Sunday, May 30, 2010

do we need any reason to love?

whose DNA was she carrying?
a question she couldn't answer
drugged, gagged, kidnapped
for five years she had been lost to him
out of mind for all those years-
caring for their daughter kept him sane
when he caught up with her
following all leads
in that snowbound villa
he found 22 of them, including her
most of them pregnant
some barely recognisable

how could he leave her,
now that she needed him most-
now that he needed her most
miracles found her again
love would get them through
that would their mantra

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Updated@ 18:55: I should have mentioned it here that this came after I finished reading Snowbound by Blake Crouch, a thriller, to be published in July 2010. A very disturbing book. My verse is review of sorts although I will write a full review soon, on my other blog.

27 comments:

WarmSunshine said...

came here via sunday scribblings

creative one there!

Understanding Alice said...

love would be their mantra... thats beautuful :)

Carina said...

Yes, very creative!

Loch Rob said...

Powerful and somewhat disturbing poem. Kidnapped, abused, taken. Love still needs to rule or we become nothing better than the crime itself.

Jay said...

yaa..true a bit disturbing .....
still waitin 4 full review

Ramesh Sood said...

miracles found her again
love would get them through

Beautiful Gautami.. love itself is a miracle..and understanding the mutual need irrespective of circumstances and moving forward towards fulfilment of the same.. what else is love.. you are as ever ..Amazing

brenda said...

I am officially interested in the book! Thank you for sharing that tidbit of review. Gripping.

anthonynorth said...

Hard hitting, but beautiful use of the prompts.

The Dark Lord said...

Very strong, very creative. You paint a dark picture, only to introduce love as the ultimate saviour, and cause for hope. So very well done!

Sioux said...

I like this. Very interesting, powerfully strong.

b said...

Truly heart wrenching.
This is a wonderful idea for a source of inspiration for poetry/prose.
Have a wonderful week.

b
http://itcrossedmymindblog.blogspot.com/2010/05/that-is-not-my-mantra-word-clouds.html

keiths ramblings said...

My goodness, this is powerful stuff. Another gem.

Harshad mehta said...

"Love would get them through..."

Line undercuts trauma and gives hopes. Love has that power.

Very powerful stuff.

Sweetest in the Gale said...

Powerful and traumatic...love endures all things!

floreta said...

love is a good mantra!

Dee Martin said...

disturbing but beautiful at the end. Now I am interested in the book - I've added it to my Amazon wishlist :)

Tumblewords: said...

Sounds interesting - and like a true love, maybe. I'll watch for your review!

Divaa D said...

i just love your mantra or their mantra of who so ever 's mantra this was

Makes of a Melodious Mantra

Amity said...

Love's miracle, a Mantra itself"!

Sandra (if) said...

you make me think Gautami...:)

Tammie said...

wonderful ending:
miracles found her again
love would get them through
that would their mantra

to a challenging situation~

John's comments said...

Dark poem. I see the ending as hope rather then truth. I have done a Tanka this time, enough with the bees and flowers already. My poem

Pam said...

Sounds like a great book - I'll have to look it up.

PremI said...

A different shade of love...
But love is always beautiful!
Surely it would get them through.
Great...can feel the power.

SandyCarlson said...

As disturbing as it is powerful and reassuring.

Cassiopeia Rises said...

Tami, what a powerful and moving poem. You write of true love and the miracle of healing love
Wonderful.....


Melanie

Kathiesbirds said...

Do we need any reason to love? I like your opening question. I am glad you explained where the poem came from for it is disturbing and very cultish. But the question remains and I believe the answer is no, we don't need a reason to love, we just NEED to love!