No solace

Thorny thoughts snag my thrumming mind

their projections piercing precarious, palsy-ridden peace

interrupting the sluggish chugging of life at will

muddying the already muddied lees.

Their insidious invasion with incessant cries

peoples my brain with fears known and unknown

the eerie silence that shrouds my surroundings

shatters into shards on which I lay my emotions.

I try to unfurl the mixed metaphors of life

instead my truths lie unlaced and unraveled

their ugly nakedness pushing me into the arms of wanton darkness

but, I realise, the dark environs have hidden agendas.

I fear every new morning that reveals unfamiliar demons

an uneven fight ensues every day

beaten and broken I sit hugging my knees

“This too shall pass” provides no solace.

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61 thoughts on “No solace

  1. Deep, raw, dark, light, and beautiful, Punam. You are magic with words and at creating wondrous visuals that display the wide range of human emotions, including suffering and salvation. Lovely, my dear friend. πŸ™β€οΈ

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  2. I fear every new morning that reveals unfamiliar demons

    an uneven fight ensues every day

    beaten and broken I sit hugging my knees

    β€œThis too shall pass” provides no solace.
    πŸ€—πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•…..

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  3. β€œThis too shall pass” provides no solace. – this line is so haunting but beautiful and yes, your mastery of the use of words is evident here Punam… i love this

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  4. A beautiful piece and one that sticks with me for I too have experienced those days of no solace; sometimes over things as small as they are big. No Solace is a poem of human emotion; darkly touching and strengthening.

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