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Misty-eyed Girl
Confronting yourself
A tragic tale

A tragic tale

A Poem by Bala Gorthi



She stands there as a spirit silently watching over him
Sorrows and miseries doomed his charming face grim
Love for flesh, blood and the mundane hallowed his life
Struggling for survival made his wanton life petty and strife

She mercilessly watches him enduring his miseries
Casting curses and dark spells are acts of her furies
Vengeance and contempt smoking through her eyes
Looking back at the past she curses the agonizing sore ties

His friendship and support once he called it compassion
Her one-sided adoration converted into hurtful obsession
That unrequited love sparked a consequence so dire
She embraced death to be a specter of revengeful desire

She had forgotten her love and duty towards her loving kin
Loving her deeply became those poor souls' biggest sin
Their tributes to her flow as funds into charitable institution
And her spirit still longs for the burdened man's retribution




 


© 2017 Bala Gorthi



Author's Note

Bala Gorthi
People lament about broken hearts and unrequited love
without thinking about the hearts they break in that depression


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Your message paints a scene that I've seen a number of times . . . a woman gets into a bad relationship, she's abused & cries on other people's shoulders, but when people finally rally around to help her get out of that bad situation, in every case, the abused woman goes back to the bad guy. This is what I learned about such situations -- the abused person may be in a bad situation, but it's the EASY choice . . . the bad guy may not treat her well, but he takes care of everything. I would hate being with a person who controls everything, but some people don't feel adequate to be able to direct their own lives & they've been brainwashed that they need the bad person to do that for them. They don't mean to hurt others . . . they just don't believe in themselves . . . that's why they can't take freedom when it's given to them. It's a tough situation to deal with, no matter what side you're on. I appreciate that you write about these difficult aspects of life, without simplifying anything, showing the difficulties in full clarity.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bala Gorthi

9 Months Ago

Sometimes heartaches or unmanageable for many and become obsessions. For them it is love. Human bein.. read more



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It must be hard for families to watch their children caught up in obsessional situations. It can bring about feelings of anguish and helplessness. While he, or, she, who is caught up in the obsession, can only see things from their blinded eyes. Yours is a very moving poem. Thank you for sharing it.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bala Gorthi

9 Months Ago

Thank you for reading this tragic piece and appreciating it. Obsession is something that whole world.. read more
Great Aunt Astri

9 Months Ago

Will do, thanks, {:
Your message paints a scene that I've seen a number of times . . . a woman gets into a bad relationship, she's abused & cries on other people's shoulders, but when people finally rally around to help her get out of that bad situation, in every case, the abused woman goes back to the bad guy. This is what I learned about such situations -- the abused person may be in a bad situation, but it's the EASY choice . . . the bad guy may not treat her well, but he takes care of everything. I would hate being with a person who controls everything, but some people don't feel adequate to be able to direct their own lives & they've been brainwashed that they need the bad person to do that for them. They don't mean to hurt others . . . they just don't believe in themselves . . . that's why they can't take freedom when it's given to them. It's a tough situation to deal with, no matter what side you're on. I appreciate that you write about these difficult aspects of life, without simplifying anything, showing the difficulties in full clarity.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bala Gorthi

9 Months Ago

Sometimes heartaches or unmanageable for many and become obsessions. For them it is love. Human bein.. read more
Unrequited love....so many experience it in a lifetime. When love becomes an obsession, it is not healthy. It effects everyone in that person's life. Well written. Lydi**

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bala Gorthi

1 Year Ago

A sad reality with some love/obsession smitten people who lose sanity for a while, some may be for w.. read more
All consuming, obsessional love, a more universal theme than many might think.

There is a fine line between normal love and obsessional love and unfortunately there are many in this world that fail to balance between this fine line. The end result is always negative and at times can border on becoming frightful and dangerous.

This is a very deeply written work. Very well worded with just enough pathos amidst the menace to invoke stronger thoughts and emotions in the reader. Especially those that have been touched in some way by this kind of love.

A very enjoyable piece, Bala. Creative and very well executed. Nicely done.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bala Gorthi

1 Year Ago

Thank you Doodley, for the visit. Yes, this one is about the obsessional love and the blindness it b.. read more
The ghosts of love will always haunt us.
It is sad that one may tend to surrender his life for someone's love but will fail to realize the anguish that his family will be going through.
Beautifully written.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Bala Gorthi

1 Year Ago

Thank you Haider ji your visit and review. I appreciate your kind words.
I agree. People can get so absorbed in their own loss, they don't realize what it is doing to those around them. Very well written and an enjoyable read :) Julie

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bala Gorthi

1 Year Ago

Thank you Julie for visiting and enjoying the read.
this to me dealt beautifully with feelings of martyrdom. I particularly thought your rhyme structure was most excellent this time through. Very strong throughout, first set of lines..BIG time!


Posted 1 Year Ago


Bala Gorthi

1 Year Ago

Thank you Mercy party, for your visit and the appreciation. Keep visiting.
I loved everything about this write. People commit suicides because they fail in love without thinking about their families. I loved the way you presented this tragic tale of a love. I especially liked the last stanza a lot.
You are showing a lot of diversity in your themes, B.
Uniform structure, perfect flow and good rhyming make this poem shine even better.
I enjoyed reading this. Quite a heart wrenching tale.
Brilliant writing :-) :-)

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bala Gorthi

1 Year Ago

As always your review is uplifting and thank you for this review. I am glad that you noticed it. I w.. read more
I do understand this poem.
"Their tributes to her flow as funds into charitable institution
And her spirit still longs for the burdened man's retribution"
We learn regret for deeds done. Too late. Thank you Bala for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote


Posted 1 Year Ago


Bala Gorthi

1 Year Ago

Thank you, Sir for your visit and the appreciation. People forget the other relations in the tsunami.. read more
Great description of feelings of a broken heart once in love.....
But i think realisation doesn't come soon, it's always late......
Realised burden man feels the same now...
Thank you Bala for sharing such emotions..

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bala Gorthi

1 Year Ago

Thank you, surya for your visit and constant support to my work.
Surya

1 Year Ago

Always Bala, we are here to support each and every other, That's what am doing...
Bala Gorthi

1 Year Ago

I agree. This cafe is a good forum for all who are willing to share, learn, exchange and improve...

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