Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Again

Within us, everything was doomed to eternal silence; stilling the sound of blood if it ran in our veins and hushing those desperate screams of life as it ruthlessly strangled it. We lost hope, and with hope, we lost everything.
You whispered to me that pain has infinity to it, ephemeral as the glistening of masks. But I could hold happiness not a moment longer than I could hold the rain. Again I found myself thinking of you. And again I found myself wondering. I never touched you, so couldn't you be a hallucination? But I remembered you were as untouchable as my own soul, yet I couldn't deny its existence. 
You said I was a drop in the ocean, but I was an ocean in a drop. 
You chose to jump to the world of two dimensions and I couldn't stop you. 
Behind the walls of a painting, my love resides

15 comments:

Brian Miller said...

in that he has found eternal life to watch over you, yet never truly be together...how sad...

Kay said...

...how real... deep and as always, beautiful...

a drop in the ocean... sigh

everyone must find their own path, regardless

Oddyoddyo13 said...

How easily we sometimes underestimate simple things....great work Maha.


(We're all fans of the multiple dots, can't you tell? LoL)

Bernie said...

Brilliant.....I was so caught up in your words........:-) Hugs

sheri... said...

...this is so beautiful and so sad...'and never the twain shall meet'. that quote comes from jack sprat but it holds a lot of truth to it. i hope i didn't embarrass myself to admitting the extent of my poetry reading are the precious people i follow on blogger and then, nursery rhymes!

Magpie said...

Some very beautiful lines here, Maha. "But I could hold happiness not a moment longer than I could hold the rain." Lovely and so true.
"...but I was an ocean in a drop."
Wonderful.

bard said...

Fabulous writing!

Desert Rose said...

I FELT THAT Maha..you just touched a wire AMAZINGLY i would say..:)

an ocean in a drop..that sentence TOOK ME!

Tabitha Bird said...

Wow. Beautiful words. Sad and haunting, yet magic all the same :)

JenniAsh said...

'You said I was a drop in the ocean, but I was an ocean in a drop.'

Wow.
This is so vibrant and fearless.

Sam Liu said...

Maha...your words always have a deep effect on me, but these in particular I found to be of the profoundest poignancy. Within your elegantly eloquent prose, you weave such a deep and meaningful philosophy - one which strikes at the very heart. Your metaphors are always sublime, and this is no exception.

Wine and Words said...

This met my soul today....that one that I cannot deny, that is untouched. Yet you touched it.

ForLoveAndEvil said...

Wow Maha, this is wonderfully powerful. You portray such intense emotion in your work and it just adds that little bit extra to it. I loved it very much so...

Eva said...

"But I remembered you were as untouchable as my own soul, yet I couldn't deny its existence."

This whole thing was incredible, but that line really captured something I can relate to right now. You are very talented.

Owning the Words said...

When I read this I am reminded of the beautiful painting of Hesperus by Sir Joseph Noel Paton. Your words definitely paint such an image.