Rohan Rinaldo Felix

Rookie (August 7,1990 / Chennai)

Trappy Maze - Poem by Rohan Rinaldo Felix

The milk steaming in the cup is no sign that one would accept
As pointing to a world of hurt and confusion
Degenerating a young lad's mind and heart
And pushing him, certainly against his will
Into the great abyss.

'It is not hell', some would say, and so would the personal you
Man has eternally doomed himself by the censure of obvious reality.
It pains me to the lowly heights, that such a legacy it is
That I have to accept, and move on.
Before long, I will be gone, but for the wounded psyche
That is a distance too far.

My dear friend, I thought you would understand
I even believed deep within me, that you would be my redemption and salvation.
I know I'm a fool because, even as I speak
I can see you laughing your guts out at me
Totally oblivious of the cosmic order
And God's reality, and man's depravity.

I am a mad person, and I realize it full well
All the sensible and rationalistic people
And even some spiritualistic ones, I know
will always be there for their near and dear ones
But who's there for me? Don't say 'God' or 'your family'.
Please don't discourse me and add to the confusion that is born of disillusion, and to the overwhelming grief!

I don't expect you to love me
I know that it is an unreasonable expectation
All I ask of you is this- 'Please, please cry for me someday, when you think of the life that didn't live'
Else, pass this sullen piece on to your neighbour. Let him,
Weep for me, for I know,
This life is a graveyard abounding in tears waiting to stream down cheeks.


Comments about Trappy Maze by Rohan Rinaldo Felix

There is no comment submitted by members..



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 24, 2011



Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
[Report Error]