Savita Tyagi


This Dark Half Of Mine - Poem by Savita Tyagi

This dark half of mine
Its black lava floating through my spine
Burning with fierce intensity everything coming along its way
Its leaping tongue of flame ready to devour me whole
Exhausted in my efforts to escape, I do surrender to it
And watch helplessly as it commands my better half to kneel.
The struggle that goes on within
The storm that I weather constantly
Yet, something tells me this fight isn't new
And its ending is never in sight either
But if I could distance myself just for a moment
And not get involved with either side
The broken self starts to cement itself
The flames subside
The black lava starts to disappear
A ray of sunshine bathes everything
Under the shade of hope, a new happy self is born again.


Comments about This Dark Half Of Mine by Savita Tyagi

  • Akhtar Jawad (9/28/2014 10:07:00 PM)


    An universally true poem with deep thoughts. (Report) Reply

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  • (10/22/2012 3:05:00 AM)


    A poignant piece and i just adore...Under the shade of hope, a new happy self is born again....tyvm karen (Report) Reply

  • Sydney La Roche (9/27/2012 3:53:00 PM)


    I enjoy how you put a positive spin on the end. All things are made of both darkness and light. It's only when we find balance that we find fulfilment. Beautiful read. (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath Das (8/30/2012 8:57:00 PM)


    We know there was the fairy, Hope in Pandora's box too. Otherwise, the pain of grief, despondency might bring more sorrow in our life.So, beautiful poem! .The usage of imagery is superb. (Report) Reply

  • Mark Dillon (8/29/2012 10:18:00 PM)


    we all have our darker side, i guess thats what the duality of man is about, great poem. (Report) Reply

  • (8/29/2012 9:15:00 PM)


    A ray of sunshine bathes everything
    Under the shade of hope, a new happy self is born again.
    The life is all about the hope and determination..very effective poem..
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 28, 2012



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