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Literature, Poetry

Les eaux de la souffrance*

Posted: July 13, 2018 at 3:23 am   /   by   /   comments (2)

Our time erupts into smithereens beyond seconds, minutes and hours
and we see hours fail to hold the hands in every track.
Mechanical glitch or technical glitch obscures the process of fragmentation.
Only the subtle eyes with the uncommon sense
comprehend the eternal tick tock and the hands that fail to comply.
Life is a big “NO” with the conformist “Yes”.

Common eyes fail to see or the ears fail to hear
or the nose fails to smell the decadence, the chaotic center
under the time piece. Rust in the machine is never a problem.
It is the sycophant “Yes” that slackens the susceptible mind
not to see the centers within the centers, meanings beneath the meanings,
lies beneath the lies, truths beneath the truths.

Betrayed mind jitters sniffing the melting ice
from the eyes of the center. Deceit in that water invokes infertility
in the truth-seeking mind of the eternity.
Unless chaos is appraised layer by layer by the seeker mind
flouting overt meanings, evil water will never freeze
and our angst will never give recess to the maladies of the chaotic hours.

*The waters of suffering

13 July 2018
Samasan, Abha, KSA



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  • July 13, 2018 at 1:38 pm Erich Beer

    I really like it, especially the second stanza. Much food for thought here.

    • July 13, 2018 at 2:23 pm Md. Shahrear Talukder

      Thanks for your appreciation. Even I myself got intrigued by the depth of my feelings while putting my thoughts into words.


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