Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A mirror...


Today I was a mirror...
clear, like the most virgin lake...
smooth like the finest silk...
shimmering like the brightest star...

Today I was a mirror...
hit by a wayward rock
rippled like a torrid sea...
and as the cracks spread to every part of me...

I fell..

fell to the unforgiving ground..!!

my shimmering pieces,
spread far and wide,
like the traveling tears of a lost child

18 comments:

Nothingman said...

sad poem.

broken mirrors still show images...

N

Zubin said...

WOW...that's one awesome post..!! :)

reminds me of an old query of mine...a mirror getting broken is an irreversible process...is it true for us humans as well..?

..just a thought..!! :)

Priya said...

That's beautiful...absolutely beautiful...

Rakesh said...

"my shimmering pieces,
spread far and wide,
like the traveling tears of a lost child ..."

Wow... That was deep girl. Doesn't ur brain choke of overload???

umangexuberance said...

@Nothingman
yes, they show broken faces.. hiding crushed hearts

umangexuberance said...

@Zubin
Yes it is irreversible, we can move on and be happy in other things, might even forget about being broken once, but the truth is that each time we break, a part of us dies forever. That part might be innocence, or trust or love.. or may be all of them..

umangexuberance said...

@Priya
thank u
Hiding ugliness behind a mask of rich brocade beauty, is a common practice :)

umangexuberance said...

@rakesh
my dear friend, I write so as to save my brain from clotting of overload :D

vivek said...

I fell..

fell to the unforgiving ground..!!

my shimmering pieces,
spread far and wide,
like the traveling tears of a lost child


I fell...

fell to the unforgiving ground...

my shimmering pieces,
spread far and wide,
like the travelling tears of a lost child...

I live...

and my shimmering pieces,
spread far and wide,
the love and warmth i hold inside,
coz children never forget to love,
but they do forget to hate the ones who have wronged them..

umangexuberance said...

@vivek
wow
nice poetry.. u remind me of another blogger friend of mine who was in the habit of ending every one of my sad poems with a happy paragraph of his own :)
thanks

anuj said...

And he came and picked the pieces
for the peices felt his own
and he thought he'would glue them together
but the corners were unknown

He still took them, kept them close
everyone thought it would cut him
but he knew she was hurt more
in days his blood dried, and the mirror was one again !!

umangexuberance said...

wow
that was so sweet...even better than mine :)
thanks

zephyr said...

You broke.. so that more than one could hide their images in you.

You broke... so that more than one could find some clarity in the reflection in you.

A single you wasnt enough for the world. It needed a million pieces of you.

ajit said...

my shimmering pieces,
spread far and wide,
like the traveling tears of a lost child

nice lines...sweet poem!

umangexuberance said...

@zephyr
wow...I never thought of it like that
thanks :)

umangexuberance said...

@ajit
thanks :)

Impressionist said...

sad but beautiful
'my shimmering pieces,
spread far and wide,
like the traveling tears of a lost child '

loved those lines

-I

Rakesh said...

Hey Umang, Wish you a great 2009. Wassup?