Indifferent , am I ?

It puzzles me
How I shunted myself so long
And could not shelter myself..

So many accusations hurled at me,
Penalties thrust upon me
From the untimely pruning of
My mercurial temperaments….
My glory being thwarted
Heaped as a rumpled shit…
Warily I realize
I am caught
In a parody of grief and anguish…

Oh! Why wouldn’t I pursue short cuts…
And be extra cautious to calculate
That the remedies would turn to dangers…
An indifferent mood of defiance
Would suffice
To stand the storms
To force the shadows
Let out my delights…

Am I punctuating flippancy?
Am I pondering over cowlicks…
Ushering in the trouble shot gimmicks?
Do my senses mute…
On hearing the melancholy cries
Meted out of stained humanity?

It puzzles me…
And I am perplexed
How would I let my soul free,
If tempted for a spiritual suicide?

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About GEETHA RAVINDRAN

Born on first Nov 1959 in Mumbai, INDIA. Had the schooling at Mumbai & graduated in Physics from Calicut University in Kerala. Married to M Ravindran. We have 2 boys , the elder is Lt. Commdr in Indian Navy & the younger boy is doing his MS ( Aero space) at IIT Chennai,India. I am working as a MATH Teacher at Kendriya Vidyalaya since 1980. I write poems in Malayalam, English & Hindi. Published a malayalam Poem collection "JWALA" in 2009. Many of my poems have been published in journals.

6 thoughts on “Indifferent , am I ?

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    The poem offers the casual reader an intimate and thorough spiritual self-analysis and existential exposition.The piece exudes a diffident candour that often reminded me of the soliloquys of a much more venerated author and erstwhile poet.

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    1. GEETHA RAVINDRAN

      Perhaps poetry is a good enough soul-splicing tool…? Certainly, Sana Rose.

      Poetry is actually the reflection of one’s own self, as I would like to put it ,that’s the soul itself enacts.

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  2. Louis Kasatkin

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for August 2013 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . **** Poem of the Month..****..is.. **Tapestry,silhouettes and ink – Iulia Gherghei **…In the Category of Highly Commended,(tabulated alphabetically)…**How many men? – Mary Annie **….**Indifferent,am I? – Geetha Ravindran **….**Living inside – Gopal Lahiri **….**Logorithm of a tree -Marieta Maglas **….**Louis Kasatkin 2 -Ampat Koshy **….**My Sister – Jan Phillips **….**Poignant – Ramesh Anand **….**(The)Puppet 3 – Sana Rose **….**This Independence Day – Nalini Srivastava **….**Trust – Srishti Sharma **….**Verses for you – Fathima Manal **….**When Twin Flames Meet – Elizabeth Castillo **…. ***The ICOP Poetry Critic (Bi-Monthly) for July/August is Gopal Lahiri…***

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