A Quest on Overdrive … :)

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



A slash of Red –
Bled the paper.
Its flow stemmed
By harsh slanting

He’d scored too
Way below par.
He looked up at her
Who’d committed
The murder of his

And sighed.

He did agree
In principle.
But mourned the
Fatal wound
Stymied in lines
All black and blue, now Red.

But, by Jove!
By the Good Lord
(who he trusted no more)
He’d play God
And create a new one.

A free phoenix
That would rise
No matter what singed
His feathered flight of fancy.

A quiet, quelling, murderous
Look, her-wards
Through the screen of lowered lashes;
He turned the bleeding page;

Took up his sword
And marked a bold stroke
Murder Most Foul

Etching in heartfelt angst
The travails of a blunt knife
Painfully keened and quickened-
To finally rise to its intended glory.

Realizing, in the crafting
(an unwelcome truth 😀 )
How it led right back
To himself.

Finding himself, he saw…

The knife sharpener, and the sparks
That lit her eyes.


23 June, 2015 and 12 July, 2015

How some writes come, scribble themselves, then pause, till you find them and solve the riddle they pose for you 😀


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...

6 thoughts on “Rising

  1. If that were her intention
    It certainly got his attention
    The bluntness turned keen
    Awakened sparks seen
    The bleeding slashes no more an attrition!

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  2. With the blue, he thought that he was royal blood
    Till from the cut (or was it a slash) he saw red flood
    One day he will realize that all this has been for his good
    when the world anoints him the king he surely would.

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  3. Surprisingly, I understood the black, blue and red lines 😀 😀
    As Govind says, when the student rises above all of those colored strokes, its a great moment !
    Happy writing Usha 🙂

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