Dear Envy*

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Dear Envy*

A  free verse collaboration with my poetry Queen, my dear soul-sister, my cheerleader and encourager, my lovely friend, Nandita of Manan Unleashed.

*Everyone has his own demon, is yours named envy?

For quite a few times, I’ve written about this deadly sin already. Why? Because I have my own envy-blood running through me.
As we share an intense kind of honesty, Nandita  and I wrote this piece to remind you, and even ourselves, that envy destroys not the one your envious to. It destroys no one but you.


Dear Envy

Like deadly cancer cells
Infiltrating soul
Piece by piece like spell
Digging hollow holes

Your venom spreads
Faster than lightning
You’re the one infected though
poor disillusioned darling

Intense desire
Keeps the evil-me burning
With envious fire
I’m fiercely igniting

Your fires burn
No one but you
I’m free from malice
I’m pure and true

I’m waging war
Against  you
Listen to my roar
It’s my soul’s due

I hope you find peace
Heals your lying scar
truth and love
always win the war

Love begets love
Why can’t I get my part?
Now, I’m a dark dove
Imitating your dear heart

Imitation is the highest
Form of flattery
Thank you for the honour
Dear Envy!

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Thank you Nandita for sharing, again,  your eloquent pen with me. ❤ It is both a delight and an honour, always!

The Seven Deadly Sins of Senryu*

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The Seven Deadly Sins of Senryu*

*A senryu-series collaboration with Melinda Kucsera of In Media Res.

Melinda, an eloquent poetess and a gifted fantasy writer, is the author of epic fantasy adventure Stars and Angel Sing. Visit her blog and take a thrilling journey as she takes you to the enchanted world of Shayari.


Pride

Lionize me now.
There ain’t no vainglory here
I’m the best there is.

Stand tall but know when
it’s your turn to bow down ‘cause–
life’s a turning wheel.

Photo credit: Melinda Kucsera

Thank you for yet another AWESOMe collab Mel! 🙂
Cheers on getting ‘high’ on senryu!

The Seven Deadly Sins of Senryu*

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The Seven Deadly Sins of Senryu*

*A senryu-series collaboration with Melinda Kucsera of In Media Res.

Melinda, an eloquent poetess and a gifted fantasy writer, is the author of epic fantasy adventure Stars and Angel Sing. Visit her blog and take a thrilling journey as she takes you to the enchanted world of Shayari.


Envy

He own things I lack.
She wore leather boots, I want.
Why I lack a lot?

He’s not more lucky.
I don’t need those leather boots.
I don’t covet things.

Photo credit: Melinda Kucsera

More deadly senryu tomorrow…

The Seven Deadly Sins of Senryu*

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The Seven Deadly Sins of Senryu*

*A senryu-series collaboration with Melinda Kucsera of In Media Res.

Melinda, an eloquent poetess and a gifted fantasy writer, is the author of epic fantasy adventure Stars and Angel Sing. Visit her blog and take a thrilling journey as she takes you to the enchanted world of Shayari.


Wrath

Gun locked and loaded.
Chamber a round, set my sights–
unload bullet’s wrath.

Blood pours from killed foe
does it bring equal  justice,
or your mind’s own peace?

Photo credit: Melinda Kucsera

More deadly senryu tomorrow…

The Seven Deadly Sins of Senryu*

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The Seven Deadly Sins of Senryu*

*A senryu-series collaboration with Melinda Kucsera of In Media Res.

Melinda, an eloquent poetess and a gifted fantasy writer, is the author of epic fantasy adventure Stars and Angel Sing. Visit her blog and take a thrilling journey as she takes you to the enchanted world of Shayari.


Sloth

Sun sets and rises,
I’m unmoved in unmade bed,
tomorrow, I’ll move.

Get up, get moving–
ignore the couch, your enemy–
turn off the tv.

Photo credit: Melinda Kucsera

More deadly senryu tomorrow…

The Seven Deadly Sins of Senryu*

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The Seven Deadly Sins of Senryu*

*A senryu-series collaboration with Melinda Kucsera of In Media Res.

Melinda, an eloquent poetess and a gifted fantasy writer, is the author of epic fantasy adventure Stars and Angel Sing. Visit her blog and take a thrilling journey as she takes you to the enchanted world of Shayari.


Greed

Money stacks tower,
casting shadows that lengthen–
extend my power.

Will you be happy,
to sleep  in bed of millions,
locked up, all alone?

Photo credit: Melinda Kucsera

More deadly senryu tomorrow…

The Seven Deadly Sins of Senryu*

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The Seven Deadly Sins of Senryu*

*A senryu-series collaboration with Melinda Kucsera of In Media Res.

Melinda, an eloquent poetess and a gifted fantasy writer, is the author of epic fantasy adventure Stars and Angel Sing. Visit her blog and take a thrilling journey as she takes you to the enchanted world of Shayari.


Gluttony

Calories unseen,
six sumptuous slices still
not enough, more please!

Counting calories–
Eat more lettuce not more cake.
Lock the cookies up!

Photo credit: Melinda Kucsera

More deadly senryu tomorrow…

 

The Seven Deadly Sins of Senryu*

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The Seven Deadly Sins of Senryu*

*A senryu-series collaboration with Melinda Kucsera of In Media Res.

Melinda, an eloquent poetess and a gifted fantasy writer, is the author of epic fantasy adventure Stars and Angel Sing. Visit her blog and take a thrilling journey as she takes you to the enchanted world of Shayari.


Lust

Hands slide down and graze–
erogenous zone ahead–
panties tossed away.

Will you stop or not?
Against her will you should stop,
for your soul’s sake, stop.

Photo credit: Melinda Kucsera

More deadly senryu tomorrow…