Away From All

ever felt the need
to be alone –
really alone?

away from the
din and bustle of
mundane daily life?

away from the empty smirks
and vague talk of
hazy acquaintances?

away from the need
to smile and say things
you don’t really mean?

away from uncomfortable socialising with
fake hugs and kisses in the air?

away from pretentious
respect to the undeserved?

away from pandering to your
near and not so near?

away from holding aloft fragile egos
made of dry sand?

away from the wonton rituals
of religion?

away from asking favours
of unhearing gods?

away from the need to
hide your tears
behind masks of
unfeeling smiles?

away from the ones you love
and those you don’t?

away from asking favours
of unhearing gods?

away from the need to
hide your tears
behind masks of
unfeeling smiles?

away from the ones you love
and those you don’t?

away from all familiar
places and faces?

away from your own thoughts?
away from all emotions?
away from memories ?
away from God and the devil?
away from yourself?

I have.

Elizabeth Kuriakose

 

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About Elizabeth Kuriakose

A hectic career as a banker and looking after family kept me busy for ages. Quit my job to look after family. Once the children were old enough to take care of themselves, I discovered my love for writing in late 2014. Words in poetry or prose have been my constant companion thence on.

6 thoughts on “Away From All

  1. Maaya Dev

    A wonderful poetic introspection and retrospection. Felt a ‘deja vu’ when I went through your thoughts and verses. Enjoyed well Elizabeth.

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