Friday, April 30, 2010

Madness

Let us be madmen,
Because sanity sells its flesh on the streets.

Let us be mad,
Because reason usurps even the last morsel
From the orphans' mouth,
To drape its gilded palaces
With the glitter of inanimate metals.

Let us be mad
And talk to the walls at night,
Because the ears of sanity,
Hear only the jingle of coins
And the applause of the herd.

Let us be mad
And ravage through the sands of time
To discover a forgotten tune,
Because reason will only throw the sand
Into the eyes of those
Who dare to peep into its soul.

Let us be mad,
But let us not forget to pin our hopes
Onto the walls of tomorrow,
As reason will only use the pins
To puncture those hearts
That still beat,
That still bleed.

Dusk

Flakes of evening grey
Float into my dusty room
And, for a shallow while
Make it their home.
Till the emaciated sun
Breathes its last,
Having found peace,
At last.

And for this lonely while
Nothing suffices,
Not words,
Nor music,
Nor images.
Only me
And, this surreal dusk
Sit lonely,
For a while.

Seeing You

Seeing you, I see,
What Adam beheld,
In Eve.
The placidity of a lake,
The turmoil of seven seas.
Now I wait,
On the shores of eternity,
As waves from you,
Wash over me.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Mary Jane

Long have you been my muse
But its time to depart
And return to the path.

You led me
To every unfurling of sorrow's joy.
Mystic, like a mythic boat,
Luminous divinity in every vein,
The searing seer, tearing through life.

You filled the abyss with your void,
You built my dreams, gave me voice.
But there was a price to pay
The smirk was too graceful to realise.

The lithe in every music's lilt,
The cosmos in a morning dew.
Enigma in every particle,
Eternity in an ephemeral flash.

Alternating between realities,
Mind awakening in deep sleep.
Senses not making sense,
Cocoon exploding, consuming itself.

A grain of sand fulfilling every need,
Every breath, every goal, all my soul.
Like a misty lover you embraced,
Hovering space in every while,
Crumbling time, no reason, only rhyme.

Between the pages of dawn and dusk
You led my mind's exodus.
As high as the fall was deep,
No shame or guilt in new territory.
Pride against humility in every strife,
While the world was left naked behind.

Alone again, my sweet Mary Jane.
But I am scared no more nor afraid of the game.
You taught me to watch, not to run,
But also asunder you sent my mind.
It took a while to collect the pieces,
My life I renew, goodbye my friend.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dawn

The preconceived dawn arrives,
Shredding hopes,
Slicing dreams.
Resplendant under the visage of avarice.

Beauty is left flickering
In the eye of a brooding leopard.
Dawn has gone blind,
Just salivates for the lie.

The mind is dry as bones,
Doesn't even look for a cure.
Cobwebs of the soul
Have million holes.

The earth, it wants to leave,
Wanton whoring, capricious greed.
Even the shadow of the moon
Is better than this.

Agony hates itself,
Too proud to call for help.
Trees are felled
For books that aren't read.

Nothing is ever enough.
Hearts don't skip a beat,
When violins lose their strings
And birds no longer sing.

Daily dose of sleep
And a pill to digest sin.
Neon sky sheds it light, and
Embraces the void with a smile.

Bad hearts devour mad hearts.