Thought chat

Words flowed off the table
rolled into open books
meeting some old pals who lived
among the dusty pages and in undiscovered nooks
They patted each other’s aching backs
keeping the used hearts aside for a while
Some secrets softly tunneled into yielding ears
while grim realities turned up their noses into smirks
yet laughter emerged unscathed
from under all the strewn rubble
melting stressed bundles into feathery smiles
A love coffee drunk, two smiley cookies shared
then all felt happier, even the cups rejoiced
Fresh and dusted, all stress busted
The words rolled into staid images once more
to be hung on walls or stored in books
or kept as showpieces or used as hooks
Back they went to their fixed slots
Time stood beckoning as the hour came to a close
there you see them with not a leaf out of place
Standing in shelves ready to be unread
©Reena Prasad

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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

10 thoughts on “Thought chat

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    “Thought chat” ,ending as it does with the line ,”waiting to be unread ” delivers a poem of such vibrant insight and authorial wit to the reader as to be almost perfunctorily acknowledged as being exceptional; yet it is that final line that elevates the whole poem above the merely exceptional !

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  2. sangeeta suneja

    A poet reaches the pain of the unread book, That is what makes one a poet, sensitive yet clearly communicated in a great poetic style. well done Reena!

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  3. Louis Kasatkin

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for June 2013 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . *** Poem of the Month..The infinite mirrors of Ocean – Iulia Gherghei…***…In the category of Highly Commended ( tabulated in alphabetical order)… **..Akhmatova – Ampat Koshy..**…**..(The)Charred Page – Sana Rose..**…**..Fever – Mary Annie..**…**..Field Walking – Elizabeth Hexberg..**…**..I’m Walking Mammy – Sharon Elizabeth Walker..**…**..Inimitable moments – Gopal Lahiri..**…**..(The)Modern Mourning – Nalini Srivastava..**…**..(The)Morning – Sangeeta Suneja..**…**..(The)Music of soul – Diwakar Pokhriyal..**…**..Swing – Rahul Aithal..**…**..Thought Chat – Reena Prasad..**…**..You – Jobale Wihnope..**…….* The ICOP Poetry Critic (Bi-Monthly) for May/June 2013 is.. Nalini Srivastava.

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