Wednesday, August 05, 2009

accentuated aura

she holds her head
in the pitch darkness
chaotic purple shades
gyrate behind her eyes
dry tears cascade down-
accentuate abrasive salt
heavy with unsaid words
her throat croaks hoarse

when the circle of light
creates an aura around her
hiding all the pain,
glamour seeps through-
her sweet singing voice
takes everyone into a thrall

19 comments:

ThomG said...

there's pain in this, but not in a heart-breaking way. There's hope, I think.

MsVennie said...

this is beautiful, and I understand it. We hide so many tears behind our smiles.

anthonynorth said...

a little peep under the veil of the human here, I think.

Sweetest in the Gale said...

This was wonderful...a riveting performance in spite of her pain. The show must go on...

sarah haliwell said...

sad and lonely and beautiful.

Andy Sewina said...

Great poetry!
Happy Rakhsha Bandhan!
<3

Daily Panic said...

performers always hide their real lives not seen by the public.
happy 3WW!

Just someone said...

That was sad and sweet!
As always, great great piece!

Tumblewords: said...

Ah, yes. The cover up. The show must go on. Nicely told!

Mark said...

I really thought the line "dry tears cascade down" illustrated well the situation.

Well done!

Americanising Desi said...

glamor seeps thru??? wow!

View on my way down *3ww*

Bobbie said...

Beautiful. I love the glamour seeps through aspect :)

Bone said...

I definitely didn't foresee where that one was going. Surprises are good :)

Whitesnake said...

wonder what YOU are hiding........

Andrea Blythe said...

I love the idea of someone powering through their own pain with the result that they enthrall everyone else with the power of their voice (or creativity).

MichaelO said...

All the world's a stage. I'm glad you brought me before this one!

Dee Martin said...

I could picture her on the stage - beautiful!

Megha said...

Painful.
Nice poem.

Michelle Johnson said...

I think it takes a special person to stand on a stage and sing. Lots of performers make it look easy when I'm sure they're tortured inside. You've captured this well here.