Sunday, 30 May 2010

do we need any reason to love?

whose DNA was she carrying?
a question she couldn't answer
drugged, gagged, kidnapped
for five years she had been lost to him
out of mind for all those years-
caring for their daughter kept him sane
when he caught up with her
following all leads
in that snowbound villa
he found 22 of them, including her
most of them pregnant
some barely recognisable

how could he leave her,
now that she needed him most-
now that he needed her most
miracles found her again
love would get them through
that would their mantra

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Updated@ 18:55: I should have mentioned it here that this came after I finished reading Snowbound by Blake Crouch, a thriller, to be published in July 2010. A very disturbing book. My verse is review of sorts although I will write a full review soon, on my other blog.

27 comments:

  1. came here via sunday scribblings

    creative one there!

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  2. love would be their mantra... thats beautuful :)

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  3. Powerful and somewhat disturbing poem. Kidnapped, abused, taken. Love still needs to rule or we become nothing better than the crime itself.

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  4. yaa..true a bit disturbing .....
    still waitin 4 full review

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  5. miracles found her again
    love would get them through

    Beautiful Gautami.. love itself is a miracle..and understanding the mutual need irrespective of circumstances and moving forward towards fulfilment of the same.. what else is love.. you are as ever ..Amazing

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  6. I am officially interested in the book! Thank you for sharing that tidbit of review. Gripping.

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  7. Hard hitting, but beautiful use of the prompts.

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  8. Very strong, very creative. You paint a dark picture, only to introduce love as the ultimate saviour, and cause for hope. So very well done!

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  9. I like this. Very interesting, powerfully strong.

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  10. Truly heart wrenching.
    This is a wonderful idea for a source of inspiration for poetry/prose.
    Have a wonderful week.

    b
    http://itcrossedmymindblog.blogspot.com/2010/05/that-is-not-my-mantra-word-clouds.html

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  11. My goodness, this is powerful stuff. Another gem.

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  12. "Love would get them through..."

    Line undercuts trauma and gives hopes. Love has that power.

    Very powerful stuff.

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  13. Powerful and traumatic...love endures all things!

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  14. disturbing but beautiful at the end. Now I am interested in the book - I've added it to my Amazon wishlist :)

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  15. Sounds interesting - and like a true love, maybe. I'll watch for your review!

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  16. i just love your mantra or their mantra of who so ever 's mantra this was

    Makes of a Melodious Mantra

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  17. Love's miracle, a Mantra itself"!

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  18. you make me think Gautami...:)

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  19. wonderful ending:
    miracles found her again
    love would get them through
    that would their mantra

    to a challenging situation~

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  20. Dark poem. I see the ending as hope rather then truth. I have done a Tanka this time, enough with the bees and flowers already. My poem

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  21. Sounds like a great book - I'll have to look it up.

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  22. A different shade of love...
    But love is always beautiful!
    Surely it would get them through.
    Great...can feel the power.

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  23. As disturbing as it is powerful and reassuring.

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  24. Tami, what a powerful and moving poem. You write of true love and the miracle of healing love
    Wonderful.....


    Melanie

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  25. Do we need any reason to love? I like your opening question. I am glad you explained where the poem came from for it is disturbing and very cultish. But the question remains and I believe the answer is no, we don't need a reason to love, we just NEED to love!

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