Vinita Sahu

The Shadow In The Corridor - Poem by Vinita Sahu

The shadow I saw in the corridor,
Was the lady I met a decade before,
Her silvery eyes cool as ever,
Whatever went wrong then forever?
Her beautiful face, charming manners,
Swept easily all gloomy banners,
Yet, what led her to perish and erase,
From the vibrant worldly phase?

Her stance in the lift,
When I last met on her night shift,
The confidence on it felt strongly  set,
But the melancholic  smile  she portrayed,
While throwing a glance at me all said,
She was the fortress, challenged and dilapidated,
About to crumble and be devastated,
What was responsible, her fragile support,
Or her superficial tensile sport?

The fast track life,
Followed by it's natural  strife,
The race to touch the finish line,
Heavy temptations, one's  strong opine,
Aren't all entwined to invite decline?
Unless one sits determined,
To think and define, in the purest filter,
That's chaste and sublime.
                     Written by Vinita Sahu

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Form: Octave

Comments about The Shadow In The Corridor by Vinita Sahu

  • Vinita Sahu (1/21/2016 2:23:00 AM)

    The race to achieve all worldly pleasures have led mankind forget his spiritual stand that gives true solace to mind, body and soul like no other corporeal things! (Report) Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (10/30/2015 7:09:00 AM)

    To think and define the ways of life. Nice work. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 30, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, January 21, 2016

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