Schizophrenia has always intrigued me and left me feeling helpless about the condition of a person who goes through the torment. I have molded this poetry around Love, Rain and Schizophrenia. I hope you can spare a minute to read the same and find it worth your time. Thanks :)
“Schizophrenia is when the total personalities of your past lives or the memories of invading Spirits enter your body.”
Frozen droplets on the window pane
The dead tick tock of the mantelpiece clock
The door crinkles; I find a way out of my room
Stare at the solitary hue, the starless sky moans
Someone from the darkness reaches out for me,
The familiar smell of wet earth, the wind hisses
“Emma” he whimpers
The cloud of memories swirl around me
The sight of us, wrapped in linen sheets
Rain lashing against the window pane
Soft whispers.. “I love you Keith..”
That morning, the sky was grey, heartbeats uneven
Car keys clicked, engine kick started
He’ll be back home for dinner, he promised.
Seconds, minutes, hours.
Love never found its way back home.
White shrouds and red goodbyes.
Boots covered with fresh mud, they lowered him
The skies joined in bereavement.
Seven years passed by..
Love finally found his way back home
Disguised in blindness,
So I reach out for his hands today
Love beckons me home
And I, shrouded in memories and love
The ground races towards me
Love beckons me home
Warm liquid guzzles out, washed by rain
I rest my head on the cold pillow
In his loving arms
I find my home again.
This Poetry is shared with Poetry Jam: Rain
This Poetry is also shared with Dverse Poets
(c) Ayushee Ghoshal
This simply is your best Ayushee ... you are an amazing versatile poet ... just loved it :-)ReplyDelete
That means a lot lot lot, Amrit. Thank you so much :)Delete
I like how your use of the rain sets the eerie atmosphere of the whole poem, Ayushee. You have conveyed mental pain very strongly.ReplyDelete
I am glad I was able to do justice to the subject. Thank you Gabriella :)Delete
You are a Magician, loved it Ayushee truly awesomeReplyDelete
Really kind of you to say that, Pranav. Thanks a lot :)Delete
Truly Magical words , perfectly woven words and love when you said " Love beckons me home"ReplyDelete
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Thanks a bunch, Lipsy. Glad you liked it :)Delete
This poem takes the reader on quite a journey...and rain being part of that journey....before its happy ending...love finally finding its way home. Really a sensitive piece.ReplyDelete
Schizophrenia itself is a sensitive topic :) Thanks a lot, Mary.Delete
While reading the poem, I was lost in a world of my own...ReplyDelete
Really gripping and awesome!
:) Thank you, Vandana.Delete
The fact that you tied this in with schizophrenia makes it all the more complex... so many ways to read this clever poem of yours!ReplyDelete
Clever. Thanks for your appreciation, Laurie :)Delete
scary and haunting lines...thoughtfully craftedReplyDelete
Thanks a lot, Sumana :)Delete
i found this so deeply sad, and such a captivating readReplyDelete
Thanks a ton, Gillene :)Delete
Lots of love.
i am glad that love found its way home in the end....ReplyDelete
ugh schizophrenia and mental health scare me...i have worked in mental health for years
and its not so much those that have it but that one day i might...
Oh Brian. Do not say that. I am sure you'll be absolutely fine.Delete
Beautiful journey that opens and expands the mind and feeling, makes me want to reach out and hold.ReplyDelete
That's a beautiful review, Alan. Thank you for reading my poem :)Delete
quite haunting - as schizophrenia is…ReplyDelete
Thanks Margaret :)Delete
The rain sets the mood--quite a journey. Schizophrenia is so sad.ReplyDelete
Thank you Peggy :)Delete
This is my read and read again poem for the week. There's a story here and another one on the re read ... a dark mysterious piece for me.ReplyDelete
That definitely means a lot, Susan. Glad you found it worth your time. Thank you :)Delete
I specially love the ending, despite the challenges & mental issues ~ Thanks for the touching share ~ReplyDelete
:) Thanks for reading. Pleasure has been all mine :)Delete
Such great painting with words, makes the ambiance alive - lets your readers connect to your thoughts. Wonderfully done.ReplyDelete
I liked the way you merged the rain with Schizophrenia. Very well done.ReplyDelete
Loved it.. Simply the best!! :)ReplyDelete
Lovely verses you pen... Do accept my nomination of your blog for an award. http://ilakshee.blogspot.in/2014/09/my-award.htmlReplyDelete
Wow. Just wow. Nothing else I could say.ReplyDelete