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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Defeating the tears



Tears clouding her vision
A lump in her throat
Refusing to go down;
The sting of a hundred needles
Piercing her heart,
A thorny rose crushed
In her delicate palm...

The helplessness of deception
The remorse of a wrong decision
The serpentine thoughts threatening
To strangulate her at once...

When she finally decided to stop
The self-torture and self-pity;
Wiping her tears fiercely,
She tried to smile
Recollecting fond childhood memories
Night outs with her best friends
And there she was...

Laughing her heart out
Defeating the tears;
Surrendering to pain is never an option
She had grown up
Singing in the chaos
And dancing with a broken foot.

-Purba Chakraborty
(22.06.2016)



30 comments:

  1. "Singing in the chaos"..ah, the soul of the poem...such power...beautifully written Purba...

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  2. She had grown up
    Singing in the chaos
    And dancing with a broken foot.

    Sigh.. such a beautifully emotive write, Purba.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  3. Purba, it is always so nice to see you linking here......I adore this poem, and the resilience relayed in this poem. I especially love "for she had grown up singing in the chaos and dancing with a broken foot." That is true resilience.

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  4. Mind blowing and words expressing life in all its forms, the defeat and adversity that makes her stand strong:)

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  5. Those last two lines are a brilliant end to this poem - true resilience is indeed about beginning again. Not at all easy but there is hope if we can sing in the chaos and dance with a broken foot

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  6. Beautifully penned, Purba! It is like an autosuggestion to push and egg oneself on to not give up but carry on---inspiring poem! Love it.

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  7. WOW! Recognizing that when we do the one we can do the other is a spiritual victory, and it's not as easy as it sounds in this marvelous poem. Not as easy, but surely possible. Your images rock!

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  8. This was phenomenal - "Singing in the chaos
    And dancing with a broken foot."

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  9. That's the best lesson of all..to learn to dance on a broken foot. Nicely done!

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  10. How beautifully this poem is to demonstrate the importance of persistence and never giving up.

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  11. WOW! this is powerful Purba

    much love...

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  12. Great ending...excellent poem !

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  13. Oh my, a "broken foot," that has to be hard! So many things seem to want to defeat us....keep on singing!

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  14. I really like what you did with the prompt, Purba. I like especially the idea of 'dancing with a broken foot.' It says so much (and so well) about the meaning of resilience!

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  15. This is so well composed. I truly love poems which bring out the emotions yours is just that

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  16. This was epic... i was floating with each word in emotions... too good.

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  17. This is an exquisite... Beautiful creation indeed... liked it...

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  18. Loved the positivity in the poem!

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  19. Very inspirational poem. You always bring the happy ending to the poems Purba, which is impressive. Magical lines, loved it :) Thank you for sharing.

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  20. That's a beautiful message. And beautifully presented too, Purba.
    Have a 'happy' weekend. :)

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  21. That's a brilliant poem. Written beautifully, subject is great and inspirational.

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  22. What a powerful message dear. It's beautifully composed. Loved reading it thoroughly! <3

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  23. may force be with your heroine! She anyway has the upbeat attitude! :D

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  24. Beautiful words. Reminded me of a close friend. Kudos to you for penning something so touching :)

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  25. Good one!- In difficult times, one has to look for good feeling moments and bounce back...

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