Dinesh Nair

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Once I Loved Hope - Poem by Dinesh Nair

Switch off the TV, stop all sounds
Shut down the comp, turn off the lights
Let no one come calling
When I am alone.

Thoughts on the death row
Memories wheezing
like a worn away mono.
Emptiness is nothing
but a burnt away log
in the forest of impossibilities.

I didn’t hear you then,
I wouldn’t see you now
You are just an x-ray sheet
of soul painted in black.

You call me an escapist,
I only outran your lies.
I drank your tears
Cups of poison steeped in shame.

You are nothing but an effigy
Even ghosts fear to enter.

Come out of your own shadow
I ask you to face the mirror
Your image is nothing but pleasure
etched in horror.

Fade away into insignificance.
Please let me be me.
I can get real
With the vastness of time.

Comments about Once I Loved Hope by Dinesh Nair

  • Jazib Kamalvi (10/26/2017 12:56:00 AM)

    A sublime start with a nice poem, Dinesh. You may like to read my poem, Love And Lust. Thank you. (Report) Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (4/6/2015 2:42:00 PM)

    Very nicely and aptly presented. Fantastic speculation. Beautiful poem. Many thanks dear Dinesh, keep the ball the rolling. ......10 (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (6/20/2013 6:48:00 AM)

    A very poignant and powerful poem.
    You poured your heart and soul out on this one.
    Good depths of thought. Thanks for sharing.
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  • (3/28/2009 4:40:00 AM)

    once I loved hope
    but now I cannot cope
    lifes hills too slope
    so now I grope-Good write --10+
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  • (3/27/2009 12:30:00 PM)

    Once I love hope
    But since now i cannot cope
    ascending on life's steep slope
    Now I hate hope..........Good Write..........10+++......
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  • (3/26/2009 11:43:00 AM)

    the title itself catches attention and gives some inkling of what the poet wants to say. but the dark imagery completely overwhelms. i like the confidence you express in the last stanza. very powerful write Dinesh. disturbing...to begin with
    yet, lingering last lines.

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  • (4/11/2008 2:38:00 AM)

    The strong sense of despair is so powerfully brought out in your poem that it lingers in the mind. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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