh says:

            Ok, umm…I’m not sure where to check it though. I checked it under “People” but didn’t get any notification for the invite.
            My username is Rashi Singh and email is rachelsteve2005@gmail.com

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          2. The Pensieve says:

            Honestly… I’m not sure how this works either. I have sent you an invite on email though… Although I’m not sure how where it’ll appear… So you’d better check the spam too 😅

            Liked by 1 person

          3. Rashi Singh says:

            Ok. I’ll check it. I sent you a mail right now.

            Liked by 1 person

          4. The Pensieve says:

            Done! Welcome aboard!

            P.S. Am I going to get an invitation too?

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          5. Rashi Singh says:

            But bhaiya, I’m not sure this is how guest blogging works…

            Liked by 1 person

          6. The Pensieve says:

            It’s simple. Now that you have accepted my invite, my site will appear in your account along with your primary site. Now you can create your posts the same way you do in your own site.

            Alternatively, you can directly reblog posts from your site on to mine…

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  9. gauriwalecha says:

    True! The most certain thing in life is uncertainty! Great collaboration! Thanks for sharing!🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. The Pensieve says:

      Very welcome! 😁

      Thanks a lot for the feedback! 😊

      Liked by 1 person

      1. gauriwalecha says:

        My pleasure 😊
        Have a great day ahead 😃

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        1. The Pensieve says:

          Thank you and wish the same to you! 😊

          Liked by 1 person

  10. amoderneowyn says:

    Loved it!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thank you so much! 😁

      Liked by 1 person

  11. tinastepek says:

    The words are so true. Great job!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thanks a lot Tina! 😊

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  12. This was something very different and yet perfectly related to. The choice of words and metaphors is wonderful and makes everything seem so realistic. I could feel my eyes moisten while reading some lines. What a masterpiece!! Kudos to you!!

    You are welcome

    #PATRICKSTORIES
    Peace ✌and Love ❤

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      Wow! I really didn’t realize that I had struck a chord so deep! Thank you so much for your feedback, Patrick! 😊

      Like

      1. You are welcome

        #PATRICKSTORIES
        Peace ✌and Love ❤

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Thank you! I appreciate your thoughtful response.

        Such an awesome way of replying someone. Thanks. Again

        Also, I just posted:

        PATRICK VIEW: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

        Would love to know your views. Love to see your contributions on it. I’m always excited for your comment. 🙂

        You are welcome

        #PATRICKSTORIES
        Peace ✌and Love ❤

        Liked by 1 person

        1. The Pensieve says:

          Sure! Will check it out ASAP! 😊

          Like

          1. Thanks for that. I appreciate that very much.

            #PATRICKSTORIES
            Peace ✌and Love ❤

            Liked by 1 person

  13. Bhagyashree says:

    Collabs are fun to work on. I remember I shared so many laughs with the bloggers I worked with. Did you also have a dailogue with your partner, that left you in splits?
    P.S. Great post! Loved reading it! 🌸

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thanks a lot Bhagyashree for your kind feedback! 😁

      And yeah, this collab was the first time the two of us really connected. Although sadly we ended up fighting over whose version was to be published. So she published hers on her blog. And, 5 months later, I published mine over here.

      Obviously, we haven’t collaborated since. 🙁

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      1. Bhagyashree says:

        Wow! That’s one epic collab then! 😜

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