I linger a limping shadow in your after-glow
and spend moonless nights, sore and
bleeding trying to make sense of your
departure in the darker ages of
The wounds you left are still ripe feasted
with pale maggots oozing their heads out
Oh! How I have wandered like a madwoman
in sinister woods screaming and
scratching the barks seeking you inside
In the shadier cooler corners of the wild
forests searching for some ruffles behind
the withered leaves, looking for faint ripples
in the slimy ponds.
Oh! How I’ve tried to make sense of liaisons
and laughed and laughed, in a vain
tried to extract out the bloody ticks out of
my green wounds while the hungry
scavengers looked on.
I measured my days with number of pests
my bruises had, eaten up from inside
a dainty hollow figure, I just swayed like
a scare-crow all these years .
Oh! How you stabbed me several times on the
back, but I was so busy pouring in your warm
embraces, the ones I never had, the only
wet kisses I never got .
May be it’s a mystery why you left, but the
gashes you gave, the slashes you made, the
lacerations will stay forever , and I
a madwoman will wander in the
sinister forests screaming and
31 thoughts on “A Mad Woman”
It’s heart wrenching ….. emotions so well expressed.👏👏👏
Thanks a lot Sakshi for reading out and leaving your valuable comments. Truly appreciate it, hope you are doing fine!
It’s my pleasure Tanya…yeah all is well . With festivities on the head it’s getting hectic ..so writing and reading has taken a back seat.
I know, things are hectic here as well! Take care
There’s pain involved when we become mad women. But it’s what harbours invaluable charms. I think there’s beauty in madness, poetry in melancholy. Normalcy is just a word without depth, madness is an island only few can endure.
Beautiful and thought-provoking read, You’re an impeccable poet! ❤
Nameera you framed it very well, there is indeed beauty in madness and poetry in melancholy. I seek refuge in madness when on the edge of dreary normalcy. Thanks a lot for reading and leaving valuable comments, you are a kind soul. Blessings!
No problem Tanya!
Heartfelt poetry always makes it difficult for me to trap my flowing thoughts. It’s not merely my kindness, it’s the magic behind your words! ❤
🙏 I love pondering over you thoughts and poems. Take Care
The pain of unexpected departure so well expressed
spot-on Shantanu, that’s exactly what I wanted to express, the lingering pain of unexpected departure. Thanks a lot for your read. Have a great day!
My pleasure always
Loved this….and in my own way, could deeply relate to it.
Thank a lot Vidur for stopping by and leaving your valuable comments, an abrupt departure is the worst thing that can happen,,,is it not? Although the years pass but the wounds remain!
Oh yes. Some wounds are beyond the depths of healing…and I guess it is best to accept their presence than to keep waiting for their absence.
Very true, agreed!
So raw and compelling! Really well done!
Thanks Bill for your valuable comments, I truly appreciate it!
I am humbled coming from a poet like you!
I LOVE what you do!!
Thanks a lot Bill for showering such praises.
In-depth thoughts of the pain that oozes through the very veins of life and leaving scars behind. Sometimes a loss is overwhelming, as you stated so well. 🙂
Yes sudden departures are always shattering even when years pass, the wounds remain. You framed it very well pain that oozes through veins of life. Thanks for reading Ron, totally appreciate it.
Thank you Tanya. Hope you have a wonderful day. 🙂
Your welcome. You too have a great day!
Thanks a lot Warren for your kind remarks. Truly humbled!
You’re very welcome!