Boundless?

Our life’s on a canvas,
So crisp and so white,
Endless possibilities,
To bring it to light.

We sit as painters,
Acrylics in hand,
Adding colours to the canvas,
With the passing of sand.

And we look at the colours,
The soft hues of pain,
All of the colors,
That cling to our veins.

And we’re bound to fill colors,
Put no boundaries at all,
But if we’re bound to be boundless,
Are we boundless at all?

65 Comments Add yours

  1. Sneha B says:

    Exceptional!!

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much!

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  2. vintageblack says:

    Insightful and philosophical this piece, Shanyu. Nice deterministic debate you initiate here to kickstart the weekend. Boundlessly lyrical too.

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very Anna. I am so glad you like it. Thank you so much for the comment. Do you think free will exists?

      Liked by 1 person

      1. vintageblack says:

        hmm. complex question. i guess to some extent. no hard rational or determinist over here.

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      2. Shanyu says:

        Fair enough.

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      3. vintageblack says:

        what is your take on it?

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      4. Shanyu says:

        I don’t think I can say if free will exists. Maybe me writing this was predetermined, or I actually am writing to you, but in a nutshell, what is more important is how we react to it. So while free will might be an illusion, believing in it just gives us more control over our actions, meaning we would be more cautious with our actions. Much like many such existential imponderables, it is just the right balance of faith and logic.

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      5. vintageblack says:

        great take on it, very existentially mature. 🙂

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      6. Shanyu says:

        Thank you so much. Only time will tell.

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      7. vintageblack says:

        it will indeed

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much mate!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Your so welcome matey.

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  3. ybrwrites says:

    Nice poetry……YBR

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much friend. I am so glad you like it.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Polski Ryś says:

    So great poem! I love it!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much. I am so glad you like it. Means so much.

      Like

  5. “And we look at the colours,
    The soft hues of pain,
    All of the colors,
    That cling to our veins.”
    How beautiful is that!
    Wonderfully portrayed. Enjoyed reading your poetry.😀
    -Sirishty

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Wow! Thank you so very much S! It means so much to know that you like it. Have an utterly fantastic day

      Liked by 1 person

      1. It’s my pleasure, keep writing 🥂😀

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Shanyu says:

        Likewise.

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  6. That was such a beautiful poetry Shanyu dear ! Enjoyed it so much!💖

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much D! It means so much to me. Have a wonderful wonderful day.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Insider says:

    Fantastic play of words, and definitely loved the content!

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much dear friend. Your words mean so very much. I am so sorry to only reply now. It seems, the comment went completely unnoticed. Thank you so much.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Insider says:

        Don’t worry about it, that’s absolutely fine. My pleasure (:

        Liked by 1 person

  8. besondersite says:

    This is really lovely and deep. Very well written, Shanyu 💫

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much P! This means so much. I also glad you like this. It’s so good to see you here. Have a fantastic day.

      Like

  9. Polski Ryś says:

    Awesome and so beautiful poem!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much friend. I am so glad you like it. Have a fantastic day. Thank you so much

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Polski Ryś says:

        It’s my pleasure. Thank you so much, my friend. Have a fantastic day, too.

        Liked by 2 people

      2. Shanyu says:

        Likewise. So glad to have you.

        Liked by 1 person

  10. eshakendhe says:

    I loved your poem!! Very true and relatable

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  11. eshakendhe says:

    I loved it! Very true and relatable ☺️

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much friend. I am so glad to have you here. Your words mean a lot. Thanks

      Like

      1. eshakendhe says:

        ❤️👍😊

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    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so much friend
      Means so much.

      Like

  12. Suma Reddy says:

    Picture perfect Poem, beautiful 👌

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much Suma. I am so glad you like it. Have a fantastic day.

      Like

      1. Suma Reddy says:

        My pleasure, thank you.🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Shanyu says:

        Likewise.

        Like

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you greatly dear friend

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Ashish kumar says:

    very nice…. meaningful poem :-).

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much friend. Means a lot.

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Jan says:

    A beautiful and thought provoking poem, thank you for sharing

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you. Thank you so very much Jan. I am so glad you like the piece. It means so much to have you here. Thank you for brightening my day.

      Liked by 1 person

  15. Absolutely fabulous!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much mate!

      Like

      1. It’s a pleasure!

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  16. lobobehan says:

    Hi, my name is Mark Louie Behan I’m a poet like yourself, I think you might like my poem about Picasso I wrote, on word press

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Hi. I would love to. Thanks.

      Like

  17. Very thought-provoking. It’s a fascinating journey following the imagery to that final question.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much C! Your words mean a lot. I am so glad you liked the post. Many many thanks

      Liked by 1 person

  18. So powerful lines….

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  19. Shanyu says:

    Thank you so much.

    Like

  20. Beautiful picture! Reminds me of the open road when we were traveling! Miss traveling, meeting new people, and seeing new places.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shanyu says:

      Thank you so very much dear friend. How I wish to travel too!
      Have a fantastic day.

      Like

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