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Mirage


I was going through a rough patch where I was feeling lonely and depressed.  As I usually do, I was trying to process my feelings through poetry.  This is my brain dump after introspection. Do enjoy….

Mirage

Desert wailing in anguish, lashing out

wind screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeching like

angry toddler throwing tantrums,

chucking clumps of sand about like toys

around deserted nursery.

Sun hides behind dusty curtain;

sudden haze dims the gaze.

It is hard to breathe.

Sand tries to find permanent home in gut,

replacing air carrying oxygen to starving lungs.

Bent figure crouched, hiding from murderous wind’s

Intent to flay exposed skin.

Eventually,

tortured tantrum passes.

Wind dies down, billowing sand cloud settles.

Weary traveller left to live another day – or maybe not.

Psychotic heat takes over killer storm’s shift; dehydration imminent.

Moisture flees before onslaught of cloying drought –

MUST ….. FIND…. WATER……

Every step,

eternity.

Suddenly, glint whispers seductive hope to arid tongue,

renewing strength, putting hammer to pain’s blockade.

Every step brings faith for liquid deficiency’s reprieve,

The taste of cool water driving force for pushing forward.

Relief washed away in optimism’s cleansing steam

bubbling up from anticipation’s source.

Each step a joy, fierce sun now no longer harsh,

Traveller now confident refreshment is steps away….

Renewed energy infuses tired limbs; traveller pushes to cool fiery throat.

But, cruel Fate’s prank

deals death blow’s punch line:

Hours of walking, no closer to intended goal.

On reaching the spot where oasis should be found,

Refreshing salvation non-existent; only dry, dusty ground.

Love was only a mirage.

 

Inferior Mirage in Mojave Desert.

Image via Wikipedia

About PassionPoet

Wordsmith. Spoken word artist. I inhale words and exhale poetry.....

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10 thoughts on “Mirage

  1. i luv it

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    Posted by Sherani | January 22, 2012, 1:11 AM
  2. “Every step eternity”. One feels the crescendo of the mood and then its abatement. Well done.

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    Posted by Sherry Blue Sky | January 22, 2012, 6:37 PM
  3. Felt every line.

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    Posted by booguloo | January 22, 2012, 9:37 PM
  4. Interesting to read. It takes you so many places so quickly.
    So, does it help? The poetry?
    I’m working on trying to recover from something and looking at ideas from every where. …haven’t really tried poetry. Don’t know how I’d do it really.

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    Posted by upfromthis | January 26, 2012, 3:54 AM
  5. Desert wailing in anguish, lashing out
    wind screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeching like

    what fun expression, poetry does help us get through stuff.
    best.

    Like

    Posted by Poetry Rally | January 28, 2012, 8:24 PM

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