Friday, March 19, 2010

55-The Beggar



A shot in the heart
Bereft
Of life
Footsteps on the snow
Wind wafts
And they slowly fade

Empty of feeling
Dreaming of being
A distorted soul
Untouched by joy
Longing to sleep
And to drift away

Screams
Masked by silence
Disconnected
A rootless tree
Craves belonging
And just
Drowns in darkness
Begging for light

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21 comments:

Felicitas said...

Wow! I had to read this over twice because there's so much to it. I initially thought it was about a physical murder, but now I'm thinking your poem speaks more to what it feels like to want death after being rejected by life.

A very powerful 55!

Hootin' Anni said...

I like the lines "screams masked by silence". I think we've all experienced that at least once in our lifetimes.

Here's mine Take Pleasure - 101

Have a super terrific weekend.

Kay said...

powerful indeed! the soul is a lonely hunter... come to think of it 'the soul is a lonely hunter' is a great book (sorry, attention span).. great 55

The Muse said...

leaves me feeling very blessed...that i am rooted,,,

and the light shines upon me, with a full and vibrant heart.

today i shall view those in need with your work ever present.

Magpie said...

This was definitely powerful.
"A rootless tree
Craves belonging"
Beautiful.

Peter Stone said...

The depth of this piece is outstanding, I had to read it twice. At first I thought it was murder, but with the second read, I believe it is speaking of a broken heart, and the ensuing wasteland of disconnected emotions and sorrow.

Margie said...

You write so well!
Very good 55.

Margie :)

Buzzard said...

A well written 55. All is bleak but one should never give up hope. There will be light.

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SandyCarlson said...

Untouched by joy/Longing to sleep.

That was my Wednesday.

This is a powerful piece. Well done. Thanks.

Ji said...

young but creative you,
beautiful 55.

Ji said...

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/03/19/55-how-do-you-relax-during-weekends/

mine is here.
thank you for the feedback!

Oddyoddyo13 said...

Maha, that was amazing. I especially loved the beginning of the second verse.

Tamarind~ said...

Whoa.. so profound.. each line!

Akelamalu said...

Creative 55 - well played!

Brian Miller said...

i could read this one over and over...so much there...i scream sometimes...a bit late making the 55 rounds...hope you have a great weekend!

Lisa said...

Thank you for your kind words and being a follower. :) hope to read more of your writing

PattiKen said...

There is so much emotion in this! Powerful indeed.

My 55 is up here.

stairway to heaven said...

I love your style too Maha..it is different and takes your reader places,i enjoyed reading your work as much..keep it up,you are so talented my dear..:)

KB said...

Sorry I'm so late. This is a beautiful 55. I enjoyed the imagery very much.

Maha said...

Don't worry! thanks for stopping by.

Nishant said...

I'm thinking your poem speaks more to what it feels like to want death after being rejected by life.
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