Harindhar Reddy

(Sept/19/1983 / Haliya, Hyderabad, India)

Ding-a-ling! Dingdong Bell! Singalong, 'Loner is a Mourner'! '


All alone, aside, aground, bays an empty soul - nameless,
Afloat, adrift, awash, says an empty ghoul - shameless!
In thoughts - I am lost, tattles an empty vessel - aimless,
I am with me yet all alone, rattles an empty skull - rudderless!
Alone I cried again and again chanting a sullen rhyme -
Ding-a-ling! Dingdong bell! Singalong, 'Loner is a Mourner'!

I talk, I walk yet I lack hope lying in the corner;
Alone in woe: I'm a clumsy, discombobulated flesh;
See! I'm trying to fill a flimsy, distorted mesh;
Lo! I do the donkeywork at a place, yet a sojourner!
Alone I cried again and again chanting a sullen rhyme -
Ding-a-ling! Dingdong bell! Singalong, 'Loner is a Mourner'!

Alone I flew in ruefulness, I, a Ruta graveolens!
I woke and find my soul loitering in woods - dense,
I'm a glider without destination yet a hogwash and trumpery!
I'm a writer with no imagination, yet a nonsense gimcrackery,
Alone I cried again and again chanting a sullen rhyme -
Ding-a-ling! Dingdong bell! Singalong, 'Loner is a Mourner'!

I am an apple pale with no charm, landing alone,
I am a sullen moon in a galaxy of stars, standing alone:
To meet a certain heavy fate - waiting alone for a judgment day,
To pull iron curtain and seal my fate - sighting alone for doomsday,
Alone I cried again and again chanting a sullen rhyme -
Ding-a-ling! Dingdong bell! Singalong, 'Loner is a Mourner'!

Submitted: Sunday, October 16, 2011
Edited: Wednesday, July 18, 2012

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  • Rookie - 169 Points Ekaterina M. Polischuk (2/27/2012 12:14:00 PM)

    don`t worry about future, everything will be ok. your poem is a massage from your soul to all people. it has truth and sadness, but it is beautiful in its composition, style of writing and, of course, rhyme. i like it)))) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 169 Points Crimson Love (11/10/2011 12:56:00 PM)

    This poem is to amazing to describe with words!
    every line was extensively amazing! I couldn't even pick one to Put in this comment! Truly you are a great poet! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Vipins Puthooran (11/2/2011 11:52:00 AM)

    It's an amazing poem, , , ! ! Loner is a mourner! ! it's a rare piece of poetry about loner, , , (((Alone I flew in ruefulness, I, Ruta graveolens)) ..I like this line...
    I amazed seeing the excellent structure of lines of this poem, , , great work dear poet..
    Top marks! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Shanavas Maideen (10/28/2011 1:19:00 PM)

    'All alone, aside, aground, bays an empty soul – nameless,
    Afloat, adrift, awash, says an empty ghoul – shameless!
    In thoughts - I am lost, tattles an empty vessel – aimless,
    I am with me yet again all alone rattles an empty skull – rudderless! '

    An empty soul, an empty ghoul, a empty vessel and an empty skull, What a vivid presentation of the loneliness. Oh my god! I never come across such a poem on loneliness. Hey poet you it is new trend from you. I like it by heart, by soul and every other way! Simply fantabulous work by you.................... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 91 Points Allemagne Roßmann (10/18/2011 4:19:00 AM)

    am an apple pale with no charm, landing alone,
    I am a sullen moon in a galaxy of stars, standing alone,

    Those are ethereal lines...one of your best writes to read undoubtedly (Report) Reply

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