Tuesday, December 27, 2011

locked in the closet

I pondered over the decree
for the angel to bring gold tidings
shepherds watched over that silence
I endured it in joyless peace
my heart was like a manger
I was afraid to let it go
but in my haste
I locked it in the closet
what of it, one might ask?
festive days,
do those help in renewal?
I say, no way.
those come and go


"I am left with vacuum of thoughts"

17 comments:

Fay's Too said...

I think I hear you! Very nice.

oldegg said...

There is so much to read in this about the commercialism of the season and of your spurning that message and celebrating the truth all the year round. Quite brilliant almost subversive!

LauraX said...

I am left with vacuum thoughts....LOVE that line!

Brian Miller said...

true that...it can be just that...this season...

Ramesh Sood said...

Good one.. as ever..

John (@bookdreamer) said...

Nice play with the carol images of Christmas

brenda w said...

Excellent exploration, Gautami. I love the last line...and the image of closet. Strong work.

zongrik said...

they do come and go

Sandra said...

so nice!

Sheila Moore said...

sharply stated commentary on the holiday season. nicely done.

Victoria said...

There is so much emptiness left over unless we try to tap into what's behind the celebration. For each of us, no doubt, that may be something different. Nice reflection, Guatami.

gautami tripathy said...

Well, this wasn't really about the festive season but if the reader interprets it that way, who am I to complain?

Shashi S said...

I could relate to this a lot... and I know the feeling..

thanks for sharing... Happy New Year My friend. May the year bring you Happiness, Peace, love and prosperity.

Shashi
ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya
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Laurie Kolp said...

"I endured it in joyless peace
my heart was like a manger"... so sad. A very heartfelt piece.

flaubert said...

Beautiful writing as always, Gautami.

Pamela

Vennie said...

oh yes, I understand... completely..

Traci B said...

I would enjoy reading your process notes on this piece, gautami. It was an interesting use of the wordle and led to much interpretation among your readers. Well written.