Monday, August 6, 2012

As I stand unmoved...


In the midnight that cried
the story of dawn,
In the storm that chased
all traces of light,
I stand on the altar of blood-
hands of steel, heart of stone
and eyes frozen at your gaze when they lost love for me.

Of the light that cast a shadow on my soul-
already dark from the veil of lies you made,
Of the ashes that smoldered last splinter of my love-
already burnt to extinction;
I stir away of what stands me weak,
tonight as I stand on the altar of blood.

To plead for you the wind might be tricked
but what breathes this wind is a trick of mine
and as the dust rises to choke your misery,
the thin line of my lips
might just be a smile.

As clawed hands reach for your bone,
rotten breath fills the air.
Of scented summers your voice reminds me,
but my ears are deaf to your despair.

"In return for something foul,
you pay with the death of a soul"
the chants drown your stuttering heart,
as I watch unmoved on this altar of blood...
altar of your blood.

In your eyes that mirror defeat,
I stare at the tears you made me cry
I turn away in the pool of your remains
"Death of a soul" the chants still claim
truth had never been so clear on my face,
Death it was... death of MY soul
because as I watch you being killed
I see myself slowly die...

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12 comments:

  1. Nice one, Kirti! Powerful, I must say.

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  2. I was immersed in the multilayered emotions of this deep n soulful poetry. You brought around the emotive content evocatively! Great piece...and all the best, Kirti:)

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  3. Brilliant poetry, Kirti. Sent you my feedback on FB.

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  4. wow, that was powerful and emotive!

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  5. Lovely Post and all the best for the IBL !
    ~Desire v/s Destiny
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  6. brilliant kirti. You never fail to surprise with your writing. Keep up the good work.

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  7. Yay! We will win this round now. Yippeee... *hi5*

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  8. Isn't this post simply brilliant. Now i know why i lack creativity, some people have too much of it!

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  9. Good Luck! Very powerful and a little dark piece!

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  10. Sigh. You know what I have to say. :) This is amazing...and I absolutely loved it. But I gave a full feedback (filled with our amazing telepathic communication) to you already. ;)

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  11. This is very intense. I liked the whole imaginary and the phrase is fitting perfectly here. Reading you after a long time and just wanted to tell you, I can never forget your 'and I let the tear fall' poem.

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You read my thoughts. Would love it if you share yours :)