Sailing Through Void

Confronted with an eerie void,
Bliss of the life stood destroyed,
Stuck in barbed underbrush of quagmire,
Broken by misfortune, so dire.

Caught up in the violent maelstrom,
I squirm like a helpless worm,
Hopes blend in to void and disappear,
Like smoke from extinguished fire.

Expanding & devouring what is left of me,
Void bites like Piranha fishes in the sea,
I have wings to fly and roots to stay,
But I hang in the void, giving them all away.

“Fill me up”, vaccum in the heart cried,
But it’s pleadings are heartlessly denied,
I keep on sailing through the void,
Wandering like aimless & stray asteroid.
(C) K. Radhakrishnan

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Poet K.Radhakrishnan lives in Bhopal city, India. Born on 4th November 1955. He is an underwriter by profession and worked as a senior level executive in NEWINDIA ASSURANCE, India's largest General Insurance Company till his retirement. He is engaged in consultant activities and insurance education. He has co-authored three insurance text books for NATIONAL COUNCIL OF EDUCATION, TRAINING AND RESEARCH(NCERT), INDIA. He has a passion for writing poetry which he pursued after retirement from his job. His first poetry book REFLECTION OF SOUL was published by LULU PRESS and is selling in Amazon and Barnes& Nobles His second book ERUPTION OF BOTTLED UP EMOTINS is under publication.

4 thoughts on “Sailing Through Void

  1. Chaitali

    Wonderfully penned. I liked the lines: “I have wings to fly and roots to stay,
    But I hang in the void, giving them all away.” Isn’t this our dilemma always?

  2. Amita Paul

    A touching poem about a devastating feeling , a sort of complete vacuum where the narrator feels numb and cut off .


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