Satish Verma

Gold Star - 28,430 Points (5-6-1935)

The Final Retreat - Poem by Satish Verma

In reality― you were

in a ring of fire. I had been

left with no claim on you.

Your failure had become mine.



This was not the game―

changer. Moon had latched

on the watery eyes. Synapsis

had started to break away.



The god wears different

apparels― as per the need of the

occasion. Nobody is going to say,

rest in peace.



Gradually I will stop

speaking about myself. When

my time comes, I will lose everything

and set you free.



The blind eagle will find its abode.

Topic(s) of this poem: poem


Comments about The Final Retreat by Satish Verma

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (12/27/2016 10:27:00 AM)


    When my time comes, I will lose everything............ Plain truth about life. Congrats for being the member's PoD. (Report) Reply

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  • Christina Simmons (12/27/2016 10:26:00 AM)

    The Final Retreat:
    We owe nothing! And you seem able to put across nicely. (Report) Reply

  • Lantz Pierre (12/27/2016 10:10:00 AM)

    Transcendent
    The tone of loss here is heart aching. The imagery is both concrete and physical while also being diaphanous and ethereal. There is science present, religion and strong emotive power. Something like remorse moves through the verses without being remorseful. The emotions and intellect both are owned, but elusive. This is a very moving poem. A very human poem. Transcendent in its execution. Humbling. (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak (12/27/2016 7:52:00 AM)


    Gradually I will stop

    speaking about myself. When

    my time comes, I will lose everything

    and set you free.



    The blind eagle will find its abode.
    - - - - - - - - - - -A deeply philosophical poem
    Poetry speaks our life.Poetry is the retreat of a poet. But gradually we all prepare for our final retreat.
    .Congratulations for Poem of the day.
    (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/27/2016 5:10:00 AM)

    Fire! !
    This was not the game. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (12/27/2016 5:06:00 AM)

    Excellent Poem
    Indeed it is a final retreat. Congrats for the honour of POTD.10++ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 3, 2016

Poem Edited: Thursday, February 9, 2017


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