Night

 

Night

Sheets crumbled beneath her!

Eyes darted aimlessly around her!

Fear prowling behind every picture-

Light thrown shadows on the wall.

Dancing away to a daunting rhythm.

Fingers fought in frantic frenzy

A text of distress to her beloved read,

“It’s dark, it’s thundering,

Wind chimes making sounds,

Lights are going on and off,

Fan is spinning fast and slow.”

But,

It remained a call in vain,

Her distress unheeded.

She lay hushed under the thundered sky,

Trussed to her cot,

With shackles of Fear;

Thick, dark, and vile!

A tear rolled gently down her cheek

Consumed post-haste by her pillow-

 Sole solace in her darkest fear!

-DUNDAPPAN

 

10 Comments Add yours

  1. There is a rushing feeling in this poem, like wind barging through leaves – I love it!

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    1. dundappan says:

      Thanks a lot for that comment. Really means a lot

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  2. Seerat says:

    Beautiful poem Antony. Love the theme. Proud of you 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    1. dundappan says:

      Thank you babe. Means a lot to hear that from you.

      Liked by 1 person

    1. dundappan says:

      Thank you so much. I am honored .

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You are a great writer. Keep writing.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. dundappan says:

        thank you this really means a lot

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  3. robert okaji says:

    There’s much to admire about your poetry, Antony. Your words mesh together well – they sound good when read aloud, which is not as easy to pull off as it might seem. But you might consider your use of descriptors, particularly adjectives. Are they necessary? Would removing most of them truly affect the poem? Is there some other way of achieving the same result? You might consider reading some Jane Hirshfield to see how a master handles this dilemma. But good work! Keep writing!

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    1. dundappan says:

      Thanks lot for the word of advice. I will certainly work on that. This feedback means a lot sir. Thank you so very much.

      Like

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