Thursday, January 26, 2012

the road

it hurts to traverse that road
in my mind's eye
it is a straight path
but your machinations stop me
I find pieces of glass embedded under my shoes
left all alone in that labyrinth
I need a knife to cut the path

"why do my boots stop me
from following what my heart desires?"

12 comments:

Old Ollie said...

truly a cool poem - perfect images GT

cosmos cami said...

WONDERFUL images.
Each line was a treat.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh that is the Big Question! Well said.

Taylor Boomer said...

amazing one.

Brian Miller said...

there is def some interesting tension in your last 2 lines...

Margaret said...

It isn't wise to ALWAYS follow one's heart!

Polly Janos said...

I'm so glad to be reading you again. You are one of my favorites! And this poem is wonderful in the feelings conveyed in well chosen words. Why, indeed? Hand me a knife, as well, won't you?

Doctor FTSE said...

A fine image for a difficult relationship.

Carrie Burtt said...

Thought provoking Gautami....wonderful imagery and poetics! :-)

Steve Isaak said...

Good, visually-vivid, relatable read.

G-Man said...

Gautami!!!!!!!!
Welcome back Home.
What a vivid picture of triumph and dedication.
Loved your 55 My Friend
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Sara McNulty said...

Truly excellent imagery!