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Song of Madness

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Song of Madness

Listless and empty, History revisits this winter
Slow moons on the icy river, pale and restless
Shadows jump out, from long abandoned moments
To flee the nights, painted on frozen windows

Darkness whispers his insane monologue
Waiting breathless on a nervous Christmas 
Cloaked in brilliant rituals, Life turns up again
Crunching thoughts, to wake up sleeping Hope

Love and Impossibility sat around their dinner table
Passing gifts to eat out of their torrid lives
Some wrapped in tenderness, and some in secrets
Were all eaten in silence, sipping on blood-red thirst

Don’t ask the dawn what she has for her new day
She cant sing, when History is still prowling
Everybody is waiting for Christmas to dance in
To slip out on Darkness, to Life and her moves

And so it goes on, Madness, Darkness, Life, and History
Walking around Love and Impossibility, and their dinner
Eating torrid lives with Hope, and waiting for Christmas moves
Fleeing nights and shadows, painted on frozen windows…

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  1. Date: 11/12/2013 3:36:00 PM
    What a great read, I often feel the same way at Christmas when all seen to be filled with love, after spending the rest of the year having no feelings. Every day was made to be filled with joy...Wish I had your beautiful power with words, my friend...peter

  1. Date: 9/30/2013 3:00:00 AM
    Excelling stuff! Impressive work of art.

  1. Date: 9/25/2013 8:57:00 AM
    wow! this is truly epic, and i love it! Bindu, deep enjoyed the mad illusion and sound...... always LINDA

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 2:51:00 PM
    Stunning & visceral. I am beginning to admire your very bold style. Your mind's eye is quite resiliant.

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 7:10:00 AM
    Eloquent and philosophical writing. Brava! G.

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 6:55:00 AM
    You evoke such pure clear images and emotions with your words. 77777777s. Thank you for visiting my poetry

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 5:25:00 AM
    A dark Christmas poem? Com'on.

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 3:38:00 PM
    A BEAUTIFUL PHRASE JUMPING OUT OF SHADOWS EXCELLENT PIECE

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 11:49:00 PM
    You had a very good education. Either that or you are genius!!

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 12:30:00 AM
    wow, you sure did capture for me the essence of the passing of time and seasons. And how it all just keeps coming around to christmas after christmas after christmas. may I ask you. Where are you from? your name seems Indian to me? But you write so fluently. Are you in the United States?

    Vijayan Avatar Bindu Vijayan
    Date: 9/21/2013 4:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Andrea! Yes I am Indian, and I am currently in India, with all my incessant thoughts doing the gypsy trail:) You write awesome too, I enjoy your poems, they are a real pleasure to read...
  1. Date: 9/20/2013 5:23:00 PM
    A very gripping title- I love it! And the words thereafter are absolutely killer. This is a smashing write my friend, quite impressive! :)

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 3:52:00 PM
    This poem has a surreal feeling to it when reading. I loved the metaphors you used throughout this poem, masking misery with fake happiness. Excellent work, Bindu!...Thank you for the nice comments, once again!

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 2:13:00 AM
    Your verses take me where my mind loves to travel..I love the way you uaed the wrapping of tenderness and secrets..So touxhed me with lfe realities of joy and whispered misery.Outstanding Bindu