Nikhil Parekh

Rookie - 488 Points (27/08/1977 / Dehradun, India)


When i deftly plucked heinous iron nails from the soft
trunk of maple tree,
cleaning its stalk with a blend of husk perfume and
mineral water,
despicable patches of fungal green; vanished without
leaving stingy traces,
the demeanor of lumber now transited to summit's of
and the tree swallowed fresh gulps of air; having been
hindered for several
years on the trot.

as i ripped of an assembly of wooden nails from the
sordid plaster of walls,
the contraption was left isolated with king sized
hostile beams of sunlight now sabotaged the interiors,
the rain and wind entered without formal invitation,
alongwith envious neighbours breaking barriers of
intimate privacy.

when i trimmed unruly portions of nails from my
protuberant finger,
coherently chiseling irregular indentations with the
abraded base,
the appearance of my palm thereafter left me in
dumbstruck stupor,
the hands once savage; now replicated articulate
designs of fashion,
with the fairer sex casting frivolous glances at the
web of masculinity
stripped of muddy nail.

and when i tried and evacuate colossal sized nails
from the body of Christ,
emancipating his silhouette from the ghastly prisons
of trauma,
he stringently admonished me whispering,
'let blood trickle from my arms; an ocean of tears
dribble down my cheek',
'i want to free the world from realms of pain and
enigmatic misery',
set an example by inflicting upon this body of flesh
and bone; fathomless
distress that encompasses my fellow beings.

Submitted: Monday, August 18, 2014
Edited: Monday, August 18, 2014

Topic of this poem: poetry

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (nails by Nikhil Parekh )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. If, Rudyard Kipling
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  7. A Smile To Remember, Charles Bukowski
  8. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  9. two line, Razaur Rahman
  10. Jiske Dhun Par Duniya Nache, Kumar Vishwas

Poem of the Day

poet Henry David Thoreau

Whate'er we leave to God, God does,
And blesses us;
The work we choose should be our own,
God leaves alone.

If with light head erect I sing,
...... Read complete »


Member Poem

New Poems

  1. The Greatest, Michael P. McParland
  2. Christmas Rhyme, Akhil Arya
  3. The Best Days, Michael P. McParland
  4. The Arrival, Michael P. McParland
  5. Thank You So Very Much, Michael P. McParland
  6. This Life, Bijay Kant Dubey
  7. Thank You KP, Michael P. McParland
  8. Tenderly Ask, Michael P. McParland
  9. Taking It All In, Michael P. McParland
  10. VAMPIRES, ZOMBIES, AND METH, Chaarzarul Rockett
[Hata Bildir]