Friday, 29 June 2012

Inexact, diffuse and deep


Because all my losses weren’t exact
I didn’t think to mourn, or weep
they couldn’t be summed in one neat fact



Days keep them private, and time is backed
thrust into work but can only creep
because all my losses weren’t exact



Friends handle my house with muted tact
and tiptoe around where memories sleep
they couldn’t be summed in one neat fact



The smoke from sorrow isn’t easily tracked
but it’s wrong that diffuse can’t be deep
because all my losses weren’t exact



Nothing at all has shattered on impact;
for they don’t crash, just that they seep
they couldn’t be summed in one neat fact



There’s little left with which to transact
life with its sale of laughter and grief
Because all my losses weren’t exact
they couldn’t be summed in one neat fact.

8 comments:

  1. Ah What to interpret the loss was... really sad every line touched me, I kept begging deep inside that I should know the what the loss is but I couldnt figure it out

    very touching!

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    1. Thank you, Ramya! That's exactly what it's meant to do - keep you guessing :) ...all of us have losses (and also gains) that happen and remain beyond our ken. Thanks for your feedback. See you back soon!

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  2. A nice poetic weave :) How can one measure the loss in this maze of words!

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    1. Thank you, Rahul Bhatia. Good to have your inputs. Can losses be measured at all, with or without words? :)

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  3. Losses take away a part of our soul and leave us gasping for breath, some losses can be seen but the real ones lie hidden deep within.Lovely post once again, Nilanjana.

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    1. Sometimes, the way a loss diminishes us becomes clear only after a great length of time. Agree that the real losses are rarely apparent. Thank you for reading and your comments.

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  4. Losses are NEVER forgotten. They are inherent of our sadness that we want to hide. We thrive in a world where sad emotions are meant to be suppressed where happiness is our lifelong quest.....

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    1. That is very true...but suppressing sadness does not automatically lead to happiness. Thank you for your opinions and for reading.

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