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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!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Hymns for the Lonely

Hymn XVIII

A slight touch of sadness
walks across my soul
and I shiver
with feelings unfelt
in a very long time.

My sighs stretch out
to cover me whole
and I walk
through breaths
of wasted words.

Weighed down
by moments
of a life
half-lived,
my soul clings
to my bones
like rotting leaves
to earthworms.

And that's what I do.
I wallow in dust
and dirt
and mud.

And I rot.

5 comments:

Piper .. said...

"Weighed down
by moments
of a life
half-lived,
my soul clings
to my bones
like rotting leaves
to earthworms."

Exactly how I`ve been feeling for quite a while now..

excellent work! I love your poetry!

Indyeah said...

oh! why this melancholic mood MM?

(((hugs))))
written in the stirring manner as only you can but the question still remains..why so melancholic?

a passing mood?

love and ((hugs)))
Indy

Monika,Ansh said...

Lovely. I wish I had such depth.

*Hugs*

Sparkling said...

'And that's what I do.
I wallow in dust
and dirt
and mud.

And I rot.'

Profound. It made me squirm, not in disgust but in pain.

- And if it makes you feel good, I'd like to add; dust we thou art and to dust we shall return.

You ok dear? TC.

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

@Piper: Thank you, my friend. And chin up :)

@Indy: What can I say? The EO's down with a fever which refuses to leave and I get very depressed when the kids are ill. To make matters greyer, I think I'm coming down with a fever too :(

@Mon,Ansh: Oh, but you do, my friend! You do!

@Sparkling: I'm ok, sweetie. Thanks for asking :)