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Untitled-For Now

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If you could only place each thing
In its proper place, she said to me,
There! You’d be all set for life
No doubt on that score- even or odd.

If you’d just chart the course
Before you set sail, he said,
There’s no way to get lost,
Even if you wanted to.

There’s always a way- always-
Sometimes the sidewinder way,
The flip-back step, or perhaps
The jog where you are.

Forward seems best, she reminded me.

Advice, aplenty.
Suggestions, sometimes scheming,
To see me get on with it.

Especially when I simply don’t.

I write, and don’t pigeon-hole.
No poetry for me, thank you.
Prosaic and evenness too glib
For a ‘tart’y me.

Still, I give you this. You try.
You’ll never give up too, I know.

How ’bout, I tell you
What patterns there are
In sheer chaos, kaleidoscope-like
The shifting of each particle-sheer energy.

And the journey I take
Shall be by the stars – age-old
And infinite, in their wisdom too
Steady or shifting- they call my gypsy heart.

Yes, forward does seem best,
But how I love to linger in the
Quiet, distant pools of yesterday!
Sigh, sometimes weep, but, feel,

Feel. So much. So very much.

I write. Not neatly.
No method to it.
Ramble, in strips, disjointed idioms
Excessive tautology. I write.

The hyphenated circumstances
That abet this nonsensical whim
To- write- the pages-all in random order
Reel it up, from middle to end and then the beginning…

Leave me clueless as to where it’s headed.

Where I’m headed, for that matter.

No wonder then, it remains, till when,

Untitled – for now.

13 April, 2015

Day#13 of #NaPoWriMo is seriously surrreal. I’ll let you figure this one, and then tell me about it 😀

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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...

12 thoughts on “Untitled-For Now

  1. Refreshing again! 🙂

    Loved how it started nowhere and ended nowhere 😀

    My favorite lines were:
    “What patterns there are
    In sheer chaos, kaleidoscope-like”

    Patterns in sheer chaos and that to as enthralling as in a kaleidoscope! Beautiful!

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  2. ‘Surreal’ and ‘serious’
    Oxymoron obvious
    The first two verses sense
    The rest, for me, too dense
    So, till you title, am oblivious!
    ————————————————
    So there! Titi for tat! :-p

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  3. oooops, there’s an extra ‘i’ there somewhere! :-p

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  4. You have truly untitled the Untitled forever now. 🙂 If I didnt know this was about writing a poem, I would say you described life. I have too many lines that are my favorite.

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  5. Is it a rambling of a person so mad
    or is it the opening of heart of a nomad?
    And figured it out, if someone had had,
    they will know for sure why it is best left unnamed.

    Usha, simply wonderful.

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  7. 373 days later
    There’s no change in stature
    Title not thought
    Outcome not wrought
    But continues to be the comment-baiter!

    Liked by 1 person

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