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

Reena R is a poet/writer from India, currently living in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates). Her poems have been published in several anthologies and journals. She is the Destiny Poets UK's Poet of the year for 2014 and one of the editors of The Significant Anthology released in July 2015. She won awards at ‘World Union Of Poet’s’ poetry competition, 2016 and at "As You Like It International Poetry Contest’. She won the Reuel International Prize for poetry, 2018.

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 !

  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!

  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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