Ravinder Kumar Soni

Gold Star - 12,153 Points (05/04/1944 / Delhi)

The Fallen Thread - Poem by Ravinder Kumar Soni

Reason I must ere I re-pick the fallen thread
In a frenzied haste had been cast aside by me only days ago
The knot untied bare are many a query and quests
Sans replies or directed streaks all in a confused tangle sway
Drawing blanks from the wind but standing on firm earth ask I may
In deep waters why the fishermen have all cast their nests
There is a fierce storm brewing so they must forego
The days’ catch and safely return to their stead.

Opinionated I am not for all the while
When I await the arrival of the eight-thirty morning bus
I look around and sneak around with my steady eye-sight
To catch a glimpse of my forgotten dreams take their orderly shape
Hoping and praying that they do not for an instant ape
In a foolish manner and in a lowly dim day-light
The same old patterns drawn by the luring isthmus
That was where I had stood holding the thread in style.

The thread with its strands frayed now lies buried in the sand
Dirty and stinking and who knows curled and charred
Upon you and I rests the onus to ensure when to rise
To block those blows often hurled at us no matter why
By the weak and the strong hands of fate that do not shy
Regardless of truth and sincere intentions and the price
We afford to pay neglecting our sanity that is always marred
By insatiable greed held in place by a flimsy band.

Having found that the old ones must give way to new
To allow the new lease of life to follow its own chosen course
Searching and probing all that which already existed and flourished
I am now reconciled with nature and require no more goading or force
To retrace my evolutionary passage up to its initial source
Only to succumb to the primeval tendency long kept burnished
Reflecting my weaknesses, strengths, hopes and shameful hidden remorse
End I must this dangerous repeat and find a thread that is crisp and new.

Topic(s) of this poem: life and death


Comments about The Fallen Thread by Ravinder Kumar Soni

  • Shakil Ahmed (11/29/2015 8:02:00 AM)


    beautiful poem, you have presented your theme so nicely, well composed poem, thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 29, 2015



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