indira babbellapati

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Beyond Recognition - Poem by indira babbellapati

no my friend
no, you can't recognize me
any more at this moment
burnt in the firmament of
my unadulterated desire for you
i'm now reduced to
a whiff of thin vapour
quickly carried away by the wind
and in no time absorbed by ether

no friend, no
you can't recognize me
any more at this moment
i'm now a tomb with all
love and hurt accrued
buried deep within with
no epitaph inscribed

no my friend
no, you can't recognize me
any more at this moment
as i sit in a corner of a cold bed
drawing my empty limbs closer
as if they're all that's left of me...

no my friend, no
you can't recognize me
any more at this moment
as much as i can't recognize me myself
through this vacant mirror...
wait, there from a corner
i recognize you simply gazing
at nothing in particular...

why, you alone?
i recognize my self
no more...

25dec2009
01.01hrs


Comments about Beyond Recognition by indira babbellapati

  • (1/6/2010 2:01:00 AM)


    This is a fascinating poem Indira, exploring the dark side of love and loss. The repetition of the first four lines (as a chorus) works beautifully to give shape to the poem and the final stanza is elegantly and cleverly concluded. A beautiful poem. Worth a second read.

    love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
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  • (1/2/2010 2:02:00 PM)


    ...reduced to
    a whiff of thin vapour...
    ...burnt in the firmament of
    an unadulterated desire...love changes us, often makes us look like shadows of our former selves... it's true. Wonderful poem for Christmas, Indira!
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 24, 2009

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 13, 2010


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