Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Ephemeral Mirages of Life

Synecdoches abound
Yet the gullible heart stubbornly refuses
Lulled by rainbow thoughts of purity
Hanging on… to memories bygone!

Travesty in plain sight.. yet willingly succumb
Locked within social structures of deceit
Lured into traps that always repeat
Emotional fools.. Yes indeed!

ps. I figured this needs an explanation - after some inbox'ed notes / comments. Well it is to highlight a reflection of how people - albeit learned, tend to stay in a cocoon of sorts, wishing things away, dreaming of brighter futures, etc. even when the realities are stark naked in front of them.. ex. abuse - physical, verbal and emotional, in relationships, while hanging on to some utopian sense of 'it will all get better' feeling - even after repeated evidences to the contrary.

The Abyss

Mesmerized I stared
Eyes forgetting to blink
At the spiral wishing well
coin funnels’ enduring spins
Conniving centrifugal forces
Only path forward is down
Alluring mystic dance… enchanting
Pulling every coin, without fail
Black-hole like, into depths unknown

Baffled I watch
Mind filling unseen gaps
Winding through familiar scripts
Stunning pinpoint accuracy
Ravaging emotional forces
Weaving constrictive spirals
Raw emotive tango... enthralling
As humans falter, without fail
Into the abyss, without self-control

ps. A write to reflect on how we as individuals grow up to fall into predictable patters of interpersonal relationships in life.. Oftentimes the same script plays out over and over and I am amazed to see how people hardly learn from such experiences.. Intelligent beings' are we? I guess the jury is still out there for a vast majority of humans, including myself!