This Inertial Pain

The only constant in life is change.
– Heraclitus

With partial sanity, do we
Play host to this inertial pain.

Sticking to beliefs; once laws,
Hither-thither like prey, we flee from
The downpour of changes,
Wreaking havoc in sweet bubbles of monotony.

In states of ecstasy and gleeful excitement
Were changes invited home,
Oblivious to – how residents of long
Were being tossed onto the streets,
And life once revered, going haywire.

This inertial pain opens up doors
To enticing worlds but, oh –
How our hearts bleed!
For the normalcy; now history.

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A monochromatic world, do we
Open our eyes to, changing
And growing for better or worse,
To survive this inertial pain.

For one day, it too shall sustain
Pain akin to what, our beloved routines suffered.
And watch helplessly, as we intone – “Oh, this inertial pain!
While changes – today’s novelty, are rendered homeless
In a future, unwritten yet.

Till then,
With partial sanity, will we
Play host to this inertial pain.

Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.
― Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein

From December 2021 to May of next year, the months are specked with exams albeit, with breaks in between but it might be a few months before I can get back online. However, I’ll try to pop back in every now and then, especially for Christmas! The posts for October, November and December have been scheduled beforehand.

As always, I appreciate your constant support and look forward to reading your posts as soon as I get back!

Thoughtfully yours,

63 thoughts on “This Inertial Pain

  1. Good luck on your exams, D! This poem was very relatable and I love the quote you included: “Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.” So true!

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  2. Aw that’s so kind of you to say! I’m glad you found it interesting! What with so many changes, it’s been confusing to navigate everything at once. Thank you so very much!❤️

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  3. I could say more about your engaging writing. ✨ It is challenging to balance a busy life, but it appears you are managing quite well. 💐 Remember to rest when you can. 😄

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  4. It’s not quite a caricature – the past is often haunting and pain is a part of life; we’re all capable of weathering through it if we try the right way.


  5. Ich denke, das ist etwas, worüber man auf jeden Fall nachdenken sollte – was ist real und was ist eine Art Illusion. Es ist in gewisser Weise eine traurige Realität, aber das Ganze hat auch eine gewisse Schönheit, die Sterblichkeit und die menschliche Natur. Danke fürs Lesen! Ich entschuldige mich für die Verzögerung bei der Beantwortung Ihrer Ansichten – ich war ein bisschen mit der Schule beschäftigt. Ich schätze deine ständige Unterstützung und Poesie wirklich sehr!


  6. Niemand hat den Maßstab
    das was wirklich
    unwirklich ist
    mit einem Term
    in die absolute Wahrheit
    endgültig zu versetzen

    es ist alles eine Annäherung
    an das
    was wir als die Wahrheit behaupten

    Ich verstehe
    dass Sie wenig Zeit haben meinen Ansichten zu folgen

    es ist von Bedeutung
    wenn Sie den Unterricht in der Schule wichtiger nehmen
    als das
    wie ich Ihnen antworte

    lg Hans Gamma

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