This poem is in the rhyme scheme AXXA throughout and has the first and last lines of each stanza starting with the alphabet 'C'
Chinks in my armour tirelessly exploited
Do I look back at the chirpy transitory moments?
Or brave the harsh weather with rasping voices
Cast the die to flee or dawdle the lashes unabated
Clovers of comfort fade away abruptly
Tempest hiding behind the benign clouds
An excruciating hush, heavens on the verge to explode
Clashes and conflicts badger my brain incessantly
Chambers of heart with locked vaults of dissent
Trials and tribulations that stand the test of time
Seesaw of hopes and despair bobbing on the waves of life
Cringe in chagrins, protracted sufferings for a patent
Coward me camouflaged in glee and beams façade
Reconcile and petition seeking fresh morrow sans sorrow
Perennial blunders that crucify the quest for joy
Conspiracies and cahoots that curb the merry cascade
a cul-de-sac a blind alley or is it the crossroadsTweet
3 thoughts on “Crossroads”
We are all on crossroads. Quite topical !
We always find ourselves at some crossroads, very sublime indeed!
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Deeply profound!!! Life invariably is caught in a crossroad, and we have to make the choice. Everything becomes a by-product of the choices we make in our life.
And then we have the paradox of life playing its card, the hope and despair, the trails and tribulations…beyond those beautiful set of black cloud is the dark side of our life deceptively hidden from our sight.
You have so deftly weaved such a complex body of thoughts in such nuanced manner, it makes the reading a joyful ride. I really loved the line “Perennial blunders that crucify the quest for joy”… 😀