Thursday, July 22, 2010

Faces ...


I have faces many more,
many diverse faces
veiled in mine.
I am one in many
yet many in one entwine.


I walk with my head held high,
I laugh aloud at the inky-blue sky.


I toil and effort with eyes cold and fiery,
lips complex withdrawn yet strangely flowery.


Sometimes the days would be hurried, hassled and faded,
still I will brave all struggles with passion wild and naked.


I dance and sing in ecstasy and mirth plenty,
at a falling rain, a bird’s tweet or at nature’s bounty.


I transact, bargain, co operate and compromise,
I haggle and quibble yet  flutter like a butterfly.


I stand taller on my toes, tear apart the Sun and peep within,
I love like a passionate storm, like a soft dew drop, every combat I win.


Yet alone in the solitude of the night I cry,
hiding my face among so many sobs and sighs.


I have faces many more,
many diverse faces
veiled in mine.
I am one in many
yet many in one entwine.

5 comments:

Brian Miller said...

very nice...lovely rhyme scheme and fun word play...passion wild and naked...nice...and i love butterflies so you had me there...rather fond of faces too...

V. Furnas said...

I truly am drawn in to the first stanza and the tangled recursiveness of it. Beautiful!

dustus said...

Expresses many emotions and a complex individualism. "I walk with my head held high, / I laugh aloud at the inky-blue sky." Love those lines; a dignity that values laughter... Exactly :)

Shashi said...

Dear Vaishali
I enjoyed reading this so much.. got me thinking about our spiritual heritage like many facets of God as well as the faces that we wear all the time...
In the end your coming to the insecurities of the night ... good one shot. Thanks for sharing..
With your words, you hurt mind (Heart I thought would be a great word here) and spill tears.. I enjoyed this imagery a lot... Perfect thought for the image...

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Kavita said...

Beautiful, and so vivid, Baishali...
The emotions just leap out at me... we hold such amazing powers, that sometimes we aren't aware of... and the day we learn about them, it feels so special..
"I stand taller on my toes, tear apart the Sun and peep within," -- I LOVED this line a lot!!!