The Usual

The Usual

A Poem by Sindu
"

I'm fine..

"

Heart palpitates, convulsing in chest;

stumped transfixed at the cracks.....

spreading out from blast zone.

Wall, bricks and muscles twitch,

mutilated images play the reel.

Past melts into present, burns future.

Nails dig drawing crescent rings,

eyes goad of play within.

 

Fear, pain

crumbling weakness.....

 

Inspite of dark and dull thrumming,

mask sits in place, tears untrickling,

never slipping, sealing dust in.

Endearing hands, hugs and warmth

stretch to placate and plea.

As easy it is to clamber, be free

douse in calm cremes and warm glow,

sleep to serenade, self-heal.

 

weakness crumbles,

fear pains.....

 

Mask sneers and scowls,

limbs freeze coaxing the warmth away,

hugs and hangs slip, confused,

hurt, however lays promises of help,

silent prayers stuck and sink.

Stranger strangled in sad solitude

Turning on back ask to be left alone,

wishing the opposite but not known.

says " I'm fine."


© 2015 Sindu



Author's Note

Sindu
Untrickling is not a word, is it?

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In every one of is a place we hide our true selves, while trying desperately to show the world only the smiling, happy self as the fire consumes us from within. You unveil this so powerfully, and lead me to hope that we can learn to pull down the masks. xo

Posted 1 Year Ago


Wow this is so good! You can feel the tension rising, the frustration and then the last line say "Im fine" makes such an impact! Yes sometimes we hide how we truly feel but at the same time would love them to just know!
Just Brilliant Sindu!

Posted 2 Years Ago


i think "untrickling" should be a word...and with your poetic license, it is now...

that was my favorite image "untrickling tears"

i can relate to that....never show them what is within, even though you would love for them to try to find out what is----we pretend with that "leave me be" stuff because of past pain...but instead would rather express our vulnerability...if anyone cares enough to listen.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sindu

2 Years Ago

Thanks a lot Jacob! Everything you saw is every bit what I worded and I am very happy you could rela.. read more
wow...! That's pretty awesome.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sindu

2 Years Ago

Thank you for liking it ^_^
If untrickling isnt a word I don't mind and like it even more! I do the same thing once in awhile and usually dont have the heart to change it. :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sindu

2 Years Ago

Thank you =) ! I guess it's like recharge refresh mechanism.. sorry for the late reply
Really liked it. Specially the second paragraph!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sindu

2 Years Ago

Thank you so much for checking it out! Glad you liked it :)
Nirmala Alba

2 Years Ago

You're welcome :)
Very good diction. I like how you play with words and bring out the fine emotion of the poem. Well crafted!!! I liked it

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sindu

2 Years Ago

Thank you so much, Manasa. Nice that you can see the emotion in it
ManasaC

2 Years Ago

you are welcome!
witty, tricky, gloomy, words crafted so beautifully.... good work..

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sindu

2 Years Ago

Thank you. I like tricky stuff
Very deep and entrancing write. Love the descriptive wording and the emotional impact. The pace was enthralling and the message rose goose bumps. Thank you for sharing.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sindu

2 Years Ago

Nice to know this could have an effect on you. Thanks a lot :)
I love the way you use your words and expressions, you have quite the talent for details in writing!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sindu

2 Years Ago

Thanks a lot, Haley.. that should keep me writing :)

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