sathya narayana

Rookie - 175 Points (12-06-1958 / Nellore, Andhra Pradesh)

My Dark Nights - Poem by sathya narayana

At the distant verge of the horizon
Slowly submerging is the weary Sun
With reddened face
Bidding grudging adieus
To his day long drudging
Brooding over mandatory next come

I stood there staring at Him
I wanted to say “don’t depart”
In an automatic reflex
I lifted my right hand aloft!
Nay! He didn’t stop! I wept!

As feared reemerging are my
Horror-ogres, with creepy insurgence
A dirge from distant mountain range
Barged inside my fragile core
With harrowing clangour

Oozing out acid-reminiscenses
From burrows of my bruised past
Started corroding once more
My already well-abraded heart

The dark thickets of moonless night
Are thickening my tiresome thoughts
I wriggle on my bed like a sloughing serpent
In an insomnic discomfort getting ready
For deadly duels with my night spirits

My only hope! A quick crack of dawn!
To restart my histrionics and harlequinade
Amongst my people; and dazzle one more day
Making fun and pleasing everyone
With my feigned charm and exuberance
Dreading inside the night at imminence

Comments about My Dark Nights by sathya narayana

  • Rookie - 56 Points Lazarus Gurdian (10/2/2014 8:40:00 PM)

    This is cool! (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 12 Points Eric Mwenda (8/19/2011 4:34:00 AM)

    Very true of many lives (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Merna Ibrahim (10/19/2009 10:22:00 AM)

    Yes, I agree that it's really meaningful poem...Merna. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 77 Points Surya . (9/12/2009 5:08:00 AM)

    really a poem with meanings. wonderful write.
    surya (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,848 Points Ken E Hall (5/6/2009 4:38:00 AM)

    In the mind you have opened up the bed chamber of dark nights which I'm sure everyone has experienced... and carved out reality dreams with stark reality...++++++10
    an' thanks (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Brett Ackerman (5/1/2009 1:29:00 PM)

    I come away from this writing with a feeling of an altered state of one's own mind after a vigorous session of excruciating nightmares or even some frightening dissection of the human psyche. Even still, there's alot mind-crossing metaphors that go back and forth against the backdropp of revelation that roots your references of darkness and light that make it appealing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie ****tamara Hanaring.****** , A Thought Mate, (4/25/2009 2:48:00 AM)

    a powerful poem filled by sad images which very well expressed. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie ****tamara Hanaring.****** , A Thought Mate, (4/25/2009 2:46:00 AM)

    a powerful poem filled by sad images which very well expressed. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Cristy Upshaw (4/24/2009 10:09:00 PM)

    You express yourself with great certainty. Very powerful and insightful read. Emotion filled words that flow with wonderful word usage and imagery. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Cindy Kreiner Sera (4/23/2009 1:13:00 PM)

    Your play of sounds and words - impression of darkness and fear makes this a thought provoking read - Thank you.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Lee Crowell (4/23/2009 5:58:00 AM)

    very nice poem
    wish I could have written it myself
    ever hear of the 'Ra' the Egyptian sun god? I make reference to him in my write 'god poem' (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Malcolm The Last. (4/22/2009 7:03:00 AM)

    Man, this poem deserves a position higher than number 175. well done. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 776 Points Marilyn Lott (4/21/2009 4:16:00 PM)

    This is very dramatic and animated. You did an excellent job in description. A '10! '

    Best Wishes,
    Marilyn (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (4/21/2009 7:55:00 AM)

    extraordinary imagery in that poem..a perfect piece...10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Paige S (4/20/2009 1:27:00 PM)

    Very well done! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 1 Points Sandra Martyres (4/19/2009 11:33:00 PM)

    An awesome poem with beautifully clear imagery...Congratulations MVS...on this wonderful piece (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 431 Points Ravi A (4/19/2009 11:56:00 AM)

    First of all, let me congratulate you for coming to this rank. A good piece with a positive end. Sun is the giver of life and when it is gone, our world is practically lost. When the dawn reappears in the East, we are once again back to life and our routine. Every day is the gift of God, so to say. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,698 Points Marie Shine (4/19/2009 10:54:00 AM)

    A well written poem which depicts how fear overtakes some people who find it difficult to be alone with their fears at night.
    A 10 from me. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Naidz Ladia (4/19/2009 9:48:00 AM)

    hi dear...i will congratulate you for this piece...i really appreciate the way you put into words your insights bout dark nights..
    naizz (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,216 Points Seema Chowdhury (4/18/2009 12:09:00 PM)

    excellent.....very nice poem. congratulations on getting your poem selected in top 500. you certinly deserve it. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 22, 2008

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 1, 2009

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