Dark, rumbling clouds stirred him out. He stretched and looked around. Some of his friends were flying high but he couldn’t miss the sound – muffled yet clear.
“What are you digging?” Vendatta stood at the edge of the valley.
“To lend… to exchange.”
“Really? But souls are said to be free. They soar higher than clouds.”
“Beliefs don’t misguide me. I know my passion.”
“Where do you find them?”
“Some are buried and some fly high. Some I capture and bury.”
“Can you lend me one?”
“Sure,” said the Digger.
“Can I keep it forever?”
“Depends! If you have the inclination and the strength.”
All his depression melted.
Vendatta was a changed man now. He knew his destination.
Thanks to Sue Vincent for an inspiring Thursday #writephoto prompt Soar
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54 thoughts on “They Soar Higher Than Clouds”
Loved this, Balroop. Interesting dialogue between mysterious free-birds. The image is captivating, too.
All of them are not free, one is seeking it! 😊
Digging for souls… an interesting idea. Perhaps they are easier to find when they are earth-bound.
Only those that recede into darkness need to be dug, only those who choose to slip into that abyss need to be shown light. A subtle message for those!
Those, I would call the earth-bound. Those who have learned to stretch their wings have more freedom of mind…and soul, perhaps.
You never know when those wings get bruised or clipped.
But there is always hope of healing.
Sure! Hope is an uplifting word Sue, have a wonderful weekend 😊
You too Balroop 🙂
You took me on a thought-provoking journey of “souls” Balroop. Not a straight and direct path. A beautiful poem inspired by the photo.💕
Sure Erica, this path is thorny, that’s why they chose to soar. Thank you for sharing your lovely thoughts. ❤️
Dark and deep…
Thanks Bette 🤗
He only wanted to soar. Love this Balroop.
This is really beautiful, Balroop. Right now, so many are losing their strength and are unsure of their destination. Thank you for this. ❤
Yes Jill, time to get closer to your inner self to know your destination. It’s never far!
Digging for souls to lend and exchange. What an idea! Are’nt souls meant to be free?
Yes, they are. If you let them be and don’t try to put them into compartments. Look around you arv… how many of them are oppressed and stifled.
I agree most people are tensed and stifled.
This is amazingly thought-provoking. Where will my soul live on?
Yours is going to soar Jacqui, inspiring many to join you.
Interesting talk Balroop. Yes souls are free by essence but so many seem lost these days…
So true Marie 🤗
Your dialogue is beautiful, clever, and thought-provoking, Balroop. And the relevance in your message is uncanny to current events. Thank you! 💕
Thank you Lauren, that is just a dab at flash fiction. 🙂
So original, Balroop. This made such an impression!
Thank you so much for your kind words Mae. 🤗
Fascinating take on this photo!
Well done, Balroop, a lovely piece.
Thanks Robbie 💚
The other day, a group of four or five crows flew overhead. They were giving chase to a giant black raven and even hit him a few times! Maybe that’s the ‘souls’ scaring the digger away.
Ha ha!! I like it! 🤗
How fascinating and intriguing, Balroop. You created such an interesting scenario and characters. Loved this.
Thank you Diana, your words are like music to my heart. ❤️
It’s so fun to read your prose. 🙂
Thank you Diana. Coming from you, it makes my heart sing. 🙂
This dialogue is brilliant, Balroop. I liked how it started and how it ended. Really enjoyed.
Thanks Miriam, I am so glad to hear that.
You’re welcome, Balroop.
An intriguing concept of souls, Balroop, delivered in an excellent poem.
Thank you for popping in and sharing your thoughts Mark. 🙂
You’re most welcome, Balroop.
I think the digger did both the burried soul and vendatta a favor when he dug it up. The soul is no longer shrouded in darkness and Vendatta is now free with his new soul. I love this thought provoking piece, Balroop. Bravo! ❤
Nice thoughts Vashti. Thanks for sharing. 🤗
Deeply psychological. Souls are meant to be free but sometimes earthly desires, emotions and revengeful feelings become their shackles. A souls must make themselves free of all that is mundane and earthly. Only then it can soar higher. As it is said in The Bhagavad Gita.
This is an extraordinary write-up…allegorical … Kudos to you… !!
Wow! Mani you understand my writing so well. My symbolism speaks to you! Many thanks for sharing your lovely thoughts. Love and hugs across the oceans despite social distancing…. digital era has that advantage 😊😇
Your writing, as I said before, is exceptional. I love reading your words. Hugs to you too ❤ ❤
Beautiful words ♥️
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