indira babbellapati

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Disappointment - Poem by indira babbellapati

last night a rape of
disappointment ravaged me
its ugly hands invaded my
body and spirit
leaving scars on the tender
and fair skin of my conscience
i curled into a ball of pain
nursing bleeding lips
and acidic skin
tears trickling down the closed eyes
dissolved into the smears
of hymen- blood and semen
dotting the sheets…

from expectation to
disappointment to
sorrow is the trajectory,
spoke the buddha’s voice
so far lying buried deep within
not attempting to dry my tears
but allowing them to cleanse
my body and spirit…


Comments about Disappointment by indira babbellapati

  • Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (12/30/2009 10:17:00 PM)

    the first part is a wonderful description of a disappointment [compared it to a rape]...fair skinned conscience...beautiful expression
    the second on the trajectory expectation...disappointment and sorrow..tries to blame it on
    expectation...expectation i feel keeps us alive...detachment is not a natural thing......
    attachment should not be a suffering...if it is proper and true

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  • Nimal Dunuhinga (12/30/2009 9:14:00 PM)

    Attachment is a suffering what Buddha says and I realized that again of your poem. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 3, 2010

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