I have been quite late in participating in this contest but nonetheless, I wanted to give it a try for the sheer joy of being able to create some poetic landscapes. I hope you like my attempt and in some way, enjoy the journey. I welcome you all on this fun ride!!
I have chosen Fire/light as my inspiration and I hope I do justice to the theme through my poems.
The third poem is captioned as The Fire Within.
My eyes foraged everywhere
For help when I had the
Feeling of getting submerged in a
In a limitless pond of despair
But alas I found none.
The meaningless patches in the road of life
Kept occurring now and then
Questioning my very existence
Creating illusions of my purpose in this realm.
The paths were filled with thorns
And I did bleed every time I stepped on a prickly one
A cry escaped from the deep corners of my lungs
sometimes loud & at times as whispering screams.
My dreams waved while walking past me
so did many faces who once promised to
walk along through thick & thin.
A hollowness engulfed me
and I kept falling into the abyss speedily
with no sign of slowing down.
I, in my weakest moments
Did cogitate many times to end the
The very essence of life , to nip the bud of ache.
But at crucial moments , I then
Experienced a reverberation
That resonated with my soul’s vibration.
A voice echoed in the echelons of my conscience
Of what a grave sin I was about to commit.
The fire that was within got rekindled
may be with prayers or blessings
Specifics of which I could never trace.
The warmth that emanated from
Within acted as a tranquilizer to the
Pain, suffering and the never ending chaos.
The realms of gloom vanished
When the flames of my inner fire
Stared getting fierce with a promise
To keep burning and strengthen
The zeal, the spirit , the courage
To withstand the pain ,
To tolerate the suffering,
To rise from the puddle of rejection,
To fight every voice that tries to judge ,
To resolve to get up after every fall,
To look into the eyes of the fear,
To enable me to keep my head high above my shoulder.
The fire within me rages & continues ,
Steadily burning my past,
And with it destroying a part of my innocence ,
Teaching me lessons to survive in ,
This not -so- kind world.
The fire within now reinforces,
The belief in goodness & positivity,
The conviction to spread happiness,
The inquisitiveness to discover hidden meanings ,
The reason to live life with a smile yet again.