Shadow, or: Sunlight

Poetry Partners #84

A poem by Iswar Kar of ‘Journey called life’

I was trapped in a trap
It was my darkest part
My body and soul were torn apart
I cried in pain but in vain.

Eyes flooded in tears
Face reddened in fear
Tummy cried in hunger
Heart saddened in sorrows.

I was tortured day and night
The torture broke all heights
I thought the sky fell on me
And a monster engulfed me.

I prayed to God all the time
To show me the light
And give me strength
To break the trap and live again.

I have lost my love My life
But learnt a lesson to fight
for life and never quit
And I am quiet like a sea.

I regret I repent
For all mistakes
But gone is gone
Can't be undone
I have to move on.

A sijo by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’

soul and body ripped apart, 
the one lies shattered in the dirt;
aching, salt-burned eyes sight
jagged shards of beaming sunlight;
gingerly, fingers rotate a one;
reveal one self still whole

‘What do you see’ Prompt #134

For Sadje’s weekly #WDYS prompt, she offered the photo below (taken by Amine M’Siouri) as inspiration for writers to produce art.

Image credit:
Amine M’Siouri @ Pexels

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!


List of Poetry Partners

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