How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Archives
 Open Poetry #22 Archive
 breathing borrowed airs - continuation c
 1 2 3 4 5 6
Follow us on Facebook

 This is an Archive. You may post a reply, but new topics are not allowed.

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

breathing borrowed airs - continuation continues

 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
Sudhir Iyer
Member Rara Avis
since 04-26-2000
Posts 7206
Mumbai, India : now in Belgium


0 posted 10-03-2002 10:11 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

          ---iii---

silence is my punishment
my ode to this world
as my grim face stares
back like a reflection
greying like grief
and shedding skin
like winter leaves
falling, being felled
by natureís wild desire

each dawn brings me
the challenges of
satisfying needs
like hunger and shelter
and each chirping bird
births a desire
to be free and unchained
to be light and moving
swift like the spring river
uncurling and adventurous

but each passing hour
births a realization
that I am still
breathing borrowed airs
with outstretched palms
begging for a smile
and my grim skin
is tattooed with tragedy

yes, the lines of fate are deep
and are written on my face
as I force myself to smile
at a little girl as she offers
her pity and a penny:
knowing little that
a true smile is
something pennies canít buy


but she will learn
like we all learn
one way or another
for good or for worse

my memory grips me
with thoughts of then
a time when I was young
and played with frolic,
challenging fate
time and time again
and yet again

yes, it is time
for me to turn over
let sleeping dogs lie
for the good times are gone:
they disappeared long ago
and then came the soldiers
and then went the arm
and so went my chance
of a decent earned meal

and now I stand
(like a tombstone
rooted to its spot)
here on the street--
with wandering thoughts
passing by the stone-hedge
that has formed in my head --
breathing borrowed airs
with outstretched palms
begging for a smile



part ii is here: http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum72/HTML/002925.html

part i is here: http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum72/HTML/002814.html
© Copyright 2002 Sudhir Iyer - All Rights Reserved
nakdthoughts
Member Laureate
since 10-29-2000
Posts 19275
Between the Lines


1 posted 10-03-2002 10:47 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

a true smile is
something pennies canít buy
I could picture it all,
and having not read
the parts one or two...I must do so now.

very touching words, Sudhir

Maureen
Mistletoe Angel
Deputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 5 Tours
Member Empyrean
since 12-17-2000
Posts 34089
City of Roses


2 posted 10-03-2002 11:00 AM       View Profile for Mistletoe Angel   Email Mistletoe Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Mistletoe Angel's Home Page   View IP for Mistletoe Angel



(big hugggsssss) Oh Sudhir, I believe that life is all about multiple reincarnations, peeling like a snake layers of times away until we uncover the true gist in our hearts, where we find peace in our own hearts! (sigh) This is powerful, sweet friend, I love it, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Sudhir, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira

Seymour Tabin
Member Empyrean
since 07-07-99
Posts 32119
Tamarac Fla


3 posted 10-03-2002 11:47 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Sudhir,
Of a jar broken on the floor which piece shall I mourn for? Enjoyed your write.
Martie
Moderator
Member Empyrean
since 09-21-1999
Posts 28608
California


4 posted 10-03-2002 01:48 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Sudhir

You are looking into the dark to find the light....it hurts to read and must have hurt to write.  Just keep breathing!  

Wishing you well, my friend.
Sudhir Iyer
Member Rara Avis
since 04-26-2000
Posts 7206
Mumbai, India : now in Belgium


5 posted 10-30-2002 08:43 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Thank you all my very dear friends....

regards,
sudhir
Artic Wind
Member Rara Avis
since 09-16-2007
Posts 8075
Realm of Supernatural


6 posted 11-11-2007 01:14 PM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

enjoyed

ARCTIC WIND
 
 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Archives >> Open Poetry #22 >> breathing borrowed airs - continuation c Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors