The Liberation

Partly inspired from this painting exhibition(Me Vs Myself by Shailesh Acharekar) I went to with my parents on Sunday , i wrote this poem yesterday as I lay wide awake at 2AM.

Inhibitions of a poor rigid mind barricade me.
This meek soul fighting against conformity.
Left over thorns from yest barb my path.
Bleeding incessantly, I leave no footprints.
I tear open bandages fast & painful.
Exposed wounds accessorizing my limp body.

I bathe in the dim light of uncertainty.
For now I have cleansed my existence.
Dusted complex cobwebs from all
conceivable corners of rooms known.
Rearranged heavy furniture making space for new.
As I lay unnoticed in seemingly endless fields of ice
Liberating me from … Me.

2 thoughts on “The Liberation

  1. Well at least this time you got brevity but if I may ask, what is the reason behind tearing open bandages, bandages are there to heal you.Also you say uncertainty and then go on to mention a sort of revamping which should give one clarity rather than leave doubt.You speak of your residence as if its location must be somewhere in the tundra region, no doubt a reference to coldness of others but then why rearrange the furniture and clean the house if you are going to be unnoticed.

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  2. Dearest Rich,Glad your back home and recuperating.By opening bandages admitting wounds. Accepting them as being there and not being ashamed having wounds.Everyone hurts alike. Uncertainty as in new!For a mind who meticulously plans out every possible detail, letting go is difficult and hence the dimness of uncertainty.I wouldn’t call it revamping…more like ‘clean slate-ing’.When i say rooms known, i didn’t literally mean ‘a actual place’. I meant rooms in my mind.Places in my head where i hold things/memories/beliefs etc.And yes endless fields of ice did mean coldness of the others…unnoticed because I believe i am insignificant.Rearrange furniture and cleanse the ‘rooms’ to make space for new people, for new memories.Washing away stains on the wall for new paintings,if i may.

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