Poems Archive for Contemplative:

Photographer

time erodes
mercilessly
as I hastily
conjure
images
of beloveds
who’d
showered
pure love
untainted
by selfish
interests

~

albums
no longer
fetch
their much
loved faces
chemical inks
having faded
water
having
scarred
beyond
recognition

~

these days
mind lovingly
photographs
their adored faces
feature by feature
capturing that special
gleam in eyes
smiles on lips
warming no end
during these wintry
hours of hoary
December mornings

~

image

DNA

How can I begin anything new with all of yesterday in me ?
– Cohen- ” Beautiful Losers”.
~
embellishing
my todays
building
upon
yesterdays
i unroll
life’s
coils
~
fate
tends
to foil
in parries
and thrusts
I’ve mastered
fencing feints
with mind
~
mind
is a magical
kingdom
unto itself
own
drummer
Pied Piper
and Alice
~
still very much
owning myself
I drop and lose
life in senior
moments
while valiantly
warding off fogs
of mind
~
faith
keeps me
centered and
firmly tethered
to my true love
while destiny
plays fast and
loose
~
ever game
to pick up
thrown gauntlets
I meet fate head-on
at times mauled
and bloodied…but
never ever backing
down
~
it
is
simply
not
in
my
full flowing
DNA
~

mind’s sieve

time drops
moments
through mind’s
sieve
~
retrievals
are hard acts
to follow by worn
limbs
~
limber mind
weaves fresh
moments
for cheer
~
thus we pass
time playing
cat and mouse
with time
~
time
will tell
they say, ears
eagerly wait
~
patience
is, was never
my strong suit, I
reach for jokers
~
cooling heels
doesn’t abate
worry’s flush
I go for broke
~pablo-picasso-dora-maar-83723

coming to terms

coming to terms
was arrived at
after much heart
burning
soul search
was not in picture
stress was mostly
karmic
now standing
at crossroads
of sixes sevens
I lack math skills
guessing
is usually
fifty-fifty
hit miss
I hold
breath now
wait for pennies
to Cha Ching
~

scar tissue

Among
strangers
Eyes
seek
Your
Likenesses
Perhaps
A
deja vu
Jolting
For
Caved-in
apathy
To
Leave
~
A
Broken
Heart
may
supposedly
mend
Over
time
Externally
scarred
tissue
Internally
Continues
Throbbing
eternally
~

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