Make Me a Pendulum

Make Me a Pendulum

A Poem by ShameemAkhtar

Wrap your hands
around my neck
and make me a pendulum
of your embrace

Toss me

Toss me forth
Toss me back
Toss me

And make me the hands of time

Dance me
One step forward
One back
Dance me

Make me prisoner

Toss me in the golden cage
of your embrace
and toss me

Let me oscillate
between the good and the bad
Let me dance
amidst the crowd of oblivion

Make me a pendulum


I choke

Toss me

My hands turn


Brew me
Brew me with the caress of your kick

Brew me into magic
A potion
Of hatred

But toss me
In a portion of your life

Let me remain a pendulum

Toss me
Dance me
Kick me

Tighten your grip
Don’t let go

Let me be wanted
in the storm of hatred

Let me feel the bliss
of your strangle


Please soften the grasp…

© 2011 ShameemAkhtar

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I loved this poem. The emotion was perfect and the repetition is lovely.
Very well written and I felt it expressed clearly the narrator's feelings.
I loved this stanza in particular:
"Dance me
One step forward
One back
Dance me"

Posted 9 Years Ago

So nice i loved how did you begine that ...

Posted 9 Years Ago

Interesting piece...This got my attention...Great piece... :)))

Posted 9 Years Ago

Wow. Very thorough and vivid. I really loved how the repetition contradicted itself in its own right. Mangled and twisted me in their ever changing embrace. Told and compelled me to read on. Dark and deep.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Again nicely put together.. after we have loved somebody deeply, irrevocably we all want to be a part of their lives.. to mean something to them, even if if it is hatred they have for us.. indifference is a curse that becomes intolerable I guess.. Good work my friend :)

Posted 9 Years Ago

A dance with words you do well, each trickling in a magical well of meaning..

Posted 9 Years Ago

like the ending :) i love how it ends it surprises me because at first you start strong then at the end you give up this is really nice :)

Posted 9 Years Ago

The way the words flow together is like perfect and it was a nice smooth read. Great write!

Posted 9 Years Ago

i like the way this poem flowed together freat write

Posted 9 Years Ago

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