Sunday, May 24, 2009

two sides of the same coin

we all sat around that fire, silently

watching it casting demonic shadows on us
as it burned away the flesh and bones
and he was all but gone

on the other side of the wall
oblivious to our loss and pain
all were in celebratory mood
(a wedding can never be anything less)

unwillingly I lost touch with my reality
lending my ears to laughter and songs
everyone suddenly burst out singing;
forcing my pain to faded away

without seeing them I visualised
the groom and bride dancing
renewing my faith in life's force
dazedly I walked to the other side

bright light encompassed my sight
and I was filled with such delight
in that beautiful star filled night
my loss made joy reach its height

"sorrow would hit me soon enough
again, but let me live a little for now"


Hop on aboard the Poetry Tain
and have you checked carry on tuesday yet?


Missy said...

I love the realization that with and ending, and new beginning is always emanate.

Beautiful words to travel through.

venus66 said...

Every beginning there is an ending and vice versa.
Wonderful words.

Anonymous said...

your reminds me of the intensity of feelings around death of a loved one - where I have gone from sadness to joy and back.

anthonynorth said...

The cut and thrust of life here, forever beginning and ending.

Richard Wells said...

Sounds like a short visit to heaven. Remember, no reservations necessary.

keith said...

Endings, beginnings, beautiful words. Thanks for taking part again.

rosey pinkerton said...

The contrast between the first and last verses is so dramatic. Great piece Gautami. I hope you enjoy mine.

Jeeves said...

Wow!!!Brilliant as usual.

Whitesnake said...

Well now, we are indulgent!

ThomG said...

The end is another beginning. Good stuff.

BJ Roan said...

Sadness and joy. Wonderful result from the prompt.

Beth said...

Lovely transition from sharp sorrow to joy, all in one brief walk from one side of this poem to the other. Very nice response to this week's Tuesday prompt.

Dee Martin said...

Sometimes the height of joy is only discerned when we compare it to the depth of sorrow. Very nice piece!

lissa said...

I like the two views - joy and sorrow, I don't think you can have one without the other

Linda - Nickers and Ink said...

I like the hope these lines present!

Marja said...

wow brilliantly done

Beth said...

love the volition of walking to the other side, to be greeted by light!

Linda - Nickers and Ink said...

What contrast!

Nicely done.