A Place Undiscovered

I yearn for a place undiscovered,
With no one around to talk.
It will just be me unfettered;
I’ll breathe, yawp and walk.

I’ll crinkle the crisp, clean air
And chase after dragonflies;
I’ll wander here and there,
Watching suns set and rise.

I’ll sing in merry solitude,
And dance with unbound joy;
For I’ll have nothing to brood
Over, worry about or cry.⁠⁠⁠⁠

~ Pradeep CE 🙂

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The Edge of Dusk

I am at the edge of Dusk,
With darkness spreading
Its inescapable blanket
Across the crimson sky.

I chaperone the dark Night,
As it creeps in from shadows
Of things inanimate,
Dimming my golden shine.

I sense the growing Evil
Diffusing like poisonous air;
Invisible, but omnipresent,
Clawing it’s way into hearts.

I stand witness in silence,
Frozen and handicapped;
Aware, but unable;
I know not what to do.

I can only kneel in prayer,
Begging for strength,
And hoping for faith
To get me through!

~ Pradeep CE.

Where is Poetry Born?

Long ago,
And lost to thought,
Wondered did I
Where poetry was born.

The evening breeze,
The monsoon rain,
And lofty mountains
I searched in vain.

In mighty seas,
And hidden caves
I searched again,
But in vain.

In mother’s love,
A lover’s eyes,
In nature’s lap,
In sacrifice,

The cradle of poetry
I hoped to find.
But alas,
’twas in vain.

Disappointed,
I sat me down,
The temple of poetry
Never to be found.

Then I realized
I’d always known
The voice of poetry
As my own.

So I closed my eyes,
And looked within.
The home of poetry
I was finally in!

~ Pradeep CE 🙂

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In the Dark

I’m in the dark,
I’ve lost my way.
The light is gone,
I’m left astray.

I shout for help,
But no one comes.
I weep for freedom,
But none can hear.

It’s a time of grief.
I’m a man in pain:
I’ve lost all loving,
I’ve not much time.

Where were you,
In my better days,
Where’d you go
When I could love?

I yearn for things
I’ve lost to the past,
I yearn for all
That could have been.

Oh how I wish
I could turn back time,
And take you
To my former self!

How I wish
I could love again,
Oh how I wish
Now were the same!

~ Pradeep CE 🙂

One Chance

One chance
To hold her hand,
One chance
To hug her close,

One chance
To speak my heart,
One chance
To make amends.

One strand
Of fragile hope,
One life
In penance spent,

For one chance
To hold her hand,
And one chance
To hug her close.

~ Pradeep CE 🙂