THE MAZE OF THE STONE FACE

Abandoned by the side of an ancient cenotaph,

There she stands forever reading the epitaph.

A stone maiden tarnished by the scars of time,

Yet holding a visage as pure as the ringing chime.

Her youthful face shelters crevices and cracks galore,

Making fractrals and mazes each leading to the next door.

Beware! You might for sure get lost in them,

She has herself gone through that mayhem.

One needs a dauntless heart to merge moments dot by dot,

To create the lines of life that can never rot.

Her atrocities and fights are still fathomless,

And neither have her curves nor edges returned to flawless.

Nevertheless she draws spectators from all around,

Who believe her to be the epitome of an art so profound.

We all stand like her, vulnerable to the agents of time

Despite agony and hindrance, we do dare to rise to prime.

Because those who tread on the path of Phoenix’s Renaissance,

Do get up from the ashes to live their life for its true essence…

Β© Megha Bose 2017

Photo Credit: http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo/statue-of-maiden.html

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89 Comments Add yours

  1. Ady says:

    Beautiful lines especially how we are tested by time to emerge out as phoenix was a powerful thought….

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    1. Thanks for appreciating my thoughts. 😊

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  2. indishe says:

    A powerful message

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    1. Glad to know that I could deliver it to you.😊

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  3. mistimaan says:

    Lovely post

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  4. I always wonder, as to the living models of such work. How did they fare?

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    1. Our ancestors were more skilled than we can ever think of. 😊

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  5. spacesoulblog says:

    Life’s true essence!! This is amazing!

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  6. Shoumodip says:

    Best of your works…phoenix analogy is beauty

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      1. Shoumodip says:

        welcome πŸ™‚

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      1. Tammy7711 says:

        You’re welcome😁

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  7. Honey8 says:

    Beautifully written! πŸ‘πŸ‘

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      1. Honey8 says:

        Welcomed! Have a great day! 😊

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  8. Hi! Thanks a lot for joining Thoughts of SheryL!
    Great blog! πŸ™‚

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    1. You’re welcome. 😊

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  9. Aliosa says:

    Happy New Year, 2018 ! πŸ™‚
    AlioΘ™a ! πŸ™‚

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    1. Happy New Year ! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’ŸπŸŽ‰πŸŒ±πŸ†

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  10. jesh stg says:

    Lovely statue as well as poetic thoughts! Thank you for visiting me:) Saw your delightful post about your childhood drawings – am inviting you to share any creative project you are working on (does not need to be finished)
    on Friday Jan. 3 – the 2nd post of Weekend Journal Page (not posted till Jan 3) https://artworksfromjeshstg.wordpress.com/2017/12/28/weekend-journal-page-jan-3/
    If you like to look before, to get an idea about possibilities and rules, click on following link
    https://artworksfromjeshstg.wordpress.com/2017/12/28/weekend-journal-page-jan-3/
    Hope to see you there! And have a great and happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you.😊 Happy New Year ! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’ŸπŸŽΆπŸŽ‰πŸŒ±πŸŒž

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  11. ESP xtruck says:

    The way you stick to rhyming is commendable considering the exquisite thoughts you express. Glad to have come across your blog and congrats on award.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and appreciating my work. 😊

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      1. ESP xtruck says:

        Always a pleasure to read good poetry πŸ™‚

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      2. Thank you.😊

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  12. 3C Style says:

    A beautiful poem that has stunning rhythm. A real work of art! Happy new year.

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    1. Thank you.😊
      Happy New Year !

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  13. rothpoetry says:

    A great poem of strength and beauty!
    Dwight

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        You are welcome!

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  14. Alexi says:

    Couldn’t stop reading this
    Very well articulated

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    1. Thank you.😊

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  15. Diana says:

    I enjoyed this and proceeded to read it aloud. πŸ™‚ It did not matter that no one was listening; you had the my soul’s attention!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Thank you so much. 😊

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  16. dfolstad58 says:

    I confess I am weak at understanding poems and realize it must like reading music; a talent that needs time.
    If the poem is too symbolic I can’t understand but this one I liked.

    Humor is also difficult to write and yet I understand it is possible to learn.

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    1. Thank you so much for your appreciation. 😊

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  17. Glass says:

    “We all stand like her, vulnerable to the agents of time
    Despite agony and hindrance, we do dare to rise to prime.”

    OOOOOHH SO GOOOOOD :’))))

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    1. Thank you.😊

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  18. wordswooer says:

    How musical & how deep!!
    Thanks a lot for visiting my blog! Would love to follow your amazing blog! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much. 😊

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  19. Anand Bose says:

    Very deep and philosophical leaving rich thoughts for contemplation. Anand Bose from Kerala

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    1. Thank you so much for giving it a thought. 😊

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      1. Hello Sands Of Time.

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  20. Bartek D says:

    That’s amazing, I can’t wait to dig deeper into your blog.

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  21. JC says:

    Thanks for the visit!

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  22. I am nominating you for the Liebster Award. Please follow the link : https://loveversified.wordpress.com/2018/01/23/the-liebster-award/

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you so much.😊

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  23. odylicious says:

    This is just the beautiful type of art that I enjoy having shared with me. Thank you for the visit and for showing me what you are doing so that I can also be a part of it, so fun.

    Like

    1. You’re welcome.😊

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  24. Thank you for following my blog and for sharing your wonderfully insightful poetry.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by.😊

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  25. Anne Sandler says:

    Thank you for visiting and following my blog. I look forward to reading more of your writing.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. You’re always welcome, dear.😊

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  26. anjana says:

    So beautiful. This is the second one I am reading and I am already following!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much, dear friend. 😊❀

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      1. anjana says:

        Pleasure! πŸ™‚

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  27. Holy mackerel. Best I’ve witnessed from you thus far. Do you find the pictures first, and then create the rhyme?
    You know, I have to look up your words, don’t you? To such a pleasure once revealed through the story. Thank you.

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    1. Nope. I write the poem first. The rhyme comes with the flow. Once it’s done, I search relevant image. I donot make drafts. I generally write all these at one go.

      Thank you.πŸ˜€

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  28. I AM SO GLAD TO BE HERE!
    THIS IS SUCH AN AMAZING BLOG….I COULDN’T RESIST FOLLOWING…
    I await to read more….

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    1. Thank you so much. 😊

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  29. Antsafanou says:

    Thanks for your visit on my blog so that I could discover yours. You write so beautifully well, I love it^^. happy Easter by the way

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    1. You’re welcome, dear. Thanks for stopping by. Happy Easter!!!

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  30. Reina says:

    Thank you for following me, your writing is really good. Its a beautiful poem

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