Thursday, May 05, 2011

Poem: The Great Escape

Run, run, run
She tells me to run
Pull a turtle
Hide in your shell
Dig, dig, dig
Bury your head in the sand
Fly, fly, fly
Oh fly away

Sing, sing, sing
Sing your lonely tunes
Cry, cry, cry
Cry in your room
Flee, flee, flee
Looks like a rough road ahead
Be, be, be
Anyone but you

Sniff, sniff, sniff
I wipe my face on my sleeve
Swish, swish, swish
Dust off the lint from my skirt
Clap, clap, clap
Urge my spirits to lift
Crush, crush, crush
Crush thoughts of defeat

Turn, turn, turn
Face the girl in the mirror
Flex, flex, flex
See how her muscles flex!
Whoosh, whoosh, whoosh
Breathe in resolution
Hold, hold, hold
I give myself a hug

Love, love, love
Think of them that love me
Call, call, call
Even the voicemail is a friend
Think, think, think
Of the goofy smiles and happy times
Win, win, win
This battle inside my head

Far, far, far
Her voice now sounds far away
Fade, fade, fade
Let the ache fade to naught
Run, run, run
At the door that locked me in
Free, free, free
I make my great escape

(c) VedicVerses (Rucha Gokhale)

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