R.K Das

(22, january / INDIA)


In the face of your
Erratic eloquence
My tender ego
Gets vanquished
Into a bruised Silence
Like a shivering dove
Facing a tottering shaft.

As the renewed vigor of your arrogance
Trample over and subjugate
The finer blades of my dreams
My masculine bravery
Gets taken over
By an enduring timidity.

I dare not confide
The cherished chapter of my autobiography,
As I get reduced
Into a shameless mass of destitution.

Submitted: Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, May 01, 2012

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  • Jasbir Chatterjee (5/16/2012 12:56:00 AM)

    very graceful and magical...your poems seem to have the touch of a ballerina...the magic builds up slowly and gradually...I like it very much...but I am curious to know more about the inspiration behind this poem... (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath (5/11/2012 12:32:00 AM)

    Every emotive action has its importance.I liked it, specially the word pictures. (Report) Reply

  • Shruti Goswami (5/10/2012 2:21:00 PM)

    I am amazed at how defeat could be taken with such dignity and such poise that it almost makes it endearing..and the imagery is so vivid... (Report) Reply

  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (5/7/2012 4:30:00 AM)

    i don't think that we have to be afraid of someone who may seem to be better than us and you have every right to try..Good Luck (Report) Reply

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