Combat

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I am constantly trying to write more about personal experiences which I think most people can relate to and also to try new poem writing styles. So I really hope you like this poem of mine!

Combat
By Meher Gandhi

I’ve always known that,
Sitting cozy in one corner of the room,
With a book in hand, a mug, and all that,
Always results in a rest not in vain.

My ideas and learnings,
Have never really proved wrong,
But, why is it that I suddenly feel the burning,
Almost as if my head’s hit with a dong?

My eyes burn, and I swear,
I never had my vision worse,
Am I thinking? Or is it just bare?
Is it a side-effect of some act of uncare?

Wasn’t I just sitting idle?
And oh, the rattling floor beneath me!
My mind is running off its course,
I wonder if this is the disaster everybody can see.

Hang on and let me decide,
Is it happening inside or outside?
Sweat and shame, they’re coming to me.
Is it the hunting wolves coming for me?

“Scream and shout,
As much as you can, be loud.”
My mind has stopped giving me new orders,
I wonder if I have crossed all the sane borders.

I am trying to gain balance because the Earth’s off it.
My breath has shied away,
“I promise I am not evil.”
“Goodness is what you gave away.”

Not about self-pity and all the useless things,
But, I really hope someone could see,
Did someone ring the bell?
Or have I gone invisible and unheard completely?

Out of breath and beat,
I stand, not feeling the burn of spilt coffee,
Trying to feel my ice-cold hands and feet,
“Where is the damned door knob?”

“Do the counting and relax. One, two, three,
Wait, what was the counting again?”
It is not that easy,
Wish I could wake up from this dreamy reality.

Slowly, things are tuning in,
My vision and I are getting back to normal,
‘Normal’ isn’t really the word for me.
‘Normal’ is the new ‘abnormal’, I believe.

Goodness gracious and all the sweet Lords!
Didn’t I scream at all?!
Because I can see nobody here as such,
“Won’t you ever learn? You’re expecting way too much!”

I never knew that I was due for such a shake,
So here I am, sitting on my couch feeling the ache,
With a book in hand, a broken mug, and all that.
It has all resulted in words and combat.


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Meher

Published by: Meher Gandhi

Hello to all the readers and writers out here! I am Meher Gandhi. I am a dreamer and a wanderer, dreaming of a world made of words and wandering in a land of my own scribblings. I am constantly scribbling my reveries and all the secrets I unearth while living, sometimes it’s on paper, most of the times, it’s mental notes. WordPress is a great platform to showcase the art of writing be it on the spot or else. I am loving this work of writing blogs, reading your blogs, commenting on them, receiving the likes, comments and valuable suggestions. It is all so fun! I am a teenager who loves to read and write. I am a positive person and so are my scribblings. If you want to connect with me then, head over to the contact page in the “my pages” section! Would you like to join me in for a walk in my land of scribblings? With love, Meher.

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24 thoughts on “Combat”

  1. This is really good! I do like how the poem goes full circle with the book and the mug, and I sense you are trying to communicate the various thoughts that make up the combat, and they feel very personal and expressive, if that makes sense 🙂

    I posted a poem on my blog a few days ago. It is nothing like as good or as long as the poems you write, but I would really love you to read it.

    https://stephenwriterblog.wordpress.com/2018/08/18/poetry-where-did-the-time-go/

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    1. Oh, thank you so much! I am glad that you’ve rightly understood what I wanted to portray! Yes, it is inspired from passional experiences and I’ve definitely tried to make it as expressive as possible.

      Will surely read your poem and let you know!

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  2. OMG! So relatable.. I guess we all struggle with these combats in our day to day lives but the way you have expressed them is so wonderful! Loved it! Way to go girl.. may the power be with you🙏🏻

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