A Chapter by Dr. YumnaKay

Spontaneous write.


how foreign it sounds,
nothing seems like it was;

the air we breathe 
in and out,
the hubbub of days 
seemingly comatose...

how foreign it sounds 
to imagine living in a world
~ insouciant.

© 2020 Dr. YumnaKay

Author's Note

Dr. YumnaKay
Insouciant - free from worry, concern or anxiety.

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Well said Doc. These are indeed strange times, made more so by the constant barrage of messages about the virus...90% of the deaths are over 60...I'm over are more likely to die than women...I'm a I worry...only for my family. All in all, call me insouciant.

Take care be safe.

Posted 6 Months Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

4 Months Ago

Thank you so much for your words here, Ted. Still praying for better times for all of us...


I love learning new words. Thanks for that! It seems like most of your poem is the opposite of the last word, as if you're setting up a juxtaposition between the hectic madness around the world these days & some forgotten state of mind that existed some unknown years ago when we would swing on a rope swing peering thru the branches feeling so insouciant! Reading this transported me! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Weeks Ago

We will always have the gamechnagers and we will always have those 'insouciant' souls - that in itself is a balance.

I'm a bit off a doomsday gal - always screming that the human race should be doing more, being more and most of all taking more responsibility - then I chat with my husband who says 'I actually am a big believer that the human race can fix any problem' 'to which I replied,' but there are so many probelms facinf the future of this planet where do we even start?' to which he said ' yes, usually we wait untila. our backs are up aaginst the wall - but we do work, we do solve'

It's always nice to hear this - especially for future gen.

I believe there is always a lesson to be garnered from each moment in life - so, what can we learn right here right now? What is they key? the answers are there -collectively we firstly must ask, then. listen.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago

Life familiar has been, is, taken for granted. It exists, therefore it is. WRONG! Every time someone touches a slat of painted wood or exhales on a glass ,the fabric of a speck of our world is altered. Imagine what a planet's population has done, does do, will do to its surrounding, And, how many people pause to wonder.. We should worry, should think. Smart or/and pretty words could merely mean indifference., what the hell, does it matter, Right now, every iota indifference is foolish, thoughtless and selfish This post digs up so many thoughts, Yumna, as alwas you know how..

Posted 2 Months Ago

Yes, it indeed sounds very foreign. We are living in a world where we humans are both the trouble makers and the troubled. Humans, therefore, go hand in hand with worries, concerns and anxiety. You are amazing.

Posted 3 Months Ago

Sigh... how silly we were. And life called us on it.

Posted 4 Months Ago

well done .. touches my deep soul place .. socially relevant for sure .. but i love how you say it Doc! pic is extraordinary accompaniment ..i see me self on the edge ... in awe of a purple haze moon ;) so happy i did not miss this from you .. its been a while

Posted 4 Months Ago

amazing write, captivatingly poignant...
your subtle dictation, word weaving,
leaves an indelible impression that just lingers

thank you for sharing ~ x

Posted 4 Months Ago

ms. barrie

4 Months Ago

...and for showing an interest in reading my latest write, i’m truly appreciative ~ x
Indeed, nothing is like it was, and may never be again, precisely because of the air we breathe, and what may be in it. Insouciance may now be an anachronism

Posted 6 Months Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

4 Months Ago

True that... thank you so much for your words here, John.
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It's a lovely word isn't it?

Do you think there is a chance for the word "foreign" to lose it's meaning in our lifetime? (it would be lovely but, )

Pangea… the world changes in drastic ways with complete disregard for what inhabits the surface. (we exist to project a more important version of ourselves for a living... this is not sustainable)

The next generation is totally fucked.

Posted 6 Months Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

4 Months Ago

Heh, I think everyone living in this time period is gonna end up fucked even if they weren't before .. read more

4 Months Ago

Have you ever seen a move called "Rush"? It's really a very lovely movie.
Dr. YumnaKay

4 Months Ago

I'll check it out ;)
yes, those days seem to be far in the past...even though it has only been weeks.
But we can still imagine....and maybe one day will return to some kind of normal again.

Posted 6 Months Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

4 Months Ago

Hope is the only thing we have lately...
Thank you so much for reading, Jacob. x

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