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Below is the poem entitled Shackles which was written by poet Bindu Vijayan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Tonight stands hollow and deathly pale
The absence of a full-moon, heavy and insane
When it pulled away, deceiving, echoing…

A labyrinth of insecurities whirling 
Everything hides behind my ignorance

A hundred myriad shades of deterioration
Cut mazes across every shadowed thoughts
Burning me, I am tossed around, bound

My fragility in steel bands, my existence hidden
I live ahead of my times, ways I am born to

Giving all I can, I smile at the takers
Closing my eyes for a brief eternity
I remember, some roles don’t get to play receivers…

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  1. Date: 3/5/2015 6:05:00 PM
    Thanks so much for the many sweet comments on my poems today, sweet lady!

  1. Date: 2/28/2015 8:22:00 PM
    Those who take fragile beauty discover the karma of that beauty's justice, barbing their brains with the of rose stems of that blooms into indomitable adaptability is your light in the face of selfish shadow Bindu...I admire how you find not escape, rather you find your meaning of conquest of trial inwardly...the takers cannot plunder your source of mind. "Closing my eyes for a brief eternity..." yes my Diva, that the power paradox you master so well...J.A.B.

  1. Date: 11/19/2014 11:29:00 AM
    Still rummaging in your closet, Bindu:) Another beauty which I had not read before! The shackles are our insecurities, ignorance, and doubts. Self belief and determination will provide the strength to overcome all...even those steel shackles! A top rating for you! // paul

  1. Date: 3/28/2014 8:19:00 PM
    wow, some of the lines here are so profound, Bindu. I found this under your Best poems section and lo and behold, I went to the first one at the back of the list and it was a new one for me!! Great imagery for the shackles that bind us

    Vijayan Avatar Bindu Vijayan
    Date: 3/28/2014 10:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, dear Andrea, its really cool that you make time to come back and read my earlier posts.. have a lovely weekend..
  1. Date: 3/26/2014 6:09:00 PM
    Love this sleek work nice job i wanted to let you know i'm working on putting my book together so i won't be on as much wish me luck dear friend. cheri

    Vijayan Avatar Bindu Vijayan
    Date: 3/26/2014 9:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for stopping by, Cheryl! How lovely that you are working on a book, wow! But, do find time for PS, I am totally addicted to some of your poems:) Kp in touch, wont you? good luck, and plenty of hugs:) I am sure your book is going to be huge hit!!! I am so happy for you.
  1. Date: 11/4/2013 7:04:00 AM
    Captivating, heartfelt. Nicely done as always. Keep them rolling.... :)

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 6:06:00 PM
    Sometimes I wondered if others feel the same? Your poem proves it to me. I wrote Swimming Upstream and thought "what other poets out there" have similar thoughts". Aren't we all somewhat "shackled" to our beliefs? Great write. Allan

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 9:36:00 AM
    Stunning, brilliant, and hauntingly beautiful.

  1. Date: 10/24/2013 9:16:00 AM
    A painful picture to read Bidu; but such strength I feel from within you. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  1. Date: 10/24/2013 5:15:00 AM
    The brief eternity within may compensate us for the rest! Excellent!

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 11:49:00 PM
    A haunting forlorn work of art. Well penned.

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 4:54:00 PM
    This is an excellent poem penned by you Bindu, your writing is so deep and wonderful, I always appreciate reading your words...peter

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 2:25:00 PM
    Very amazing write, my dear. resonates with me...Reciprocity is such an important aspect of life...Without it...who can survive. Hugs to you, my dear....Break those shackles and be free! Hugs

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 10:45:00 AM
    Well penned dear one,enjoyed your poem. Kudos!

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 10:14:00 AM
    A very profound message. Sometimes, for a moment, I secretly wish I had everything I have given away. Time, money, bits of life that we will never recover. Really like the title

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 9:41:00 AM
    The way it started I was expecting a Halloween poem and it ended up being so much more! Well done Bindu! You are so connected to your emotions.

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 8:53:00 AM
    That last stanza says it all. Truly. Fantastic writing.

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 5:50:00 AM
    Hi Bindu, A most captivating write. Ken

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 4:13:00 AM
    - Deep thoughts in your wonderful poem, Bindu. - Well done. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)