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Death of a Poem

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Death of a Poem


Cold-blooded, 
I poison my precious poem 
with the tip of my quivering quill 
to quench the venomous quest 
of my crystal inkpot!

Burying the edited lexis from my perished poetry
in the grisly graveyard of
dusty Dictionaries and tattered Thesaurus
I nip a bud from a withered bouquet of 
touch-me not blues
and preserve the petals in the perky pages 
of my decaying diary…

I push my pristine poetries in the ‘tower of silence’
for the heartless hungry vultures 
who will devour them briskly, 
while the inedible skeletons will melt 
in the holy fires of eternity…

I crumple my unpublished work
and toss them in the unfathomable depths of dust-bin 
lying near the moth-eaten closet at the Editor’s dusty desk!
With my ink-stained immaculate fingers
I strangle my perennial poem to premature demise.

Lets pray for her sanctimonious salvation
And hope she attains Nirvana
and get a peerless placement in 
the lexiconian library of immortality…
Amen!

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  1. Date: 8/4/2013 6:07:00 PM
    An excellent write Bharat.. Welcome to poetry soup.The group will be richer by your presence. You have already won many hearts. Your poem has reached Nirvana, indeed. -Mohammad

  1. Date: 7/22/2013 9:49:00 PM
    Bharat , thank you for expressing your write and finding this site. -A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. Dropping by to invite you to my latest contest. You will find the contest page on the top left hand side* -Looking forward in following and reading your poetry. Hope to hear from you soon. You will enjoy the community, we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love. LOL) ~ Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@"

  1. Date: 7/21/2013 8:30:00 PM
    Bharat, :-) your first poem on the soup is excellent for the readers, I love it!! Stopping by with a nice and sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup fan and "FRIEND"...... Hugs* SKAT" .

  1. Date: 7/21/2013 5:28:00 AM
    - Hello new member: Bharat - Welcome to P-Soup. - Thank you for choosing to share your poems here with us. - It's nice to be able to read your first poem. - You write very well, I look forward to reading more in the future. - Have a good time and I wish you luck. - (Give and receive comments) - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 7/21/2013 4:42:00 AM
    welcome to poetry soup and i enjoyed your work and also your writing style