A New Beginning

 

In time

When darkness spills darkness

And one lives in a broken nest of alphabets

Where mother bird is a swear word-

All I can do is

Learn to stop saying yes

When I don’t mean it-

All the while

Wearing a homely smile-

The new button-

 

 

Posted for Susan’s Midweek Motif ~ Starting Over @ Poets United

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15 thoughts on “A New Beginning

  1. To move past the frozen responses is quite a feat when life breaks and you are forced to start over. This image will stay with me forever:
    “When darkness spills darkness
    And one lives in a broken nest of alphabets
    Where mother bird is a swear word . . . “

  2. Let NO be your friend. When you become a curmudgeonly old woman you can say NO to everything and never give a reason. NO homely smiles either. Just hiss… It’s fantastic:)

  3. Perfectly worded, tight poem, that sings with astonishing images …. a broken nest of alphabets and mother bird is a swear word? — wow, just stunning …
    this is just such a wonderful, layered poem – I can (and will) read this repeatedly, all day – because it just hums a bright song, even for its own darknesses.

  4. Oh they are such strong images, Sumana, the darkness spilling darkness and the ‘broken nest of alphabets / Where mother bird is a swear word’. This situation is so familiar to one who has never learnt to stop saying yes and always wears a homely smile. I definitely need a new button!

  5. “Learn to stop saying yes / When I don’t mean it-” Yes, yes and yes…the difficulty of a simple No. You nailed it!

  6. That new button is much needed. Luv your images, particularly “And one lives in a broken nest of alphabets”
    HAPPY NEW YEAR
    thanks for dropping by my blog

    Much🎉love

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