Poem: Shadowed Whispers

An impoverished child looks on with steely acceptance as her life is dictated to by her circumstances. Can her grit and endurance bail her out of a bottomless pit?

BANGALORE, 04 June 2012 –An impoverished child looks on with steely acceptance as her life is dictated to by her circumstances. Can her grit and endurance bail her out of a bottomless pit?

Paroxysms of empathy are flying thick and fast with a click,

Procuring a soul of beauty; blinded by the menacingly caustic world,

She unflinchingly clutches the split-frame as a precarious stick,

Cloaked in strings of eluding Hope; a bulwark against Life’s wrath

unfurled.

Her eyes behold danger; ‘tis cast with a steely acceptance,

Embittered, her mistrust and hatred are ailing her: the Observer.

The tidings thus far have mangled her to a state of incurable

repentance,

But each time she tides over to her Destiny: the Preserver. 

Curved shadows of Doubt punctuatingly cut across her being,

Ah, searing through her flesh, she’s buried in barren affliction,

Plagued by the neglect, reconciled and so inured to seeing,

She resigns to her penurious fate, regressing into tribulation.

Stardom is a curious mystery that she shuns as false,

Riding on the guiles and wiles of the world that are far from few,

She gallops and totters reining in her uninhibited waltz,

Wincing past storms of Disaster, fleetingly bidding them adieu.

Nature remains impartial to her, hushing up her dreams,

As she laboriously feeds off her courage, unburdening it in torrents,

To steer through ev’ry malady, in earth’s fury of schemes,

While she’s stricken by the deadly ‘Climate of Life’ that Malawi warrants.

Her left hand engulfs and shields her resolutely clasped right,

The rest of her body is vanish’d into oblivion; she’d ne’er grasp,

As each passing day she fights off death with an agonizing fright,

Alas, her tacit whispers of Hope have endured many a tumultuous rasp.

 

Vishwas Anand of Bangalore is a published poet and writer.His poems have been published in journals: The Copperfield Review, The River, The Nexuss, Four And Twenty and featured in online websites like One Shot Poetry, Jingle Poetry and Poets United. He is also an Ezine Articles expert author.

His articles and poems have appeared on GingerChai and Aquillrelle. He currently writes at his own blog column as well.  


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Vishwas Anand

Vishwas Anand of Bangalore is a published poet and writer. A student at IIM-Kozhikode, Vishwas muses upon life and the little details that make people and the world around him tick. He believes that life charts its course as a product of one’s actions and feels that the human mind can be hypnotized into seeking what is good for it, regardless of the concomitant desires. Poems are a way of taking one on a path of solace where journeys are sketched to bridge the conflicting gaps in society.

His poems have been published in journals: The Copperfield Review, The River, The Nexuss, Four And Twenty and featured in online websites like One Shot Poetry, Jingle Poetry and Poets United. He was awarded ‘Poem of the Week’ at Jingle Poetry for his poem: Stilling Journey. He is also an Ezine Articles expert author. His articles and poems have appeared on GingerChai and Aquillrelle. He currently writes at his own blog column as well.  

 

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