Take off that Mask !

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Wearing a mask
Day in and day out
Lonely & exhausted
Carrying the charade, you think you must.
You begin to forget
Who you really are

That mask
Your protection & your barrier
Between you and you.
Alienating and crumbling
Fragmenting your sense of self
Tearing into your integrity

How did you forget?
The core of your being
Your beautiful soul
That exists without masks
Intrinsically quiet and observant
Willing to open up its fragrance to the world.

Oh, why do you cover all that beauty
With that unforgiving mask
I know, life has been tough
I know you surrendered
Took the incentive
And raised the barriers

But you are beautiful
Despite the tears that stain your cheeks
With all that you consider imperfect within
Along with broken dreams and that abyss of sorrow
Unmet desires and unfulfilled yearnings
Despite infidelities and broken trust

You are vast
You are infinite
I know you feel small
But that you are not
You are powerful
You are love and courage personified

And you are here, now
Standing tall in this precious space
Own your thoughts
Feel the eternal & the finite
For you are
The unmasked master of your destiny

©Rachna (Author)

Picture Credit – Internet

Wishing you a fabulous day ahead…filled with Lots of Love & an abundance of Peace.

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Are you…

Disclaimer: This poem is not about me ( I wish it was, but it is not). It is based on feelings that ‘I felt’ when I saw a photograph of a man with his shades on – It was a powerful picture that spoke volumes (to me). This poem is an expression of my perception of his ‘probable’ feelings. And as we all know perception are just that – perceptions !!! But the picture moved me enough to help me create this little poem reflecting – resignation, annoyance, pride, courage, determination, helplessness as well as hope of self-perseverance. For that I am very grateful.

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You said you wanted to see my eyes

Are you brave enough?
To look into them
Without shuffling on your feet?
Can you bear to see the pain
And not squirm
Or fidget with your scarf?

Will you flinch when you see the raw anger
That oozes out…seeps
Simply because it’s tired of raging
Do you have the nerve to face
Your own sadness
Reflected in my eyes?

Can you stand quietly,
And not drop words
Of sympathy
Like coins in an empty box?
Nor look away
Because you cannot bear to feel my pain

If your answer is – Yes
Then I will undress my eyes
And let yours see thru mine.

 ©Rachna

Picture Credit – From the Internet – Hugh Laurie (Edited by Rachna Sharma Sirtaj)

 

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Look…

Autumn Sun
Autumn

 

Hints of rust on yellow leaves,
Glistening under the autumn sun.

Softly lit evening, slants further,
Inching towards another nippy, satin night.

My heart misses a beat,
Oh hey…look it’s coming alive…

Again!!

 

 

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Amalgamation.

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Amalgamation

Depths
Of
Despair,
Pain
And
Sorrow
Submerge.

Forming
An
Abyss;
Within
Which,
Life
Springs.

Deep
Within,
Stillness
Reverberates;
Longing
For
Tranquility.

Flames
Leap.

Waters
Flow.

Life
Goes
On.

The verse above was written to accompany my new painting – ‘Amalgamation’ (Acrylic on canvas)

 

Picture Credit: ‘Amalgamation’ – Acrylic on Canvas – Artist: Rachna Sharma Sirtaj

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My little Buddha.

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There he is.

Surrounded by silence.

The little light flickers, casting a shadow,

Shadow, that looms large upon him.

Encompasses his being.

Smoke – coils and recoils.

Seems to move

His immovable being.

Through layers of darkness;

Into layers of Light.

Intertwined & enmeshed.

From darkness to light

Through flux into Peace.

Changing forms, shifting shapes;

Nothing to everything

Finite to Infinite

My little Buddha

Grows silently,

Within his own shadow.

 

©Rachna

Picture Credit: Rachna Sharma Sirtaj

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