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Mother, writer and daydreamer. Also chocoholic and chick-flick lover. But mainly mommy. To two boys, at that! When not escorting my Elder One (EO) to karate class, I'm trying to get in as many cuddles as possible from my Younger One (YO). And when not doing either, I'm hard-at-work trying to maintain a steady relationship with my laptop. And as for the Man I Married (MIM), well, let’s just put it this way – even though we share a bedroom, our most meaningful conversations are held over the cell-phone!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I Don't Understand

How?

How come
it's so easy for you to
ask for my heart
only to kick me in my empty chest
without looking up even once
at a face streaming with tears,
it can flood your very existence...
at a pain so visible,
it can sear right through you...
at a love so open,
so all-encompassing,
one can't help but melt in return.

Don't bother looking now.

My eyes are vacant.
And there are maggots
where the heart
used to be.

8 comments:

Mystic Margarita said...

Beautiful. Such vivid imagery - and powerful, too. Looking forward to reading more of your poems.

Cuckoo said...

Wow! Deep. Evocative. Touching.
Encore.

Monika,Ansh said...

very touching.

ray said...

Hi ,

I was reading ur blog posts and found some of them to be very good.. u write well.. Why don't you popularize it more.. ur posts on ur blog ‘Motherhood and all that jazz’ took my particular attention as some of them are interesting topics of mine too;

BTW I help out some ex-IIMA guys who with another batch mate run www.rambhai.com where you can post links to your most loved blog-posts. Rambhai was the chaiwala at IIMA and it is a site where users can themselves share links to blog posts etc and other can find and vote on them. The best make it to the homepage!

This way you can reach out to rambhai readers some of whom could become your ardent fans.. who knows.. :)

Cheers,

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

Awwww! Thank you guys!

I love writing...poetry especially. That you all appreciated it, really means a lot.

I've posted some of my poems here...just click on the 'poetry' label. I don't know if I'm allowed to have favourites, but if I am, then it's "Bubblegum Days". I hope you all like it. Please don't forget to tell me what you think!

pseudo intellectual said...

beautiful, madame! the pain of love betraying/walking away is so vivid!

Preeti Sharma said...

Brilliant. Love the last stanza. Provocative decay at it's best.

Akshaya Shivkumar said...

I loved this one.. you capture the moment with all its intensity.. keep the poems and posts coming!