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Scarlet Horse

A grain of rice,
seeds of a vegetable,
lights in a decoration,
a bride.
A bottle of old wine
infected by abnormal wishes.
Crawling into fake
carvings on a stone......
of an old love.
Stones broken by a stone crusher,
fighting back for emptiness
still a grain of rice.
Flew among the clouds,
a scarlet horse,
a prince, seeds of a vegetable,
a bride.

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Tomorrow

Do you know a man called”Tomorrow”?
I don’t,
not even the astrologers.
He mingles in silence’
A question, to every person he meets.
He smiles, he weeps as we do,
For every other thing.

Yes I had met him, today as I walked.
He was young and handsome,
An incarnation of darkness,
Well, do you know the question he asks,
Take my word…………as I do not,
if till tomorrow I will last.

Copyright © Bidhu Patnaik | Year Posted 2013

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I miss you

Was there a storm? Or just your thoughts?
This evening burst into rhythms, we were near.
We are far, now a moment’s difference,
and left with me are some leafs, sandal wood,
a fire the storm blazed.
In the dept some where it still lingers, a small hope,
getting brighter with every beat of my heart.

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Ocean

A small house, a dim light,
faint smells of stale prawns.
I searched the ocean, 
boat with a broken mast,
for the sounds which faded away,
slowly into darkness.
I was still, a wrinkled and torn shirt…
and few moments of an uncommon and undeserved love.
 
All was just a moment away, 
already stolen by my beer bottle and ashtray full of smoke.
I heard her walk into me, into crowds of happiness,
and also my lonely sorrows.
Probably I kept on silently running in the forest,
deeper and deeper into eternity. 

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Life, I search

O life !
What expresses you?
Tears or joy, death or brightness,
slavery or freedom, blood or sand.

I find you or not,
situations, circumstances,
pleadings before cruel death.
The heart of a child or hidden in the smile of my beloved.

I search you,
For time and time to come,
dawns, days, twilights,
even when dreams in the deserted night touch my unconscious eyes.

O life !
What expresses you?
Winning or losing,
darkness or colors,
or you yourself.

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Me

They call me,
caring me into long days, 
mysterious nights.
The green decreases and the sand flow in,
thirsty.

I have made life easy,
Invented, discovered, destroyed,
killed, created …except life.

I have flown in clouds,
of dreams and love.
Sometimes I am a vagabond, beg for a drop,
Sometimes I realize sometimes forget.
Sometimes wasted, sometime used.

Yes its me, sometimes wasted, 
sometimes used.
Today when I collect fragments of my past,
I have time no more.

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User Name: Bidhu Patnaik
Form: Free Verse
Reason: It is a poem of my self discovery, This poem was inspired by a turning point in my life.

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A cup of tea

There’s some sugar,
		there’s some milk,
There’s some water
		and there’s some tea.
Hot and tasty,
		yet a simple thing,
that matters
  		which never a person can see,
there’s a heart
		and some love,
which gives it,
		it’s usual spree.

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Where

There was a time,
for crying, now the tears have dried out.
With emptiness I look out,
for reasons in the unknown spur.

What am I waiting for?
not love or sacrifices,
no sympathy also.
But just to wait for time.

Where to go?
yet the adamant journey is on,
to travel to the end.

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The end of darkness

Some more steps, some more days,
to the end of darkness, I presume?
A savage world, 
a desperate soul,
some more sand,
some more rain,
mirages we follow, shadows we search,
some more steps, some more days.

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Just the way

The forehead the heart,
the striped shirts,
the dark trousers,
the eyes of meaning,
the smile of bliss,
the hand of perfection,
the mingle of hope and trust
in his faint tea - rose perfume,
Among the world, he stood by me,
as an idol, as a preacher,
a light so bright, a man so unique,

Yes my father loved me,
Just in the way he guided,
steps, fast, determined.

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