Monthly Archives: September 2014

THE LOST

(My work brings me in contact with people who have suffered devastating tragedies in some way in their life. This poem is ‘inspired’ – am not sure that’s an appropriate word – by one such tragedy.)

 

He stood shivering

wet skin and dry eyes;

He jingled

jangled tunes

breaking through

torn pocket

wounds.

 

He lived rough

and pretended to be

oh so tough;

Meagre possessions

in a broken cart

a blanket, cigarettes

and a burnt out heart.

 

Where will he

sleep tonight?

Underneath the

plastic sheet

behind the

garbage bin

fiddlin’ with

her frayed picture

he’d gambled

with life

 

And

didn’t win.

 

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PEACE

Words fail

mere sounds

melting into nothingness…

Words tire

meaningless and trite

grating noise

on heart’s primordial silence…

The dive

into soul’s soothing cradle

of incandescent light

within and without

I so crave…

The monkey mind

jumps without meaning

Stop. Be still. Dissolve.

Into Peace

streaming consciousness

of Truth, Beauty

and Love…

 

 

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AUTUMN HAIKUS

Hello everyone!

Neha at her wonderful blog ‘Forgotten Meadows’ has an autumn collaboration for poetry based on the prompt ‘Fall’. Do check out her collaboration and her blog at this link:

http://forgottenmeadows.wordpress.com/2014/09/05/autumn-calling-collaboration-bring-in-your-colours-with-fall/comment-page-1/#comment-6266

A leaf twirls

Scrunched up and dry –

Forgotten.

*

Rust flames

A touch of frost –

Memories.

*

Barren trees

bittersweet longings –

Endings.

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CHOICES

Often I wonder

about the road not taken

Often I wonder

about the wanderer

Does it matter in the end

that the destination was different?

The choices made

revealed failings only too well

warts and all, a mirror held to my face

Life – what is it that you seek to teach

where is it that you want me to reach?

Don’t I know only too well

that I have to try

though I might fail

an imperfect soul impaled –

by even more imperfect

Choices.

 

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