Satish Verma

Gold Star - 53,785 Points (5-6-1935)

Shock The Garden - Poem by Satish Verma

Symbols are true, because they are there.
Your solemn ache
proud of failure
traces a circle.
Dark and eternal, in all its purity
punishment becomes an award for life.

It is not difficult to know
whether a god exists.
You commit suicide to become a god.

Inoculating falsehood
dying daily unto death was not my pitch.

Your mind breaks the moon in dark,
into hundred bright crumbs.
Each bit becomes a metaphor
To shock the garden.


Comments about Shock The Garden by Satish Verma

  • Lantz Pierre (2/2/2017 4:20:00 AM)

    The sandwich was wrapped in a scrap of scripture. White bread, no mayonnaise, no butter, no mustard. The lord will provide. And cleanliness is next to go. A little in the spoon, bent so it stands independent of the moon. The heat is so cold. So desperately cold. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/14/2007 12:41:00 AM)

    `Dark and eternal, in all its purity
    punishment becomes an award for life.' .... blind truths, seldom seen, must unveil. care, sjg
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 13, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 16, 2011


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