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Above the Clouds

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Above the Clouds

When I gazed at the sky,
Was devoid of celestial bliss to the eye,
Pitch dark, as dark as a black lie.

Obscured 'above the clouds' were,
Moon of my emulations and stars of materialism,
Rising upto infinite expanse and unlimited realm.

Ambitions coursed like blood through me,
Material desires unending like treadmill,
Unseable above murky dark clouds of philistinism.

Enthusiasm lost to adversities and fortune,
For lack of determination altered my traverse,
Time tricked me down like a running grave,
Rainbow that receeded as I advanced.

As the wind blew and the doors rattled,
Saturated clouds burst with the torrential rain,
Sweeping impatience and increased appetite
Cleared sky,of ambitions as hollow as soul of an echo.

Iniquity flees, and I find 
my verves as new as the glistening silk of moon,
Determination as hard as a rock,
Metamorphosed into a millionaire's mistress.

And tireless I fly, conforming to all my aspirations,
Culminating at the crest, desires hurried like clouds,
And diligent I stand in complacency,
Where serenity is the denouement.



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  1. Date: 2/4/2014 6:30:00 AM
    Wonderful poem, your favorite one. Congrats on the win, Dr.Upma

  1. Date: 2/3/2014 8:06:00 PM
    Thanks for the new word: philistinism (Anti-intellectualism). You have an unparalleled lexicon. Great write, Upma! Congratulations on your win!

    A. Sharma Avatar Dr. Upma A. Sharma
    Date: 2/3/2014 11:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Ruben ! Your comments r an honor !!
  1. Date: 2/3/2014 7:05:00 PM
    a very deep and profound piece here, with beautiful imagery and innovative use of language, an impressive poem - congrats on your win in my contest :)

    A. Sharma Avatar Dr. Upma A. Sharma
    Date: 2/3/2014 11:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Feel so gud that I could really impress ! Charlotte thanks for your beautiful comments n the like!!
  1. Date: 2/3/2014 6:41:00 PM
    One gorgeously revealing piece of poetry. fav line [Time tricked me down like a running grave] Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    A. Sharma Avatar Dr. Upma A. Sharma
    Date: 2/3/2014 11:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Debbie for all ur love n like !
  1. Date: 6/19/2013 5:00:00 AM
    A great poem here Dr.Upama.Enjoyed the read.

    A. Sharma Avatar Dr. Upma A. Sharma
    Date: 2/3/2014 11:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for appreciation Kash!