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Tali: String

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Tali: String

Imagine this void, blackness all around...
then
...a sprinkling of string
Where each one unfurls in their own way—
twirling~
plummeting,
twisting~
plunging

Touching.

Some momentarily, fleeting (then might continue to fall up or down)
Yet some get touched,
latch on to each other
and create these bonds,
knotting themselves tightly, lovingly to one another
Never letting go.
They weave parts of themselves together,
changing...
Getting better, stronger.
Then somehow, sometimes,
along the way, as each string continues to move,
some knots get loose,
unravel.

Some see it as breaking free.
Some see it as simply breaking.

Maybe they weren’t even knots at all,
merely loops.
Or maybe they were indeed knots,
but stretched far into its tensile strength, they get broken,  cut-off.

These strings continue on with their journeys,
getting longer, reaching, splitting to meet other strings,
some interwoven, some not.
Some get touched fleetingly,
somehow changed—
curled in various parts, straightened in others
adding character to these strings.

Each one iridescent, beautiful, unique. 

Loved.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I step back and marvel at all of it. Thankful.
For this web is alive, its heart pulsing with every breath
...growing with every move. 

As each string is special, a certain someone who I’ve come across in this life.
Some I may have had fleeting encounters with, 
yet was still touched profoundly.
Never forgotten.
And some, 
are truly lasting, knotted securely. Bound by love.
Who knows? Maybe as that journey continues,  
some of the loose strings touch and get entangled again (in a good way).

I am blessed to have all these strings in my life,
creating this gleaming tapestry that I will always cherish,
one that fully embraces my heart.





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Reading this, makes me think I should have entitled it as “Some”—
oh well.  So many “somes” in this poem, I know ^_~

Tali  is the Filipino word for String, I simply wanted to use it o_O.

For those who have touched me through their words, through their heart & soul, 
my heartfelt (and soulful) thank you. Hopefully, you know who you are.






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  1. Date: 3/2/2013 1:58:00 PM
    Hello Nikko.don t be a stranger..You.are one missing knot indeed..Miss you friend

  1. Date: 3/2/2013 10:21:00 AM
    can i send you my new address please please... :-( PD

  1. Date: 3/2/2013 10:20:00 AM
    I did not get the card... :-( PD

  1. Date: 2/13/2013 2:42:00 PM
    dang I wish I could soupmail you. I have such a funny thing to tell you. later I guess!!

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 9:25:00 PM
    Just read kash's comment. hahaha. enn pee. quite clever!! this is exactly the beautiful poem I would expect of you. and I see you did not fool Dalila and jack down here either, sweetie!! this poem speaks volumes about hte beauty of your soul! Luv, Andrea (the style is like one I wrote of my dog ollyver a long long time ago. I'll have to post that one sometime)

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 2:27:00 PM
    Wonderful thoughts about "string" Nikko. How are you? I have not been so active in soup, just sporadically composing some poems and posting them here once in a while. I soup-mailed you a while back, check it out when you have a chance. Masyadong malamig dito! Love Dalila

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 12:10:00 AM
    Hi enn pee,Love this poem.Any news about enn o?????

  1. Date: 1/9/2013 6:00:00 PM
    We are just as blessed to have you in our lives. What a beautiful gem, so much acceptance felt in this one. I love the place where it came from. Hope 2013 will be a God's grace saturated year for you ;) *mwahugs*

  1. Date: 1/9/2013 5:08:00 AM
    oh nikko, this is so you, such depth in your writing,, only you could love and write with such profoundness,, many here are going to miss you heaps, i know of one , he's here writing this to you.......

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 1:03:00 AM
    Amazing! Wonderful!

  1. Date: 1/6/2013 12:51:00 PM
    BEAUTIFUL! You Know who my heartstrings are tied to....so nice to have you visit.

  1. Date: 1/6/2013 8:58:00 AM
    Nikko you make string sound so wonderful and romantic, love the loops and twists and bonds and knots,it is terrific, very well done my friend...David

  1. Date: 1/5/2013 12:16:00 PM
    wonderful to see another poem from you, Nikko - just beautiful

  1. Date: 1/5/2013 7:29:00 AM
    This is beautiful Nikko and oh so true . love it xx