Tuesday, 27 December 2011

locked in the closet

I pondered over the decree
for the angel to bring gold tidings
shepherds watched over that silence
I endured it in joyless peace
my heart was like a manger
I was afraid to let it go
but in my haste
I locked it in the closet
what of it, one might ask?
festive days,
do those help in renewal?
I say, no way.
those come and go


"I am left with vacuum of thoughts"

17 comments:

  1. I think I hear you! Very nice.

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  2. There is so much to read in this about the commercialism of the season and of your spurning that message and celebrating the truth all the year round. Quite brilliant almost subversive!

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  3. I am left with vacuum thoughts....LOVE that line!

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  4. true that...it can be just that...this season...

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  5. Nice play with the carol images of Christmas

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  6. Excellent exploration, Gautami. I love the last line...and the image of closet. Strong work.

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  7. sharply stated commentary on the holiday season. nicely done.

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  8. There is so much emptiness left over unless we try to tap into what's behind the celebration. For each of us, no doubt, that may be something different. Nice reflection, Guatami.

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  9. Well, this wasn't really about the festive season but if the reader interprets it that way, who am I to complain?

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  10. I could relate to this a lot... and I know the feeling..

    thanks for sharing... Happy New Year My friend. May the year bring you Happiness, Peace, love and prosperity.

    Shashi
    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com/2011/12/whisper-no-one-is-there-in-living-haiku.html
    At Twitter @VerseEveryDay

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  11. "I endured it in joyless peace
    my heart was like a manger"... so sad. A very heartfelt piece.

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  12. Beautiful writing as always, Gautami.

    Pamela

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  13. oh yes, I understand... completely..

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  14. I would enjoy reading your process notes on this piece, gautami. It was an interesting use of the wordle and led to much interpretation among your readers. Well written.

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