Usha Pisharody

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Double Speak - Poem by Usha Pisharody

Wheels within wheels
Lines between lines
Persons inside persons

So many innuendos

s ilences that gouge
deep gaping wounds

Lavished briefly
with a salve of
sweet words

And then you're
back to being a
stone man -
stone-heart, stone-mind

With a double edged knife
to twist in my soul

I am
after all

2 Apr, '91

Comments about Double Speak by Usha Pisharody

  • (4/12/2008 7:29:00 AM)

    very thoughtfull poem....... i can feel ur feelings..... thanks for sharing...... (Report) Reply

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  • (4/8/2008 3:17:00 AM)

    This one is very deep and has many connotations…like it says so many innuendos..same is the case here…so much is erupted while reading these lines… the simulation and indifference …. ‘the double speak’
    …… brain teasing but very pleasing
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  • (4/6/2008 12:09:00 AM)

    wonderful comment, flora. you simply sharpened mine! (Report) Reply

  • (4/5/2008 2:14:00 PM)

    A painful poem. Perhaps you shoul sharpen the knife on the stone!

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  • (4/5/2008 9:19:00 AM) don't mind the knife.
    the stone turns soft at least once in a while briefly, is'nt it?
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 5, 2008

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