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An Anecdote (1 reply)

Nowsheen Zaffar
2 years ago
Nowsheen Zaffar 2 years ago

Just an anecdote:

An enigma, unheard,

Unsung, unnoticed.

Abandoned by people,

Ravaged by time,

progressing into bewilderment,

Breaking the bond between reality & Instinct, The beat reduced, Vanishing sparkle,

The breath constricted,

Eyes with sheer blackness,

No musical array to produce, frets of guitar broken, Stars lost their shine,

No mellowness left in voice,

No words to utter, Just silence,

unspoken words, unheard, uneven,underdefined,

ununderstood vision,pristine mysticism,

Mere embers of Chasmic memory!


Susan Katz
2 years ago
Susan Katz 2 years ago

Thank  you for submitting this very intense and well written poem for consideration for Featured Poem of the Month, for June.  I am so happy you decided to share your work with me, Susan

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