Frozen Pain

Elsy talks of love, hope and pain in this verse exclusively for Different Truths.

She arrayed her dreams
like petals of a rose,
lent them the scent of her hope,
the colour of her joy
and sat back in simper!

Lovely! she told herself,
and went on to dream more dreams.

But then came the frost,
with no sign of warning, freezing
the roses along with her dreams!

She too turned frosty,
but wished to stay the same
for, thawing melts the numbness,
and then it is all pain,
sharp and fierce!

Let frozen pains stay frozen.

A kind word or touch
may thaw the grief,
inducing tears
a taboo to lay bare,
and thereby trigger
an implosion within!

©Elsy Satheesan

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Elsy Satheesan

Elsy Satheesan

Elsy Satheesan, is a retired Professor of English. She had been teaching in colleges under the Govt. of Kerala, India. Currently she resides in Virginia, USA. ‘Random Musings’ is her first volume of poems. ‘Summer Snow’, is theforthcoming one. Her poems have been published in national and international anthologies. Short stories in Malayalam have been published in weekly and fortnightly, in Kerala. Humanity is her religion, and poetry, her passion.
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