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Great Nothingness

Meditative Acrostic for the Dancing with Distraction Challenge!

By Paul StewartPublished 4 months ago β€’ Updated 4 months ago β€’ 1 min read
Top Story - May 2023
Great Nothingness
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Do you feel weighed down by life?

Immerse yourself deep in water

Stop and take a moment

Tilt your head back and float

Relax and let the waves wash over you

Acclimitise yourself to the water

Coalesce with it

Think about nothing but your surroundings

Indulge yourself in the great nothingness

Only then will you feel free,

Not to mention, happy.


Thank you for reading! I hope this little bit of distraction is as calming as it was to write it!

I posted this in haste and forgot to give a little background about the inpsiration behind it. When I wrote it I was reminded of Donna Renee's awesome The Sensations of Nothingness. You can check it out here:

I actually had forgotten that she used that word in the title, lol, so there we go. If you haven't checked that piece out, definitely do, because it is beautiful and so creative! In fact, while you are there, have a look at the rest of her work too - she's a great writer with a lot of imagination!

The other bit of inspiration was a song called Melt by the British electronic group Leftfield, that I've been listening to recently, well because I listen to it often. But, also because it will be in my Playlist for the Playlist Challenge.

You can take a listen to that song here. It's very relaxing and comprises of some just really beautiful and trippy soundscapes, synths and other loveliness!

Thank you for reading!

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About the Creator

Paul Stewart

Scottish-Italian poet/writer from Glasgow.

I put myself into every piece of writing I publish.

A heady mix of experimentation, dark, light, emotion, heart, humour & more.

"Every man has a sane spot somewhere" R.L Stevenson

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  • C. Rommial Butlerabout a month ago

    Let us not dwell too long beneath the waters, else we fail to surface and utter the Word! Nice acrostic!

  • Harmony Kent4 months ago

    I love this, Paul, and well done on being Top Story πŸ’•πŸ™‚

  • J. R. Lowe4 months ago

    Woahh this was really… I’m not sure what word to use - evocative, maybe? Deep? What I’m trying to say is - this was bloody great πŸ‘πŸ˜‚

  • MARIE ODEMS 4 months ago

    BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!!!!!

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  • Simon George4 months ago

    Nice work. Very immersive.

  • Ayyyy, look at that! A Top Story! I'm soooo happy for you! Congratulations!

  • Faisal Bilal4 months ago

    Also read it, https://vocal.media/petlife/a-dog-and-his-loyalty

  • Canuck Scriber4 months ago

    Congrats on your Top Story!!

  • Novel Allen4 months ago

    Calm and peace. We all need this a whole lot. Really lovely thoughts and feelings emanate from this poem. Thank you for sharing.

  • Donna Fox4 months ago

    Paul this was a beautiful and peaceful poem, I love your vocabulary choices and creativity in this one! I also really appreciate the background on the inspirations behind it! Also congratulations on Top Story! You really deserve it!

  • Moe Radosevich4 months ago

    Many congrats buddy, this is beyond worthy of the honor 😊

  • Caroline Jane4 months ago

    Nicely done. ❀️

  • Ruth Stewart4 months ago

    Congratulations, a well deserved top story. 😍

  • Gerald Holmes4 months ago

    Stellar writing! Love it. Congrats on the Top Story.

  • Phil Flannery4 months ago

    Nice, if we weren't coming into winter here, I would accept the challenge of floating somewhere quiet.

  • Mateusz4 months ago

    The Words are nice

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  • Silent Scarlett4 months ago

    Paul you are everything I need

  • Roy Stevens4 months ago

    Outstanding mini-vacation Paul. Thanks!

  • Brenton F4 months ago

    Nice piece of work and well done!

  • Kendall Defoe 4 months ago

    Well done!

  • Congratulations on your Top StoryπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

  • C. H. Richard4 months ago

    Beautiful β™₯️ A lovely moment created ❀️ Congratulations on your top story !

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