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Grieving

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English Poetry

Something died last night
I can still smell it
An overwhelming stench of the carcass
The devils dancing on it,revelling on it
The vultures feasting on it
I watch….a mere,mute spectator
With tears forgotten to dry
Grieving for the loss
The beauty that was

Can words also cause death?
Like a sword,digging into the flesh
Slowly and surely.
Blood spurting out
Drenching us
Decapitating the neck
There !
A headless relationship

21 Comments

  1. Gion Gion says:

    Speechless for now

  2. Gion Gion says:

    Renu,
    an outstanding piece. The imagery is so strong, brutal.
    One feels that one has turned from one butchery in the first to another in the second.
    ” A headless relationship ” there seems a reason for this image rather than the cutting out of a heart. Something more substantial….
    Gion

  3. krishna says:

    Words like arrows once spoken can hurt and yes it can never be brought back. It can wound and pierce your heart and ironically it’s again the words which when spoken in the manner it’s supposed to be can soothe and heal like a balm smeared by hands that care.

    There’s poison in the words,
    there’s anger in the words.
    And because anger sometimes
    some people drink poison….

    There’s a lot of unspoken hurt and hatred in your composition and at the same time a wise understanding of the derived wisdom from it…
    Loved it….

  4. Vishvnand says:

    Expert artistic creation
    Impacting intense narration,
    Brilliant gruesome description,
    commendable poem about abomination.

  5. Vikash says:

    Amazing as always. 🙂

  6. prachi says:

    awesome..loved it.

  7. rajdeep says:

    beautiful

  8. Ray says:

    Forceful intelligent and brilliant, superb write Renu

  9. medhini says:

    Nice narration capable of bringing out
    intense feelings,Renu.

  10. Raj says:

    A beautiful write up, Renu.

  11. Aashish ameya says:

    nice poem, like the end a lot.

  12. Priyal says:

    Beautiful..

  13. purabi says:

    sharp,penetrative and yes left me short of breath…
    beautiful as ever…your style reigns!!!

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