The Blank Slate

The blank slate
that I was born with,
corrupted beyond recognition
by years of abuse.
Many wrote on it
that I can not now
recognize my writing.
Blessed are those
left alone
to write their own course.
For many,
it’s a search in wilderness
for the blank slate,
that they can write their own.
A mirror fractured and fragmented
does not reflect me,
I now see
what I want to see
what others want to see in me.
The blank slate has
gone dark
long ago.

Author: pranabaxom

Poetry is my passion. I am not a methodical writer. I have no set topics to write about. What I feel, perceive, think about, I will like to share in this blog. I open my mind to the world. Like the weather, sometimes my poems are cloudy, sometimes stormy. I always like to see sunshine streaming through the leaves of trees, so I hope I can share some of those sunshine with my readers.

10 thoughts on “The Blank Slate”

  1. Go, get some Silvery moonbeam,
    Write on that blank slate of yours gone dark
    With your own spectacular dreams.
    Beautiful poem, with which, I am sure many will identify themselves.

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      1. You waited all these years,
        So what are few hours
        For moonbeams to
        And in Governor Moonbeam’s backyard?
        I would wait for the
        Moonbeams to appear!

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  2. All those little creatures with blank slates show evidence of “selfishness” very fast. Some seem not to care, coming to a tragic end. Some decide to put on a better front and act more civilized. Hopefully someone will help write for them as they struggle with the battle.

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    1. yes, we all come in pure and then get corrupted. Who to point out fingers to? Society, environment, circumstances, poverty? The list can go on and on. I only hope everyone gets a second chance.


      1. You left out the cause of corruption to that blank slate – self. – I point to Adam. A blank slate does not mean nothing for beginning. I comes with ability to choose good or evil. The blank slate just means nothing has been written yet. Even a blank slate comes with beginnings – DNA combinations even if nothing else. Blank slate does not mean a pure slate or a holy slate. Good or bad – doesn’t take long to see in what direction the writing begins.

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  3. Sad to say, he gave the “self” to ability to make the choice. But he does not hold that “self” to accountability until it can make a choice. God is good; the absence of good is evil.


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