A Quest on Overdrive … :)

An eccentric rambler on life's lessons and mercies, found and lost… :)

Literally, Figuratively


From the beginning of the start
To the ending of the close

The tautology of my life
Pales into the colourless.
The synonimity of each day
Blends the same flavour.
Most often.

So I’m rummaging for newness
Trying to read between the lines
Picking at the petrifying thoughts
In the basket case I’m becoming.

Seeking a fresh persona
From the foxy oxymoron
Of a nervously brave, but
Bravely foolish woman
I seem to be.

From rhythmic metres
And the cacophony of rhyme
Onomatopoeic in grunts and sighs
In the sibilance of loss
Sometimes thumping drumbeats
Of ecstasy gone awry…

The metaphor that life has become
Is getting mighty hard to unravel.

Till then-
Let me address myself
In supposed hypbole…

“The Unresolved Poem”

15 June, 2013
😀 Welcome to the nerdy rambler’s riot of misplaced misunderstood logic of life in literary overdose. 😛
PS – Google does a great job of giving you definitive definitions on some of the over-the-top figures of speech used in the write. 😀

Author: Usha Pisharody

A rambler, pretends to be a teacher, loves to dream, and go on Quixotic Quests in the Realm of Romance With Life...

19 thoughts on “Literally, Figuratively

  1. Oh I get you, My life fluctuates between Hyperboles and Litotes


  2. I’ll grab a thesaurus and be right back..:) Liked the ring of it..


  3. nice word play Usha! I was searching for a dictionary to fathom what onomatopoeic & sibilance meant..but, love the structure of the poem


  4. Eureka! 🙂 Onomatopoeia.


  5. Quite an appropriate result from what god wanted you to know


    • Woah. Hrishikesh, now that you mention it (I quickly scrambled down my timeline 😛 ) I guess it does. Thank you for making the reminder! I don’t know about appropriate though. It’s just one of those days and one of those writes 🙂


  6. I actually ended up using the Visual Thesaurus. 😀
    Disadvantages of being a techie…we only understand bits and bytes. 😦


  7. What oozes out is the melancholy
    of the emptiness in harmony
    and more vividly the agony
    of life having to advance only through monogony.

    Does it make any sense? I didn’t want it to. 🙂 Go figure it out!!!


    • Govind, it always makes sense: your perspectives 🙂
      LOL @ monogony. 😀 (Psst. had to look it up. Have lost touch with the Science lessons!)
      Figured it out :D, after the dictionary reference 😀


  8. Life. Expressed so beautifully and meaningfully in a few words. I can relate to this so much especially as life indeed seems to be getting harder to unravel each day. Superb post, Usha Di. 🙂


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