Tripping on the circumstances beyond my control

I fell face first in the inviting, balmy waters of the Acheron

I wanted to wallow in its wretched whorls

allowing despair to drown me to the depths

and let misery gore my heart bit by bit

the warmth of woes washed over my visage

melancholy warbled soothingly

the keening waters building a tumuli over my willing flesh

but the bare bleached bones of sadness rattled me so much

I surfaced, extricating myself from its fierce embrace.

The urge to erase all painful memories

took me to the banks of the serene Lethe

flowing so quietly and invitingly

I experimentally dipped my toe gingerly

feeling all troubles seep away

limb by limb, lighter I felt

as lethargy pinned me down lovingly

the flotsam of pain was jettisoned away

threads of my thoughts unspooled in slow motion

and my jumbled ideas floated by

oh, the luxury of oblivion enveloped me tenderly

it could have been my forever home

but the curiosity of what next refused to fade away

pushing me ashore to bid unwilling adieu to cowardice!

I re-enter the world of reality

which bears the curse of the Phlegethon and the Cocytus

no longer death is a passport to the Hades

we are the inhabitants of the living hell

human life is not even worthy of statistics now

we die like flies for the sport of the powerful few

and yet, a handful, continue to chronicle the truth!

Hi everyone! I hope you all are well. I had a wonderful break. Will catch up with your posts soon.

59 thoughts on “Re-emergence

  1. Thank the Goddess you appeared, I’ve been thinking of you and your wonderful poetry that ALWAYS reaches and resonates with me. I am so HAPPY to read you again.
    This was truly, like a dream. It is a mirror image of everything that’s been on my mind, in my heart lately..and you spoke of things that just rang like a bell inside. Not sure I’m making sense ! I’m a little in awe of this one 😍
    Missed you, very very much.
    All the love and all the warm cuddles sweetheart πŸ₯°

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    1. Aww Fiery! Your words so warm my heart! I too missed you and am so delighted to see you here. It feels so wonderful to know that this resonated. I picked up a pen after almost a month and was not sure how it would turn out. Your validation means so much!!❀️
      Thanks a lot, dearest. Cuddles and kisses to you. πŸ₯°πŸ€—

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      1. You picked up that pen and it remembered to remind you how magical your writing is.
        All the love ❀️❀️❀️

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  2. So glad to see you emerge from your hiatus Punam. The title perfect to announce that. Could feel a plethora of emotions playing in your words. But, so happy to have you back dear. Sending lots of love ❀️

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    1. Radhika, thank you so much! Yes, after the break I wanted to say so much…but one cannot voice all emotions! Missed you all! Good to be back, lots of love to you too, my dear. ❀️


      1. It’s been busy. He started kindergarten, which is good. I started physical therapy but everything’s pretty slow. I don’t get as many therapies as I need, which is why there’s no significant improvement.
        I just finished editing the book, so I’ll start sending it out. So, that’s good news in the avalanche of bed ones.

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  3. WOW WOW WOW…times a million! A tour de force, Punam…and am I ever glad to see you again!!! Your poem echoes a lot of what I’ve been going through…struggling to surface and choose courage, faith. MUCH LOVE ❀

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    1. Aww! My dear L, it fills my heart with great pleasure to see your “wows” ! Am so glad to be back and looking forward to reading you. Well, my poem echoes because we are soul sisters!πŸ€—β€οΈ


    1. Thank you so much, my dearest Christine! I was reading your latest post awhile ago…what a lovely coincidence! Happy to be back and happy to be reading my favourites! ❀️πŸ₯°


  4. Hey,
    Happy to see you back. πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€
    You rightly mentioned:
    “no longer death is a passport to the Hades
    we are the inhabitants of the living hell”
    Amazing writing as always. Love it.

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