19 April 2012

Day 17/19: QUICKSAND

For the first time ever, I'm taking part in the A-Z Challenge and NaPoWriMo, where I'll have to write a poem a day for the whole of April (26 in total for A-Z). I'm combining both challenges. This is my entry for Day 17 letter "Q" (Day 19 NaPoWriMo).


Lady Flower, how can you lead me to this quicksand of sorrow when there is no flame upon the scented candle at the altar we once worshipped?

How am I to speak the vocabulary of love today when I can only write wordless poems in the lexicon of my dreams?

Sadly, the love I implanted in your heart refused to be nurtured and instead becomes the sword now pushing me into this quicksand of betrayal.

Roaming our garden in my memory only cuts me deeper in the heart knowing the flowers we once shared have also turned away with embarrassment.

Please remove my weary reflection from your eyes so I may become blind toward what is beautiful.

Falling into the abyss created by your selfish desires, my heart is ready to traverse the emotions of life into the arms of a merciless death.

As I sink deeper into this infinite quicksand, I will tearfully remember the morsel of love you ate from my hands when your heart was beautiful and pure.

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44 comments:

  1. Look forward to the rest of your challenge run…can’t believe we’ve had 16 days already!
    --Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z
    #atozchallenge

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    1. Damyanti,
      Thank you for the visit. We are coming to the end soon. All the best,

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    1. My precious Janaki,
      Only you could save this broken man with the FIRE in your heart and with your SWEET love (smile). Thank you for the visit and your affection.

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  3. Congratulation for taking part in the challenge.

    Your poem is very touching and melancholic. Always make me want to read more! :)

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    1. Dear Balqis,
      You say what my heart wants to hear (smile). I hope you will return again to read more from my heart and soul.

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  4. Fantastic...love gone bad can be like quick sand indeed!

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    1. Dear Corinne,
      You know I have a great imagination (smile). Thank you for the visit.

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  5. Uh, I know the feeling--I've admired and then eventually sunk into the mire. Love can turn so cruel.
    Nicely written poem.


    Lee
    Places I Remember
    Wrote By Rote
    An A to Z Co-host blog

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    1. Dear Arlee,
      Thank you for the visit. It was much appreciated.

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  6. Oh Andy, such pain in your words. This makes me sad. What a loss :(

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    1. My dear Mary,
      Thank you for the comment. You know I write what I feel. Thank you as always.

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    1. Dear Ashok,
      Thanking you as always for the support that you give to my work.

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  8. I had a serious phobia of quicksand as a young kid. Not sure why. I probably watched too much TV.

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    1. Dear Stephen,
      Thank you for the visit. Sorry about the quicksand.

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  9. What a woman that - watching her lover drown in her merciless love of quicksand!!! Very well thought of Andy! I have never said this but I think dying in quicksand is one of the worst kinds death I can think of...

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    1. Dear Kriti,
      Thank you for those sweet words. You have touched me with your sweetness.

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  10. Aw this one was sad. I hate to think of you drowning in sand. I'm sure that woman will stretch out her hand and rescue you.

    Another lovely write Andy.

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    1. Dear Myrna,
      You are sooooo sweet. You know that is just poetry and not reality. Thanking you as always.

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  11. Hi Andy, for me,it isnt wordless poem, these words truly help 2 connect n knw d depth of quicksand love:-P

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    1. Lovely Elvira,
      Thank you for all the sweet things you say to me. You are special my friend.

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  12. This is pretty dark, Andy. What a surprise to serve up from your pen of love? I had to do a double take to be sure I was on the right blog. I love this edginess from your repertoire. Well done, my friend!

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    1. My dear Adura,
      If you knew me...you would know this is also part of my writing style. In any case, thank you for the encouragement. You are a great friend.

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  13. Even in your anguish there is love. Very nice!

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    1. My dear friend SweepyJean,
      You seem to know my heart. Thank you for your powerful words of beauty.

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  14. Bravo for doing NaPoWriMo and the A to Z Challenge at the same time. I find it enough of a challenge just to post a poem a day.
    Thanks for visiting my blog, and for your comments!

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    1. Dear Chris,
      Thank you for the visit and kind words. Wishing you all the best with the challenge.

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  15. Your poems are so heartfelt. I can tell that you love deeply. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Dear Lex,
      Thank you for those kind and heartfelt words. Yes, I love deeply. Hope to see you again soon.

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    1. My friend R.Ramakrishnan,
      Thank you for stopping by. Very happy you enjoyed the poem.

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  17. Thank you for visiting our site, nice to see new faces come by. I enjoyed the music playing on the background while I am browsing your page !

    Aligaga

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    1. Dear Aligaga,
      Thank you for the visit. Please know it was appreciated with your kind words.

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  18. Your poetic love keeps going through so many ups and downs, just like in life.Great imagery..

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    1. My dear Sulekkha,
      You are always here to encourage me. I am so thankful for your kindness and friendship.

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  19. you're doing a great job of combining two blogfest challenges!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com
    Happy A-Zing!

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    1. Dear Nutschell,
      Thank you for the visit and encouraging words.

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  20. Quicksand always gives me a scary feeling.

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    1. Dear Haddock,
      I agree with you...but love's pain can sometimes feel like quicksand. Thanks for the visit.

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  21. It's such a scary and sorrowful thought Andy...

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    1. Dear Melissa,
      Sadly, imperfection in this life brings forth such heartache. Thank you for the kind sentiments.

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  22. So heart-touching and melancholic! And extremely well written...

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    1. My beautiful Hanan,
      Most people don't know, but I love writing melancholic poems best. Cannot explain why...but it may have to do with loving the music of the GREAT, GREAT MUKESH (smile). Thank you as always for the affection and encouragement.

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