Raj Dronamraju


I Don't Even Smile - Poem by Raj Dronamraju

I shook your hand
I took the loss
Escape was impossible
I took the loss

I went indoors, contorted into an ugly shape by desire
I came back out beaming phoniness
I couldn't find shelter indoors

There's a day coming where this will not end so easily
When it will be taken hard like a blood vendetta
And passed on to future generations
And that's when a smile loses all meaning
Is merely the go to expression of a demolished psyche
Is flashed with the frequency of a bellboy summoned for the carrying of guests' bags

At that time, I don't even smile
And I'll say people are a black hole
And I get sucked in and then get spit out in a place I don't recognize
Not worried about being lost
Not worried about being alone

I don't even smile
For you, endurance finally breaks
Washes over us with violence
I will snap, I can't shake this off anymore

Topic(s) of this poem: anger


Comments about I Don't Even Smile by Raj Dronamraju

  • Prabir Gayen (4/10/2019 2:02:00 AM)

    I don't even smile
    For you, endurance finally breaks
    Washes over us with violence
    I will snap, I can't shake this off anymore..
    ...... very beautiful
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  • (3/30/2019 8:53:00 AM)

    Sounds like a slow cultivation of a sudden snap- but sheds light on understanding expressions do not necessarily reveal the truth of emotions but are more like practiced acts that masque what is really going on. (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (3/27/2018 3:49:00 AM)

    I don't even smile
    For you, endurance finally breaks
    Washes over us with violence
    I will snap, I can't shake this off anymore........touching expression. A beautiful poem on anger astutely presented. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Drtony Brahmin (3/27/2018 3:22:00 AM)

    I get sucked in and then get spit out in a place I don't recognize
    Not worried about being lost
    Not worried about being alone. inner anger expressed in fine verses...... thank u dear poet. tony
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 27, 2018



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