CHIMERA short poem

Destiny etches our lives

and draws its pictures,

we are but portraits

placed in its layout…

Strange are the ways of fate;

when all is lived  and seen,

when the path to be trod, has been

decided and chosen

then, it unravels one untraveled…

When all hopes and desires

are subjugated to rote,

then there flashes a dream;

a vision unreachable…

Its slave I choose not to be,

to close my eyes

and walk on unwavering,

on footsteps traced ere…

A mirage have I seen,

a chimera in my mind.

But evanescent are these

and reality is to be….

In that bewitching hour

I saw the sun and moon meet

but forever will they be apart

and that is how it has been…

Not the progeny of our creators,

we are, souls that emerge,

out of the nothingness of being

and yet, still live, by the writ…

Tailored thoughts, tutored emotions

rites to be performed,

the chore of breathing

our act of living…(?)

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An unpredictable life with ‘tailored thoughts and tutored emotions’. Chimera is not just a verse, it’s a constant battle with the vacuum of nothingness engulfing the self. Nupur, your words have both, the eyes of reality and the wing of freedom. A thought-provoking piece questioning existence and at the same time evoking a stark sense of self. Brilliant is the word!

Chandrama Deshmukh

Nupur, when I read your poem I often thought ‘Yea. That happens to me too!’.
Love the last four lines. Wish to read more poems from you.

Jayshree Murali

Enraptured ! Nupur , a rivetting read , existential and powerful too… keep them coming…

Funkekeme Akposeye


Archana Kaul

Very well put , and something we all experience at many moments in our life, a tussle between the direction life prods us in and where the heart wants to trod !!