Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

Killing the Immortal

Caged bird
I will cut your feathers
And let you free, forever.
Old prisoner
I will slay your throat
And let you escape from here.
Little kid
Hand me your kite
And play with rifles instead.
Solitary girl
Sing me songs of mourn
For I will kill your mother now.
White teddy
Close your eyes tight
As I rip off your cotton bod.
Brave sailor
Laugh and rejoice
Until I draw a hole in your boat.
Wounded warrior
Count your last breaths
As I finally shoot this arrow.
Sweet baby
Smile once more, and last
As I snatch you away and throw.

Cut my feathers and I shall bleed
I won’t fly but the blood shall flow
And sow the seeds of a resilience new.

Slay my throat and I shall cry
I won’t say but I shall be heard
And a voice of courage shall rise.

Give me the rifle and I shall fire
I won’t aim but I shall shoot
And the bullet shall hit you instead.

Kill my mother and I shall weep
I won’t sing but tears shall flow
And rocks shall melt, and so shall you.

Rip me off and I shall wait
I won’t see but the cotton shall be free
And be woven again to form your shroud.

Draw a hole and the boat shall sink
I won’t cry but million would do
And tears of blood shall flood your dreams.

Shoot the arrow and I shall die
I won’t count but breath shall be gone
And another shall point to you.

Throw me away and I shall sleep
I won’t smile but doomsday would
And haunt till the end of your life.

ra_viceslicedResponse poetry by Arindam Saha for bizarre.beep.sleep. Thank you, introvert, for killing ‘vice‘ in your own amazing way.

Title credits: Introvert. 🙂

12 responses

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  4. Awh, this is awesome. 😀
    Especially the response poetry. I read it in the comment section, and I wished you’d consider publishing it. :3

    December 19, 2013 at 3:31 pm

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  6. Aah… Now I notice… You are Welcome

    December 19, 2013 at 7:32 pm

  7. Maria…I have been reading your writings lately aur her new writing perhnay k baad I think how far this little girl has to go on the road to maturity in writing and wonderful-ness ! Trust me…you have improved a LOT ! This write-up of your’s was equally amazing…..Love your ideas, how you have gathered the cruelness and cold facts of the world in a magical way…. and Arindam, as always has given this poem a completeness…..In his unique style he has injected positiveness and hope in it. Love his combined effort of both of you….. Best of luck 🙂 Love.

    December 20, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    • ‘injected hope’, that’s really what he has done.
      Thank you for your encouragement, Lala Rukh. Kinda needed this. And thank you for staying around.. 🙂 I’m glad you like them.. Best wishes ❤

      December 22, 2013 at 4:38 pm

      • Best wishes to you too ! Ab me yahan aa gae hun tu tum ghaeb ho gae ho 🙂 Come back and write please.

        December 23, 2013 at 3:26 am

        • 🙂 I’ll write soon Inshaa Allah. Your new blog is totally amazing!

          December 23, 2013 at 2:35 pm

          • Thank you Maria tumhari kami hai wahan 😉

            December 24, 2013 at 5:31 pm

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