Ephemeral

The slave drum pounds
The wheel of time is spinning
Black emptiness surrounds me
The pain and anger is swelling

You say everything is transitory
Temporary, nothing lasts forever
The chapter of our story must be closed
Throw it in the fire, you say

I laugh at your words — my once sweet friend
You have forgotten me
And welcomed this hooded larcenist named Reason
Invisible movements that I could not see

You have forgotten the laws of transcendence
Time is a man-made design — an illusory construct
There is no such thing as “day” or “night”
You forgot the continuum, you forgot eternity’s light

You drove me to the most beautiful hill
And then threw me out when the weather turned gray
You left me on the highway with no comfort for my soul
So cold and vacant, you watched me wither away

You flew me to the highest sky
And then kicked me out when you sensed the risk
You let me fall through the clouds with no parachute
Crashing through thorns, you watched me die

You locked me in a chamber of toxic air
And swallowed the key when you figured “this is our fate”
You thought leaving me alone would make it better
Pounding at the glass, you watched me suffocate

Oh how we danced, like a couple of fools and clowns
In some silly costume party — what were we doing all this time?
I should have seen the antagonist named Doubt
Watching our every move and wearing the Reaper’s crown

I should have seen the charlatan
Dressed in the robes of our Love
Whispering in your ears — the lies of Iblis
I should have seen the space, the gap, the distance

You who I called ‘Soul Mate’
How do you turn your back on words of eternity?
How do you live with memories in your heart?
How do you carry on when you see me in this painful state?

O don’t worry, my once-called ‘best friend’
I’ll just fade into the shadows
You just close your eyes
It’s all over now

Be on your way with Reason
With this new man, where new oceans gleam
Say ‘hush’ to any memories of who we once were
Let it wash away like a bad dream

Forget the dead man you left behind

~ Broken Mystic ~

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8 Comments

  1. Farheen said,

    April 26, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    WOW. That is so beautiful and so expressive. I can feel your pain. You’re an amazing poet!!

  2. Amina said,

    April 27, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    from where all this pain comes from? u have nice pen, really…respect!

  3. Chickadee said,

    April 27, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    “Oh how we danced, like a couple of fools and clowns
    In some silly costume party — what were we doing all this time?”

    Great lines. Also, visually, your poem is very interesting. The structure makes it look like a blade with a hilt, pointing upward.

  4. Farheen said,

    April 27, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    Very cool observation Chickadee. I can see it too.

  5. brokenmystic said,

    April 29, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Farheen — Thanks for your comments. It’s good to know that others understand :)

    Amina — all this pain comes from Love. Though it would be unwise to me to say that Love is cruel. I’m not going to let myself drop to that level. I really can’t. I believe Love is a mix of joy and sorrow.

    Chickadee — I agree with Farheen, that was a really cool observation! I didn’t even notice it. I guess the image is very fitting for the poem.

    I just wanted to let everyone know that there is no hatred in this poem — this is just an expression of my pain and sorrow. Yes, there is anger, but if I only keep it within myself, it’s going to make me feel worse. I know there are others who through this, which is why we need people to communicate with one another. We need to inform others that there is help out there, there are people who care, and there are people who will listen. Hmm, I’m thinking about a new blog entry :)

  6. Michele said,

    April 29, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    interesting that you write “we need to inform others that there is help out there, there are people who care, and there are people who will listen”….I wonder if you really truly believe this?

    Best of luck to you – I wish peace for your heart.

  7. Krishna.N.C said,

    April 30, 2008 at 9:47 am

    My Dear B.M,
    A very expressive poem…depicts the saga of your true Love..I am glad that your tender soul found its best reason to write again :) I sincerely hope you are doing fine. There may be dark clouds all around but behind them the Sun still shines :) May your heart be comforted and blessed with all the peace and Love you truly seek.
    With all my heartfelt Love and blessings for you i pray that may He guide you and protect you in all your endeavours…You are truly precious :)
    God Bless you with His Endless Mercies.

  8. Karissa said,

    February 16, 2009 at 4:44 am

    it was great to stumble upon this. thanks.


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