Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Grudges

a simmering thought
held on for too long
unnecessarily brooded upon

born on discords
thrives on egos
burning the edges of personas

a cloudy mist
blocking the thoughts
condensing into invisible walls

deeper cracks
sneaking within, straining
the feelings, resentment reeling

bumpy life
jolts away peace
happiness slowly tumbling

But
how long, do you
hold on to those grudges
and let annoyance grow upon

how long, do you
be blinded of the efforts
getting not pacified at all

how long, do you
not clean the wounds
you’ve given or taken on

how long, do you
writhe and let writhe
ignore aching soul’s calls

how long ??



This post is written as a part of April A to Z Challenge 2014 under Non-Themed category. I am doing two posts for this Challenge and Themed posts can be found here.



26 comments:

  1. If only doing what was good to be done, was as easy as to know what were good to be done :)

    We humans are kind of fools in that respect. Most of us do know that we need to think a bit more positively, and let go of things that hold us back.... It takes a lot of courage and determination to do that. Only if we were courageous enough to do that :)

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    1. You say it all, Mysterio.. If only, we were courageous enough to do that !!

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  2. Very nice line on grudges that we hold too long to our detriment.

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  3. How long can the soul suffer the bashing of your personal ego.
    This was a beautiful post.

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  4. Haa ! Only if we could let them go !!! :)

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  5. I think it's better to cry, hit, pound and let go of the frustration instead of brooding and scratching the wound. Nice one :)

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    1. It sure is Prasanna.. Dont know why people cant let go.. Thanks dear:)

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  6. Oh wow! Wonderful questions raised. I don't hold grudges. I kill the people who caused them, inside my head.

    No person, no grudge. :D

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    1. Haha!! That's a wonderful wonderful way Soumya ;)

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  7. Mesmerizing Jyoysna. There are some emotions that are difficult to let go.

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  8. Nice one Jyotsna. It's tough dealing with emotions sometimes. ..and there's only so much each of us can take

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    1. Thanks Sid. Yes, there is only so much one can take..!! I mean, how long do you suffer the brunt of grudges :(

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  9. Nice thoughts Jyotsna. You have a way with words. Good luck with rest of the challenge.

    http://themagicquill.blogspot.in/

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    1. Thanks a lot Aarthi. Your comment sure made me smile :)

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  10. Those questions- "The How Long" part, elevates this poem into an altogether different level. Brilliant :-)

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  11. I really liked this, particularly:

    "how long, do you
    not clean the wounds
    you’ve given or taken on"

    It reminds us that not only to we make others (and often our own loved ones) suffer, but we also choose to keep our own old wounds open, even if "our aching souls" are crying out in anguish. Why do we do this to ourselves?

    Thank you.

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    1. Thanks a lot Josna. Well, you could say the grudges take over sanity and that keeps us suffering, not allowing us to relieve our 'aching souls' from the pain.

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  12. Very lovely thoughts dear!!! I can so well feel the words you have written!

    ~S(t)ri Writes

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  13. some so intriguing question asked .. thoughtful write :)

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    1. Thanks Ankur. Glad you liked them :)

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