Min Sia


I Am


I am all but nothing
I am all but a shame
I am all but a lie
I am all but a prison
For those veins bursting all red
Yet bodies glowed and reined
Yet bodies have eaten the flesh of humankind
Sipping and sucking every wound aligned
Big, deep voices laughing aloud
Until those had closed their golden vault
To me that have cleansed their souls
To them I'm an acid to their bones

Frozen tails and spears have decided
Summoning the only name that should not be uttered
They began running to four corners
Of the world of fires and sirens
Bushes and thorns bleeding on their feet
Beneath the surface misted by life's feast
Commanded by the creatures of darkness
Cursed by golden swords and shields
Yet prayers were offered
By the highest fortress and colleagues

I am all but nothing
I am all but a shame
I am all but a lie
I am all but a prison

I AM PEACE...

Submitted: Monday, January 12, 2009

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  • Sathyanarayana M V S (1/21/2009 2:59:00 AM)

    Highly philosophical.
    'Who am I' was the philosophy propegated by a great sage by name Ramana Maharshi. India. When we put this question against every desire and craving; He said; our path would be clean of sins.
    Very good poem Min.10++++++ (Report) Reply

  • Palas Kumar Ray (1/18/2009 9:52:00 AM)

    Your words
    'I am all but nothing
    I am all but a shame
    I am all but a lie
    I am all but a prison

    ...............................''
    RESONATES. (Report) Reply

  • Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (1/17/2009 11:37:00 PM)

    lovely last lines..iam the start..iam the finish..iam is small and scary at start...iam is whole and joyful at the finish....10..read my 'the absolute world' (Report) Reply

  • Naseer Ahmed Nasir (1/13/2009 10:39:00 AM)

    Simply a description conveying the messege of peace has been put in polite words with some real soothing effect......10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Ray Almenario Jr. (1/13/2009 12:49:00 AM)

    Isa nanamang napakagandang tula...I wonder where you get those emotions and reveal it in a very poignant manner..very moving..for me this one is a 10! (Report) Reply

  • Kesav Easwaran (1/13/2009 12:41:00 AM)

    heart touching write...telling an eye opening truth in the end...yes...peace is in prison...not only yours, Min... of the whole world...good poem...i liked...10 (Report) Reply

  • Dr Hitesh Sheth (1/12/2009 11:25:00 AM)

    Life is a roller coaster ride
    but we have to take all difficulties
    in our stride.....................
    Good work................. (Report) Reply

  • Kite Remedy (1/12/2009 10:34:00 AM)

    it's great to have you back..
    well, it's a strong verse for me, with a lil' twist in the end..
    i hope you get well soon from the havoc, Min Sia.. (Report) Reply

  • Kite Remedy (1/12/2009 10:34:00 AM)

    it's great to have you back..
    well, it's a strong verse for me, with a lil' twist in the end..
    i hope you get well soon from the havoc, Min Sia.. (Report) Reply

  • Catrina Heart (1/12/2009 9:25:00 AM)

    Great strong write my friend. Penned with rich imageries and self reflection, given...10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Ridge Cahill (1/12/2009 8:30:00 AM)

    Welcome back, Min. A dark place this is written from I suspect. Your execution was well done and your message conveyed clearly. (Report) Reply

  • Sameer Ahmed (1/12/2009 6:57:00 AM)

    Very beautiful write Min.........You have put some real good ingridients of melancholy in the poem with simple and sound words which offcourse makes it worth reading.........you have tried to spread the truth of peace with the help of really eloquent imageries.....This poem is a reall insignia of calmness.........10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Homen Thangjam (1/12/2009 6:43:00 AM)

    dark imageries as if baptized by the fire of timeless truth, peace begets in your poem like a powerful serenading coda. (Report) Reply

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