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A collaboration over too much coffee.
coffee and pen

09 December, 2004

Dreaded Destination

Progression of life,
In an irreversible fashion,
Joyous ride,
Dreaded destination.

Unperturbed fa├žade,
Calmness of demeanor,
Always unruffled,
To the undiscerning observer

A dormant volcano,
Not yet extinct,
Sense of impending disaster,
Unresolved yet distinct.

Peaks never scaled,
Depths unplumbed,
Life lived on a plateau,
Senses apparently numbed.

Appearances deceive,
Ostensible plateau,
Calm before the storm,
Heated lava below

The dread justified,
Release inevitable,
Deconstruction will follow,
Its magnitude unfathomable!



Blogger sunil said...

Yours poems, one after another, appear brilliantly on board. Where do they come from? Contents are so grave but rhymes so musical,easy and natural that one never suspects that the words have been chosen purposely to rhyme. And at times, you paint with words.Hope you have many more such good pieces in store. Keep posting them as regularly as you feel comfortable.

09 December, 2004 18:13  
Blogger SPECKLED_BAND said...

Tracked it down finally! And truly, I WAS missing something! Great writing, girl!

12 December, 2004 07:12  
Blogger raindanseuse said...

Amazing stuff Pragya! This one's bubbling and not just with lava. Why didn't you write poetry often enough - you seem to have a storehouse.
Fav lines:
Life lived on a plateau,
Senses apparently numbed.

12 December, 2004 23:58  
Blogger Pragya said...

Thanks, Sonia, James and Sunil. Your words mean a lot!

13 December, 2004 04:15  
Blogger Max Babi said...

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15 December, 2004 11:24  
Blogger Max Babi said...

ahem, Pragya!
Listening in!
Bravo !!!

Another shy young poet,
folks, coaxed out like how
procupines make love
c-a-r-e-f-u-l-l-y .....

cheers !

15 December, 2004 11:27  

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