Every once in a while I get poetic urges. They are infrequent and widely spaced out, but whenever they come I start to rhyme a lot in my conversations. And thus to relieve my inner poet I write poems on whatever wants to pour out of my soul at those instances.
Recently I have started to rhyme a lot again, but I haven’t yet poured out my soul’s contents on a page. So till the time the masterpiece is finished I wish to share a poem I wrote a few months back during one such phase. But let me fairly warn you beforehand that it is seems a lot darker than it is in reality. So read on and enjoy:-
Dear Darkest Fear,
Although I say dear, that is not what I think
About you when you are near, my heart’s on the brink
Of collapsing into minute particles of shame;
Of cowering before you and flinching at your name.
To some you might seem silly, but they don’t know
You the way I do, or my immense woe
You creep out of crevices, the darkest corner of my soul
And lunge at me, though you are still crouching by your hole.
My feet gain wings, as no bird will ever fly
Faster than a bullet, or just curl up and die
Though both are cowardly, I always chose between the two
The one that took me farther away from you.
You seem like an innocent bystander, minding your way
But I know the devil from the silence you say
Slow like an old man, fast like a train
Your impulsiveness and unpredictability shocks my brain.
Pretending to be harmless, quaint and frail
Then why does the very sight of you make me death pale?
Why does the thought of you on me make me shiver?
Why does your stance make me quiver?
Why do I believe that a horde of you near
Would seal my fate; Death by Fear?
So far I have been civil, but no more
I won’t tolerate and see you out of the door
I won’t stand by and watch others laugh
I won’t let you make my ego chaff
I won’t let you break down my iron-clad control
And if you don’t leave, I will rip you out of my soul!
Consider yourself well warned, I ain’t cowering no more
If you show your face again, I will make it a lore
I will make it a legend known far and wide
I shall destroy your kingdom and leave you nowhere to hide
I will make you quiver down to your last bone
And exterminate your allies, stranding you alone
I will rain my rage, I will rain my wrath
I will burn you in the blaze of my emotions distraught
I shall make it so that they’ll pass it in mirth
When fear is proclaimed; Your name I will raze off the Earth.
Don’t pretend to be superior, I’ll do what I say
I will make you fear my name in the light of the day
Consider yourself well warned, and Beware
Of the wrath of a true enemy, if you Dare!
P.S: Try reading the above again with something ridiculous like…a cockroach in mind. You will be shocked at how funny the context becomes!
P.S.S: And don’t forget to comment below! I want to know if people want a new poetry segment even if the updates will be spaced with months and months in between! LOL.