Saturday, March 16, 2013

a few remedies ...


If you feel lonely
read a book
or watch an ant,
stand at the balcony
and observe
millions of same story
in different clothes,
you can even think of that person
whom you carry in your brain
like a nagging dripping rain,
listen to the footfall of the day
that had already receded; or
stare at your sorrow.
Your sorrow is a tree that was pulled out
but whose roots had spread all across,
your sorrow is an old photo on the wall
that was removed long ago
but the square imprint remained,
Your sadness is a blood red hibiscus
with a red bud and a red corpse.

And then, suddenly, ... perhaps ...
in the smell of a dovetail autumn wind
or in between your shadow and the soul
you may find peace.

15 comments:

The Unknowngnome said...

"you can even think of that person
whom you carry in your brain
like a nagging dripping rain"
- gave me a chuckle!

I like the old photo square imprint remaining image.

I'm off to read now.

Celestial Dreamz said...

TUG, you can just come and chat with me :-D

Mary said...

I agree, with so many things to attend to in this beautiful world, there are many ways one can cure loneliness!

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Beautiful poem. But why so melancholy Baishali ? Cheer up !

Adura Ojo said...

Deep, Moon. Love the imagery.
Hope you're good:)

Mary said...

Commented earlier, but I'm here again with the Pantry. I am so glad you shared this with us today! I do think loneliness is something we all fight at times, one way or another.

Anonymous said...

Nice verses, but are these remedies sufficient?

Take Courage Protagonist

Peace, I leave to you
I give My Peace unto you

Not as The World gives

My Peace I give unto you

So that your joy may be Full

Do not be disheartened nor be troubled...

--The Kristos

Write on, Marvel n Shine in Life

God Speed

now, for a longer time again, Shalom

Sherri B. said...

Absolutely lovely...I felt your words deeply.

Brian Miller said...

Your sorrow is a tree that was pulled out
but whose roots had spread all across,
your sorrow is an old photo on the wall
that was removed long ago
but the square imprint remained,


absolutely love that part.....great analogies....and imagery in this....def been there...smiles..

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I resonated with the same lines as Brian. And was comforted at the end with the hope of finding peace. Loved this.

Pat Hatt said...

Yeah there is much to look around and be found to get rid of lonliness, of course the cat would eat the ant.

Kodjo Deynoo said...

A motivational poem, simple and powerful..I do follow

Rose said...

I love this poem Moon, beautiful imagery and fabulous phrases and I simply love the line 'in between your shadow and the soul you may find peace. Thank you :)

Kim Nelson said...

This poem shares an upbeat and active attitude that would certainly serve well any who feel alone, lonely.

Dark Knight said...

Very motivational poem. As someone with a rough past, I can really relate to it.