Sunday, April 09, 2017

complexity of sanity

his heart, a mere shell now,
it bleeds slowly to oblivion-
he sheds a single tear

he knows he can handle it
and he will cheer himself up,
and grin for the world

he knows being slack is not an option
and he has to draw a line somewhere-
hence he trims his feelings and smiles

"he can give vent, and undo everything, 
but he is held by that invisible strap of decorous behaviour"

@gautami.tripathy@April 09, 2017

12 comments:

Gillena Cox said...

luv that expression
"held by that invisible strap of decorous behaviour"

Happy Sunday to you

much love...

indybev said...

AH, that line speaks to me as well. Without that strap, however, it might be a chaotic world!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

It is hard to have to grin for the world when the heart is heavy. That single tear is eloquent.

R.K. Garon said...

On the right track...
ZQ

soulsmusic said...

I'm with Sherry, that single tear speaks volumes,

Elizabeth

kaykuala said...

The ending says it all. Love transcends little irritations

Hank

Sara McNulty said...

Perfect ending to a falling tear.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Interesting new ways of using the key words.

Susan said...

I have often been grateful for restraint--when I use it--and even more in others. I fear we sacrifice the creativity that freedom would bring, but fear chaos even more. Thank you for putting this into words.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

"but he is held by that invisible strap of decorous behaviour".. love this!

Bekkie Sanchez said...

We all must draw a line somewhere. Lovely!

Serena said...

Amazing use of imagery here. I really love taht bit of how he must draw a line and cuts out emotion.