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Poem: Magic Carpet Stays The Same

Magic carpet

Magic carpet

This poem was inspired by the magic carpet from "Aladdin", the film, and situations when we're asked personal questions. Some questions can be friendly but some break our trust, symbolized by "noise" in this poem. "Magic" represents self-worth.

I imagine the "noise" being a vacuum cleaner that wants to clean the magic dust off a magic carpet. I wanted to show that we are like a magic carpet. Although we may feel that we have lost some magic dust when some "noise" gets in our way, this isn't true because dust can accumulate again, just as how confidence can grow stronger.

Poem: Magic Carpet Stays The Same

Sweep me off my feet,

Save me from nibbling noise,

Noise that wants to steal some magic,

Noise that wants to search through fabric.

The volume gradually increases,

Magic carpet uncomfortably creases,

Magic dust hanging to its life,

Magic still alive.

But magic dust don't wear off,

They build up day by day,

No magic is lost,

Magic carpet stays the same,

© 2020 Li-Jen Hew


Li-Jen Hew (author) on September 21, 2020:

Hi Prithviraj. Thank you for your comment. Dust is magic, can't you see that? Just kidding.

Prithviraj Shirole from India on September 13, 2020:

I love how you associated dust with magic. Positive perspective. Enjoyed the reading the poem. Thanks for sharing.

Li-Jen Hew (author) on September 12, 2020:

Thank you Devika for your kind comment.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on August 20, 2020:

You have written a perfect hub and with a message of confidence.

Li-Jen Hew (author) on July 11, 2020:

Thank you Linda! :)

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on June 21, 2020:

Your poem is an interesting way to discuss self-worth. I like the idea of magic dust very much!

Li-Jen Hew (author) on June 21, 2020:

Hahaha Frank I think i know your answer, by observing your first comment....since you seemed eager to vote. Hopefully I'm right. All the best to you.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on June 21, 2020:

Too late... I only vote once... Lol

Li-Jen Hew (author) on June 21, 2020:

Hi Manatita, thanks for your thoughtful comment. Cool to know that you've learnt what ghosting is. Your worries should be minimal or zero hahah. Wish you the best in health and everyone else. Thanks for your advice. Feel free to collect some magic dust.

Li-Jen Hew (author) on June 21, 2020:

Thanks for your comment Lorna! You have your own magic carpet. You can inspect it for hidden meanings as well.

manatita44 from london on June 20, 2020:

Self-esteem is crucial for development and we all handle it differently, I suppose. I just read an article about 'ghosting.' It seems to be the act of walking away from someone or something and going silent, in order to protect one's sanity. Lies within the realm of limited freedom.

I get questions all the time. I even invite them. Yes, yes, one can go into overload and so protecting oneself is useful.

You said: 'invade your privacy.' This is a sensitive place to be in. I don't get too much of that. I thank God that my worries are minimal.... that I have been able to get joy from offering my capacities, if and when the need arises.

If and when you begin to feel burnout, then it's ok to take up the courage-banner and pull away. Much Love.

Lorna Lamon on June 20, 2020:

I enjoyed the hidden meanings behind this wonderful poem Li-Jen. Aladdin's carpet is much more than magical. Loved it.

Li-Jen Hew (author) on June 20, 2020:

Hi Bill. Thank for your comment and for sharing that you had that discussion last night. It helps to show that my poem makes sense, or to some extent haha. Let me throw some magic dust all over everyone.

Li-Jen Hew (author) on June 20, 2020:

Hi Jodah. Glad you enjoyed the poem and the way you summed it up. Thanks!

Li-Jen Hew (author) on June 20, 2020:

Hi Frank. Thanks for your comment. Appreciate it. I did not see your vote. I think because I edited the poll. You may try again. Haha.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on June 20, 2020:

A lovely message. My wife and I had this same discussion last night. It is never too late to recapture the magic, is it?

Blessings to you always, my friend. May you experience magic this weekend.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on June 20, 2020:

Nice one Li-Jen, I like how you use the magic carpet and noise to illustrate our self-worth and difficult operations annoying questions. Always a pleasure to read your poetry.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on June 20, 2020:

Im the first person who voted.... Hey.. Starting to really like your writing style even more... Thumbs up

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