dark feelings engulf trepidation clouds senses imprisons present
inner core ruptures scorching lava sizzles out wreaks crimson umbrage
quintessence consumed drowned in infernal abyss extinct emotions
a veneer disguise contrived emotions displayed dubious motives
lonesome soul cringes a foreboding gloom pervades silent cry echoes
Radhika’s writings reflect her thoughts and ruminations on life. While she mostly writes poetry, her blog Radhika’s Reflection is a potpourri of photographs, prose, and musings. She recently published her first book of haiku and poetry titled Eclectic Verses, which is available on Amazon.
Joy feels like exposure to the harshest elements. In showing it you become a pawn in the game of advantage like taken of that is.
Allowing happiness to make an appearance, well, that’s just a sin. “Be humble, accept things with grace,” they said. As they shushed my feelings out of jealousy.
Feeling like a kernel doubling in size, well, that’s just ruinous. “Let’s not have a grandiose, public display,” they said. As they swatted my butt out of anger.
Having intensity acknowledged on the surface, well, that’s just suicide. “Behave yourself!” they said. As they locked me away with a pious vengeance.
Where did it ever get me to give a voice to what bubbles up happy tears and excitement? Hide your feelings, stomp them down reactions was all I ever got. Because no one really wanted to meet the real me.
everything i know about who i am is inside this shell
what my eyes behold in a world belonging to my perspective i feel
what my being is influenced by i breathe
what my body needs for survival i smell
what my nostrils encounter in this life i touch
what my hands need to grasp i hear what sounds out around me i taste what i satiate my body with
this body is a vessel
holding in place
all that is required
inside the barrier
the external of my perspective
a heart beating on its own
food moving through long tubes
enzymes, bugs, and fungus
breaking it all down
the mind focused
on a gazillion things
while i’m focused
on a trillion more
this being i am
only knows about this one life
i reside in an