The Guests

August 18, 2011
By dia.dreamer GOLD, Kochi, Other
dia.dreamer GOLD, Kochi, Other
10 articles 0 photos 145 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I saw an angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." - Michelangelo
"I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart: I am, I am, I am." - Sylvia Plath


A patient knock on the door;
Is it the water spirit again?
I hesitate; I hope she has not brought
her mysterious, cloaked friend along.

Gurgled screams erupt outside;
she has made her presence clear.
Another knock; impatient, this time;
she is persuading me to open the door.

I have no choice but to obey—
Alas, she has brought company!
He marches in and turning his back to me,
he throws back his hood.

He turns my home into an abattoir,
once again he is creating havoc—
he takes my bread and butter again,
but what can a helpless fool like I do?

He gives no second chances;
he is taking my family this time
and now he slowly turns to me,
cursing me with his merciless stare.

With an approving nod from his consort,
he pulls out that sack of his,
but this time he forces me into it,
shielding me from the havoc outside.

I can hear her muffled laughter;
she has betrayed us once again.
But it is the universal truth
that no ruler is forever honest.

Slowly, my emotions flicker and die,
for the sack is vague and suffocating.
How sly he is; he has made no air holes!
But I soon doze off to his sweet lullaby.


The author's comments:
I was thinking about Tsunamis and how water is just like a royal ruler - never always honest, and how sometimes the good and bad go hand in hand as a couple - and sometimes, you enemies turn out to help you on your deathbed.

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on Oct. 6 2011 at 3:07 pm
ChocoMint SILVER, Bloomington, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
"Love is like swallowing hot chocolate before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time." - Anonymous

"Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear." - Anonymous

Great personification!  <><

on Sep. 3 2011 at 2:58 pm
Frankbunny SILVER, London, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Politicians tell lies to cover up the truth. Artists tell lies to reveal the truth.

Graet poem

on Aug. 30 2011 at 7:40 am
dia.dreamer GOLD, Kochi, Other
10 articles 0 photos 145 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I saw an angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." - Michelangelo
"I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart: I am, I am, I am." - Sylvia Plath

yeah, I sort of am the sort that gets inspired and cooks up poems in silence :)

on Aug. 29 2011 at 5:31 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

You poems, Dia, come forth as honest, truly, truly honest. 

I can imagine you as a person who often tips her head to the side as her cogs whirl away furiously inside. 


Rajashree said...
on Aug. 29 2011 at 3:41 am
How true and touching... It does bring in the harsh reality of death and the feeling of the victim as he sees the death approach ... Good job Divya.


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