Breezing thoughts

Under a backpack of qualms
my smile bends double
Is it an abandoned fort that I let myself into
searching for some arrows to refill my quiver
or is love echoing somewhere near
displacing the vacuum of a bleak passage?
I do not know how
but if I could burst these thought bubbles
that float with ease just above reach
they would perhaps drip down
as cool rain on my lips
My past can feed on its iniquities
or crawl into its open grave
I lived there once but no longer do I give
piggy rides to wrung out memories
I cannot paint my masterpiece
till I tear my hands free
and erase the smudges of regrets
that emboss leafless shadows on my tree
though I do long to breathe in
the sweetest breeze of new life
much like the petal-lashes of a drooping garden
waiting to flutter in a zephyr of its own spring.
-Reena

 

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About Reena Prasad

Reena Prasad is a poet from India, now based in Sharjah. She has several poems published in English anthology collections (Change, Indus Valley, Love in Verses, Musings—a Mosaic, eight anthologies by Barry Mowles and Friends and 10 of Brian Wrixon’s anthologies, also in online jounals: Carty’s Poetry Journal, Indian Ruminations, Indian Review and in online magazines such as Youth Ki Awaaz and Thanal Online. . Her poems have found place among the winning entries in contests by Writer's Cafe, Ekphrasis India and Poets Corner. She is a contributor to many international journals like The Copperfield Review, First Literary Review-East, Angle Journal etc

6 thoughts on “Breezing thoughts

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for April 2013 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . ** Poem of the Month ** :As Your Beauty Unfolded – Jan Christian Sorensen…..** Highly Commended ** (Tabulated in alphabetical order)..*Black Forest – Madhumita Ghosh…..*Breezing Thoughts – Reena Prasad…..*Dear Enemy – Maqsood Qureshi…..*Delusion – Sangeeta Sharma…..*Dreamtime – Sunil Sharma…..*First Rain in Vienna – Sarita Jenamani…..*Life Under The Moon – Ramesh Anand…..*Nothing Remains To Be Done – Sangeeta Suneja…..*Restless Mind – Jan Phillips…..*(The)Swallow’s Tale – Mary Annie…..*Time Device – Gopal Lahiri…..*You Were a Moment – Fathima Manal…..

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