Passing Through


Like flowers that bloom for a season,
We are. Passing through time and space,
with souls seeking the transcendent
do we leave behind tears or fragrance?

We are passing through time and space
Partings are our song’s refrain.
Do we leave behind tears or fragrance –
a single act touches generations.

Partings are our song’s refrain.
Would sweet goodbyes even matter?
A single act touches generations
long after our bodies have decayed.

Would sweet goodbyes even matter?
Our souls behold the transcendent
after our bodies have decayed
like flowers that bloom for a season.



Written for  DVERSE POETS’ PUB’s Pantoum prompt, and Day 2 of Instagram’s #MarchFalls19 “sweet goodbyes” prompt.

Oh, by the way, this blog has been blocked by Facebook for allegedly having abusive content.  Somebody must have been offended by one of my posts. Well, Facebook did not tell me why.  I have asked for reconsideration but as far as I know, my blog is still marked as spam at the moment.  Further, because Facebook owns Instagram, this page is also blocked and considered an appropriate link in Instagram.

Well, I am just at a loss why my page would be considered abusive when I have not advocated nor celebrated violence or harm on anyone nor expressed any (strong and overt) political opinion both in the blog pages or in comments made to other blogs.

I guess, there’s not much that can be done with my blog now as far as FB is concerned.  But if by chance, anyone comes across a post or a blog that is considered problematic, maybe, it is a good idea to let the person know than to report the blog outright as spam.  I think issues can be threshed out by good communication. 🙂

Happy Monday. 🙂


23 thoughts on “PASSING THROUGH

  1. I like the zen-like nature of this poem. Philosophical and thoughtful.

    Sorry to hear that Facebook blocked your blog. Seems rather arbitrary and draconian.

    1. Thanks for the kind feedback, Barry. 🙂

      As for FB’s action, I guess, it was within its right, being the owner of the platform, to block whatever it deems unsuitable for its page. In the end though, FB’s action does not matter because I can still use my blog for posting my work. 🙂

  2. This was metaphysically beautiful Imelda. Your truth on physical reality, well expressed… I enjoyed reading this! I am sorry you are being bullied by Facebook. Not to be too blunt – but screw Facebook! It was an ambitious dream from a time gone by, but now fractured, and deeply flawed. A wasteland of solicitous marketing, deception, and triviality.

    1. Thanks, Rob, for the kind feedback.

      About FB, I have accepted that FB will not undo the ban on my blog. But, it’s ok. I can still use my blog for what I intended it, so I am all set. 🙂

  3. I like the ‘Would sweet goodbyes even matter?’ It makes me wonder does spending time with certain people matter. A great write, very eloquent. Sorry to hear about Facebook blocking your blog. Maybe it was a mistake on someone’s part. Or maybe not. Hope all is well with you Imelda, and take care 😊

    1. HI, Mabel. Thanks, as always, for the kind words.

      I think it was a fluke with FB. My blog is still blocked but it is okey. I can still do what i love most – writing poems and blogging. 🙂

    1. Thanks.

      It was a bit weird with FB, right? I guess, it was a fluke. I am just so glad though that my blog, itself, is still working. 🙂

  4. This poem moved me – almost to tears! Such beautiful images invoked, and lots of questions we all ask ourselves. I am so sorry to hear about your Facebook trouble!

  5. I love the subtle changes and questions: do we leave behind tears or fragrance? I am also drawn to your first and last line about the blooming flowers.

    Sorry to hear about the FB problem. Best to write to them about it, questionning why?

    1. Thanks, Grace.

      About FB, I did write to them. I did not get a reply though. I guess, it does not really matter anymore. At least, I still have my blog.

    1. Thanks, Sylvia. 🙂 True, to this day, I have not received any explanation from FB. I guess, it is alright. What matters is I can still blog and use my page. 🙂

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