Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Vacant Eyes

Vacant eyes staring at me,
Trying hard to position me,
In a desolate vista, 
Of forgotten faces 
And faded memories.

No expression or recognition,
A difficult battle 
Has but been lost.
What harrowing pain, 
 Must accompany that loss.

The twinkle and shine
Have turned to rime,
Only vacant eyes,
Staring at me,
Staring at me.

27 comments:

  1. this one is so sad Induji

    stirred something within and brought a lump in my throat ---very vividly expressed and moving

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    1. It is a terrible experience,no one should have to face it.

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  2. Ooh, Indu! That one gave me goosebumps. It is so poignant and eerie at the same time. Hugs.

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    1. Zephyr the agony of this experience is unimaginable,but we survive--how hardy or hard we are.
      Love you

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  3. beautiful post! loved reading it :)

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  4. There is hardly anything that I comment on poetry,but,it did touch me

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    1. Yes,this issue is very distressing.

      Btw everytime i open your blog it says the Law post does not exist.

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    2. Yes,I am serious problem with setting of my blog.I hope to,sort it out soon

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  5. I've faced this. An elder who was so close to me when I was very young, almost lost his memories before the left forever. The eyes which showered me with love and affection were replaced by emptiness and I saw loneliness inside!

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    1. It is difficult to imagine what must go on in their minds--loneliness-definitely and a lot more.

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  6. Something very sad. Hope all is well with you!
    Wish you a very happy new year!

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    1. Yes Indrani all is well,your concern touches me.It was just sad memories creeping up.
      A very happy New Year to you too!

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  7. Oh so achingly poignant!
    I wish all doctors were poets at heart!

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    1. You are overwhelming in praise Amit ji--you know how feelings tumble out in words.

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  8. Very sad.. but something inevitable for many... :|

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  9. This reminds me of my granny and now i tell my mom to take care of her eyes. Poignant...

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    1. Saru nice to see you here.Old age creates a lot of havoc.I am sure your mom will be fine,there is you to take care of her.

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