Miseries of a Mediocre Mind

Updated on January 15, 2020
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An engineer-to-be trying to find solace and solitude in writing.

What is it that I crave for?
Unbeknownst to me,
That which makes me yearn and grieve,
Grieve, till grief itself ceases to exist.

I see a void, I feel a void.
A void whose presence haunts the child in me.
I know not what would fill this void,
To flee from it, I plea.

Overwhelmed I am, by pangs of conscience,
Afraid I am, to sleep.
Engulfed I am, by a strong desire,
That once was buried deep.

I doubt not the sooth, of His plans for me.
But my heart continues to throb.
At times, I hear it's reckless beats,
That are soon accompanied by my wandering thoughts.

Talk about tears - I've shed them all,
Talk about dreams - I've burned them all,
Talk about lies - I've heard them all.
Yet, I continue to live.


My moist eyes conceal a story,
My happy smile is a fallacy.
A strange bond I share, with this agony too,
That a day devoid of despair, now seems absurd.

© 2020 Priya Dinesh

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      Priya Dinesh 

      5 months ago from Bangalore

      Thanks a lot, Purvi :)

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      Purvi 

      5 months ago from India

      Great, Priya.

      Very nice poem.

      I like this sentence -

      My moist eyes conceal a story, My happy smile is a fallacy.

      I enjoy it. Thanks for sharing this.

    • Pria Dinesh profile imageAUTHOR

      Priya Dinesh 

      5 months ago from Bangalore

      Thank you :)

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      MG Singh 

      5 months ago from Singapore

      This is a nice poem. I liked it, well done.

    • Pria Dinesh profile imageAUTHOR

      Priya Dinesh 

      5 months ago from Bangalore

      Thank you :)

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      5 months ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      This poem affects our senses and makes an impression. Good work. Thanks.

    • Pria Dinesh profile imageAUTHOR

      Priya Dinesh 

      5 months ago from Bangalore

      Many thanks Lora, glad you liked it :)

    • Pria Dinesh profile imageAUTHOR

      Priya Dinesh 

      5 months ago from Bangalore

      Thanks a lot for the kind words Lorna!

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      Lora Hollings 

      5 months ago

      This poem certainly isn't mediocre! Beautifully crafted with phrases so artfully and sensitively done. Thanks for sharing. Many blessings to you, Priya.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      5 months ago

      Such a powerful and poignant poem Priya. Your writing flows beautifully and depicts the void which we all experience at times. An excellent poem.

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