Treasure Island

Gulsher john

Sanity or Insanity

Is this sanity or insanity
To wish a death in obscurity?
Death that might bring calm and ease
As my life deserted by joys and peace.
Life that seems in a solemn attire
But for me all her charm and glory
Busted and melted in despair.

Once for me it was a lily in bloom
Like a rainbow and floating clouds
Nothing but a sweet Nature's boon,
And dawned my morn with glistening dews
And glamoured each Eve with Venus` view.

Ah! But now all these engulfed in gloom,
An insignificant soul I turned to be
Wrinkled and freckled,
Gripped by pangs and pains.
Hard to bear this jealousy and hate anymore,
Come O peaceful death and cease my wailing breaths.
Now for me;
The union of joy and pain,
Sorrows and shame,
Love and lust,
Caring and fear
Cheers and tears
Pride and prejudice
All meaningless, all senseless.

Submitted: Friday, March 08, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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A display of morbid intellect, sometimes gets beyond control

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  • Irum . (5/22/2013 6:14:00 AM)

    the despair is obvious....sad hue is all over...well depicted! (Report) Reply

  • Stevie Taite (3/9/2013 3:00:00 PM)

    You are reaching a time in your life when muse like this dances with your darkest thoughts. Thoughts of death and melancholy. This poem resounds with a personal sadness and reveals a different side to you. Very moving Yoda! X x x x (Report) Reply

  • Bright Morn (3/9/2013 12:50:00 PM)

    When life is aimless, when pains prevails with out any gain and when sorrows can not be beared any more one have to wish for death, when one feels that there no end to the life he longs for the end, there is a dim line between sanity and insanity and hard to distinguish them, a great write and a very deep poem really like it,
    Regards (Report) Reply

  • Search 2 (3/9/2013 8:43:00 AM)

    Between sanity and insanity there is a small divide and that`s of pain and pleasure at times.
    We are after all to say LIFE IS A JOURNEY TO DEATH though a death wish is unwarranted. Although none may like to take it as it is I tell you Gusher there is nothing after death whether it is man or microbe. (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (3/9/2013 7:57:00 AM)

    i have been half in love with easeful death...and called him in many a mused rhyme....these are the lines by Keats your poem made me think of. Your poem is good one! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Musfiq Us Shaleheen (3/8/2013 8:55:00 PM)

    all pains and emotions are twist with love.... very nice imagery song of death....desireable.....very powerful and insightful poem.... sir... (Report) Reply

  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (3/8/2013 8:07:00 PM)

    the duality of life is meaningless in the deathbed, but the last fight and breathe between life and death must be enjoyable, the way people open their eyes, respond and surrender their souls to the nature. Good thought! a beautiful poem! 10 (Report) Reply

  • Poetheart Morgan (3/8/2013 5:29:00 PM)

    All this pain is mixed with love
    Pangs that dont go eway and
    turn you in nothing and nothing you cant not be -
    cradle you as a child -
    and put you to sleep -
    bring insanity and you still sleeps - (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (3/8/2013 9:41:00 AM)

    Life is invariably one of joy and sorrow, acceptance and rejections, victories and defeats and they take turns! Our sorrows can easily pave way for joys. So hope for the best and wait with patience! The Death wish should be replaced by a zest for life! A poignant write! ! (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Halls (3/8/2013 8:52:00 AM)

    Very well written.It comes across in a spiritual way, as if all our human desires and thoughts come to nothing when reaching our end. I don't find it morbid at all, well done! (Report) Reply

  • Tim Vallie (3/8/2013 3:25:00 AM)

    Very well written. Invokes clear sadness in a strong manner. I truly enjoyed your use of imagery and strong emotion throughout the poem. A pleasure to read. (Report) Reply

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