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PARANOID

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English Poetry

 

PARANOID

It’s all happening again!
I tried to step forward…jerked back,
damn scared
Cried, “I’m sinking…I’m sinking…
Slipping sands! Oh bloody
slipping sands!”
“No! it is our road, city road,
blacktopped, and it’s a pot-hole
with yesterday’s rain water.”
My friend looked at me watchfully.

Someone cried aloud…I heard,
Yes I heard so clearly…
”Wild fire! Wild fire!
Run away! Run away!”

I looked around…my eyes dazzled
Everything looked hazy
“Aren’t those trees burning!?”I asked him.
“They are buildings…no burning
there” He said.
My eyes started burning…
throat feeling dry…
some nasty smell…
I coughed and retched and
maintained

“No! There, the forest burning!”

Something freaked past me.
I shouted, “There the wild jackal!”

“No! It’s a cycle” He said dryly.

I retched again…
This time I vomited…

“Don’t you see what I do?”
This time I asked beggingly.

“NO!” He smiled.
His smile has no life…
He’s looking pathetic…
miserable…
He added…
“May be after two more such
attacks and some more bloodshed!!

(In a world battered by bombs
I, he, she, they and everyone soon
become paranoid for sure!”)

6 Comments

  1. SN says:

    chhayaaon se ladne vale dhoop kahan bardasht karen.
    jo khud unko kha jati hai fasal vahi khud kaasht karen.

  2. Vishvnand says:

    Elegant take on hopelessly proliferating ugly gruesome situations
    possibly paranoia is already manifest profusely in all directions…
    adding to the confusion…
    Hearty commends for this take & elucidation.

  3. kusum says:

    Very vivid description of a frightening phase.
    Kusum

  4. parminder says:

    Very scary picture indeed. A different take on the existing scenario.

  5. medhini says:

    In a world battered by bombs
    I, he, she, they and everyone soon
    become paranoid for sure!”)

  6. Gion Gion says:

    Anuradha,
    very vivid writing.
    Amazing.
    Fergus

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