Love, is it!

Snatched suddenly from a languid dream

thrown unceremoniously into a living nightmare

raven black darkness engulfs me

its gritty edges leave me bruised and fragmented

the iron chains of helplessness keeping me immobile

predator opinions circle my segmented mind, looking for a weak spot

I can see the skeletons of fantasies lying in diffused despair

trapped within the synapses of time

the eyes forget whether they are open or shut

reality and make- believe teasingly merging

lips twist bitterly maybe to smile or cry

love can often do that.

Corvid-2020 Weekly Challenge #8

51 thoughts on “Love, is it!

  1. Truly poetically profound, and these 2 lines are stunning….
    “I can see the skeletons of fantasies lying in diffused despair
    trapped within the synapses of time”

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  2. Oh Punam, this is breathtaking. I felt the blurring of dreams and nightmares, of awake and asleep. Your imagery is incredible

    β€œI can see the skeletons of fantasies lying in diffused despair
    trapped within the synapses of time”

    Absolutely magnificent. ❀️❀️

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    1. I was speaking to a friend yesterday, Tracy. Confinement can have ugly consequences. I wonder if we will ever be able to quantify the emotional impact of these times!

      Thank you for pointing out your favourite line. πŸ™‚

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      1. I liked the whole poem, Punam, but particularly that line. I don’t think we will be able to quantify the impact. I don’t think we will see the worst of this mental toll for some time. There will be a lot of love lost, and bad relationships will become toxic with the threat of the virus being used to abuse, don’t you think? So little you can do for your friend must be adding to your stress.

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  3. This pandemic has broken so many hearts; this will go down the history of mankind…and yes at the moment we are not sure what lies ahead..except that we just have to keep loving at the moment..

    Beautiful poem Punam..

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