Abdul Wahab


>> Unearthing Metaphor


Many a time it happens in your life

The emotion you felt, you cannot express

Tiny in size

And short in span

Yet you are left devastated

With its huge impact



You are desperate

To recover soon from the sickness

It causes upon you

by taking pills of words

But your garrison fails you

You lack ammunition

And that is huge and enough



The worst part of this situation

Is that you keep thinking

While your mouth is shut

And it is getting inflated like a balloon inside

You press the buttons of your key pad

They refuse to type as they are held up in an electronic jam



You keep mum

Your right of expression is denied

You feel cheated, a great injustice done to you

New complication arrives

Another will follow

This is quite not good for your health

Take a loan from my bank of words

This will help you out

from your precarious situation



Now you look around

To pick examples to create an image

But you find none suitable

Nothing comparable with your emotion



You may close your eyes this time

Or look at a thing

Fixing and casting down your gaze

This is what we call doodling

And I call it a poor man's marriage with a Hollywood girl

A casting couch for a new comer

Here you get lots of images in a package

Buy one and get three, totally free

They are complicated and too far fetched



Do not hang your face in disgust, my friend

Take another object in your hand

Talk about it but never give meaning

Despite describing it, make it your mere vehicle

Shift the meaning to what you felt



And a device, wonder, is discovered

We all the artists call it metaphor

The product of inability of man

We take help of it when are unable to expressing directly

And it opens for us

A gate of heaven of creativity

This is enough and surprising

Submitted: Monday, June 02, 2014
Edited: Monday, June 02, 2014

Topic of this poem: metaphor


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