Thursday, February 12, 2009

enthrall

I
trapped
by
culture,
you
by
expedient

I
ambushed
by
soul,
you
by
nihilism

"forever and ever, sucks for ever"

26 comments:

Jeeves said...

Just love this :D

Stan Ski said...

There always seems to be something preventing us from realising our desires.

anthonynorth said...

So few words, so much meaning.

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Hi Gautami, 'It's always greener on the other side' - springs to mind.

Winnie the poohi said...

whoa! beauty in brevity!

Haiku Tuna said...

your verse always touches me - I love the bittersweet, which you express so well.

Leatherdykeuk said...

Delightful in its succinctness.

Megha said...

nice :)

Lorraine said...

Oh dear girl, I do love this one woo hoo

watermaid said...

I like the simplicity of this. I want to know more about the 'you' who is expedient and nihilistic.

Pretty Me!! said...

so precisely true !

Deborah Godin said...

That's quite a chasm you've described, and the frustration is evident - nice work!

Serena said...

I like this! Very poignant for today's society

Tumblewords: said...

Strong and passionate loss.

Ofira Sephiroth said...

I love the line breaks, very well written.

sage said...

Wow, that's poem packs power.

Linda Jacobs said...

Wow, a 500-word essay couldn't have said as much as your little 20-word poem!

Lots of agony in here!

James said...

The simplicity of this is gorgeous.

Whitesnake said...

How true, looks like I will be around for a little while longer.

"Philo" said...

Would make an interesting bumper sticker!

Aspiring Writer said...

Just jumped onto your poetry blog and I love it.
Beautiful.

venus66 said...

Beautifully expressed. Wonderful!

polona said...

wow! short and powerful and so often so true!

...deb said...

Oh, Guatami. This is incredible.

I *might* change expedient to expedience, but it is yours. A beautiful poem.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

wow!

nairobi said...

Hmm really loved the way it ends!!
good goin girl!!