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Shades to life

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Below is the poem entitled Shades to life 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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Shades to life

Ghost thoughts dance in my still world
Friends to a hermit, standing at the edge of truth
Revelling in life that’s blooming to its duality
Saying goodbyes to the ‘good’ and the ‘bad’

Truth’s deceit that shaped religions and lives
Veiled in dark mystery, lost and forgotten
Saints lampooned desires that could never be had
While territorial Sin continued her eternal lure

And the righteous believe this life is theirs
Their good, their charity, their Samaritan taint
Everyone is born in sin, my religion says
But now my ghosts tell me that’s the illusive plot

Love would be the only truth that holds
Though it got twisted right at Eve’s lap
Every soul wanders looking for something
As another womb births hard into the waiting deceit…


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  1. Date: 4/15/2014 10:06:00 AM
    Please do go on, I seek to understand.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/16/2014 7:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You as well Bindu.
    Vijayan Avatar Bindu Vijayan
    Date: 4/16/2014 1:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    What about all the cyber space i would be hogging:) oh, there really is a lot to say on these things...have a perfect day, Richard, I loved your latest dedication to your wife! Cool stuff!
  1. Date: 4/15/2014 7:55:00 AM
    This is going to be a good week, I only have to work 3 days. We have also been having sunny weather so all in all not much to complain about. I'm curious what was going through your mind when you wrote this one? There seems to be a multitude of layers an imagery within this piece. Is the Ghost the Holy Spirit?

    Vijayan Avatar Bindu Vijayan
    Date: 4/15/2014 8:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh that's cool, have a good time, you guys. The Holy spirit? not quite, Richard.. I don't know too much about religions, my faith is all in something innate that we are always responding to? that space from where we function, and avoid judging or harming or hurting, where the line between 'the right' and 'the wrong' is clearer and better, less restrictive and all of that.. oh, i could go on...
  1. Date: 4/11/2014 5:17:00 PM
    I enjoyed reading this one again Bindu. Thanks for your thoughtful visits.

    Vijayan Avatar Bindu Vijayan
    Date: 4/15/2014 12:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for visiting, Richard, have a wonderful week.
  1. Date: 2/11/2014 5:54:00 PM
    A well textured and layered write, it has so much to express beneath each it's deeply felt meanings. Yes i enjoyed it a lot my dear lady. i read it twice, also thank you for your wonderful comment. cheri

    Vijayan Avatar Bindu Vijayan
    Date: 2/12/2014 6:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, dear Cheryl. Its always good to hear what you have to say about my poems.
  1. Date: 10/22/2013 9:02:00 AM
    Very profound and beautiful Bindu

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 7:21:00 AM
    Love is the only thing that holds up I believe too...God is love...not complicated...loved this thought provoking gem..awesome..

  1. Date: 10/19/2013 11:35:00 AM
    you are indeed an amazing poet just love this....

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 3:53:00 PM
    beautifully penned a deep piece excellent

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 8:12:00 AM
    A very deep and creative work of art. Nicely penned. Kudos. Wishing you the best of luck. Hugs and love

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 2:21:00 PM
    at the end of the day, it all boils down to love... an explosive, searing write with edgy reflections to chew on... wonderful, bindu!..:) hugggs

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 12:05:00 PM
    You are right all are born in sin and on our own we are incapable of escaping it's grasp. Listen for the sound of a quiet knock at your door. He will not force his way in, he patiently waits for you to welcome him in.

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 11:39:00 AM
    very deep write Bindu with much truth of life enjoyed reading Shadow x smile 7

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 8:07:00 AM
    Insightful and inspiring. We are all born in sin, but we are also all born with the capacity to love which is more powerful than sin.

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 5:37:00 AM
    Very insightful write, Bindu. Yes, we are ALL born in sin, but there is hope...In the end, there is only one God, we are all His children...though adhering to different beliefs and dogmas. I just am grateful that He is compassionate and merciful to love it dispite our limited understanding of Him...Very well written...Your last line...WOW! :) Hugs