Loose Ends

by Belinda Munoz on October 20, 2010


If every question had an answer
when would we
ever wonder?

If love could be measured
how then would
it be treasured?

If hearts couldn’t hurt
would we ever seek
or hide behind comfort?

If healing came overnight
would we still
gain valuable insight?

If longing didn’t bring melancholy
golly, who would eat, pray
then find love in Bali?

If all feelings made sense
would we employ the defense
mechanism of pretense?

If every loose end could be tied neatly
would the absence of struggle
resonate as sweetly?

If life were predictable
would we know or care
that it’s fragile?


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1 gramma ann October 20, 2010 at 3:43 am

Interesting questions, makes me think. I haven’t read, Eat, Pray, Love, to much hype.


2 brian October 20, 2010 at 4:05 am

do we treat it like it is fragile now? not really, throwing it away mindless…acting as if healing comes overnight…intriguing thought provoker. nice one shot.


3 ayala October 20, 2010 at 5:25 am

Belinda, I love your poem ! “If every loose end could be tied neatly would the absence of struggle resonate as sweetly?” I love it!!!


4 Chris G. October 20, 2010 at 5:46 am

Lovely poem, some profound statements here–quite thoughtful. The struggle is life, the unpredictability makes it what it is. Without, so many sweet things, would lose, or diminish in meaning…


5 Emmanuel Ibok October 20, 2010 at 7:05 am

Superb write…I like the loose end in each stanza….5 star Poetry.



6 Indigo October 20, 2010 at 7:15 am

I fall into your words and they leave me smiling each and every time! The imperfection of life is the reason our lives are so perfectly wonderous. (Hugs)Indigo


7 rob white October 20, 2010 at 7:34 am

Beautiful, Belinda… we live in a world of polarity. There is never an adversity without a blessings to be found. Things begin to go right the moment you have this illuminating insight.


8 Lady Nyo October 20, 2010 at 8:20 am

Thought provoking, without hitting you with preaching. Stuff of life…all of the same questions we all have. But you’ve fashioned it into a poem that embraces the important ones!

Thank you, for this. Lovely work.

Lady Nyo


9 The Exception October 20, 2010 at 8:28 am

Clever and thoughtful. Without the shadow or the polarity… how would we see the brilliance and inspiration of life?


10 Fouad Oodian October 20, 2010 at 9:11 am

I like people who try to trigger out what hide inside their soul.


11 Rudri October 20, 2010 at 9:54 am

Love the questons, cadence and rhythm of this piece. Well done Belinda!


12 Eric Alder October 20, 2010 at 10:34 am

It’s the contrast that gives things dimension. Nice One Shot!


13 Claudia October 20, 2010 at 10:35 am

yeah it is fragile..and i like how you spin those thought provoking questions into a beautiful poem – leaving us the loose ends to think our own thoughts…nice one shot belinda!


14 Joanne Sprott October 20, 2010 at 10:50 am

Very interesting rhythm and placement of rhyme in short stanzas to question us on the play of opposites. Thank you!


15 Andy October 20, 2010 at 10:53 am

nice one shot! makes us think!


16 Kristen @ Motherese October 20, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Another lovely poem, Belinda. I loved the way you combined humor and profundity. Thank you for sharing your words today.


17 SuziCate October 20, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Love the verseon eat, love, pray! Good questions with a lobely rhythmic flow, nice poem.


18 Amanda October 20, 2010 at 1:07 pm

Amazingly creative and also thought provoking my friend, thanks so much for visiting my nook also xxx Big hugs xx


19 G-Man October 20, 2010 at 1:11 pm

If love didn’t make you queasy,
Would there be barf Bags?

(Loved your poem Belinda)


20 CM @ A Little Lilac October 20, 2010 at 3:00 pm

This type of contrary thinking is absolutely wonderful!

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I’ve never been here before, but I love “Choosing Positivity”! Sometimes I feel like I’m the only one left in the world who tries to find good and positive things in life. Now I know I’m not alone! :-)


21 Soraya October 20, 2010 at 5:09 pm

Lovely poem. I love it. Congrats poet ;-)


22 david waters October 20, 2010 at 6:02 pm

such a thought provoking piece…wonderfully done;)


23 Patti October 20, 2010 at 6:10 pm

Those are things that make life what it is. Without them, what would poets have to write about? Nice One Shot. I really liked it.


24 Shashi October 20, 2010 at 7:44 pm

If life would have been predictable then it would not have been fragile…. I liked this one so much… thanks

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25 Jenny October 20, 2010 at 7:56 pm

Again, Lovely!
I am really enjoying your poetry Belinda! Thanks for sharing.


26 Leslie October 20, 2010 at 9:27 pm

As much as I like to tie knots, I love the loose ends, too. I NEED the loose ends – those unanswerable questions, the boundless curiosity and wonder.


27 Keith October 21, 2010 at 8:24 am

Hello Belinda,

An awesome poem. You weaved together poetic phrases and profound statements; thought provoking and inspirational all at once.

Beautiful job Belinda. :-)


28 dustus October 21, 2010 at 12:08 pm

Complex questions captured clearly through poetic lines. Nice One Shot, Belinda!


29 Steven October 21, 2010 at 12:35 pm

Truly beautiful! A zen-like representation of our non-dualistic world!


30 Justine October 21, 2010 at 1:20 pm

I’m a believer of the yin and yang of life. If not for the darkness, how else could we truly appreciate the light? As usual, a thoughtful, beautiful piece.


31 tuberider October 21, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Yup, that’s why life isn’t perfect, so we can have poetry. Nice one.


32 Moondustwriter October 21, 2010 at 7:48 pm


the questions in life make the quest worth the journey

nice One Shot

Moon smiles


33 Patty - Why Not Start Now? October 21, 2010 at 10:54 pm

Your poetry always causes me to reflect, B. (And smile, of course.)


34 Sender UpWords October 22, 2010 at 6:48 am

Nice one shot. I have a big smile on my face as I read this again and again. Love and Light, Sender


35 pete marshall October 22, 2010 at 2:24 pm

a great write that asks some searching questions…your opening held me with its deepness…cheers pete


36 Steve isaak October 23, 2010 at 2:47 am

Wise, one of the best poems in this week’s lot. (There are six, maybe seven, others I’ve made this comment to, out of the 80 poems I’ve read.)


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