Take off that Mask !

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Lonely & exhausted

You wear this mask

Day in and day out

Carrying the charade

You think you must.
You begin to forget

Who you really are

 

That mask

Your protection

And

Your barrier

Between you

And

You.

 

Alienates and crumbles

Fragments your sense of self

Tears into your integrity

 

How did you forget?

The core of your being

Your beautiful soul

The one that exists without masks

Intrinsically quiet and observant

Willing to open up its fragrance to the world

 

So, why do you cover all that beauty

With that unforgiving mask
Yes, life has been tough

Yes, you surrendered

Took the incentive

And raised your barriers

 

But you are beautiful

Despite the tears that stain your cheeks

With all that you think is 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

Yes, you feel small

But (k)No(w) that you are not
You are powerful

You are love

You are courage

Personified

 

And you are here

And you are now
You stand tall

You own this space

You own your thoughts
Feel the eternal & the finite

For you are

The unmasked master of your destiny

 

©Rachna

Picture Credit – Internet

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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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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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That’s it…(Elfje)

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Orange

Flames leap

Ready to devour

Body empty and derelict

Soul-less

 

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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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Stillness (Elfje)

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Black

Dark night

Spiral through vortex

Heartbeats rise and fall

Stillness.

 

©Rachna

Picture Credit: Internet

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