Rumination

From torn sketches to lost books, it has been a tedious ride. I remember the wind in my hair and sunlight on my face as I rode my bicycle to school and the tears that ran down my cheeks because of broken things. I’ve travelled miles of years from dusk till dawn, bound to people and lines that were drawn. Freedom, a dream that once was still remains more far fetched than ever.

The letters I’ve written failed to fly; the birds that carried had no wings but mouths yet I looked up at the clouds with eyes filled with hope. The water that washed my skin refused to take my sins; the food I ate looked tastier in the plate. Thoughts remained thoughts and actions killed them; thoughts that survived massacred the will. There is no refuge when a war rages inside, I look in the mirror and sympathy dies.

55 thoughts on “Rumination

  1. “The letters I’ve written failed to fly; the birds that carried had no wings but mouths yet I looked up at the clouds with eyes filled with hope. ” “There is no refuge when a war rages inside,” WOW! MOST wonderful. i was a student of Agriculture. We were Para-Vets if there was this category available and trust me it was hard work tying the wounded animals and inject them. The Hindi word that immediately came to me reading your title जुगाली {jugali} = RUMINATION. And when I read thru It was a wrong parallel, I knew immediately. It was Reflection perhaps, a rare rambling of thoughts going back and forth, undigested, semi-digested and some digested with trouble. It made good reading, trust me and I am not one to appreciate easily. My compliments and thanks for sharing. Regards. Jay

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    1. You were a student of Agriculture? That’s nice. My grandpa is a retired veterinarian and I’ve seen him treating animals. I was around wounded animals too. Maybe you were referring to the cow chewing on something but here, I meant deep and continuous pondering. Thank you for your time. 🙂

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