The Revenant

I have come back from  

the dead to haunt my 

poetry like it haunted me 

when I lived, plaguing me 

with unneeded guilt,  

bringing the harrowing  

parts of my life into focus,  

until I sobbed and sobbed  

because the lucidity never  

brought me catharsis, but 

only added to my distress,  

forcing me to relive the shame  

of betrayal and rejection — 

Roses withering and glass shattering, 

melodies silenced and black tendrils 

creeping out of Hades.  

I will make my lines 

bend and twist and shrivel 

and cry out for mercy,  

to beg to be deleted, but to  

find no answer to their prayers, 

I will burn them with  

acidic wrath, enfeeble them  

with many sicknesses  

until distorted and deranged,  

they try to leap out of the page,  

but find themselves held back,  

pushed with the force of a language  

that I’ve learnt in the afterlife,  

a language that isn’t made up  

of syllables, words and sentences,  

but is something primal, raw,  

and punitive.  

6 responses to “The Revenant”

  1. 😆 This was fantastic. Very imaginative and funny.

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    1. Thank you very much Tanmay 😊. Just me having a little fun. Sometimes you need a break from all that expressing yourself, methinks.

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      1. You should do this more often if it helps you unwind.

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  2. Wow, I feel sorry for the poetry! Very well described, Nitin! 💞


    1. Thank you very much Dawn 😊. Maybe I’ll write a sequel from the poetry’s point of view!

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      1. Well that could be interesting! Look forward to reading that!

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Ordinary Person is a guy who likes to write. He writes fiction, essays, poems and other stuff.


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