Thursday, January 27, 2011

blazing through the maze

Image: Tess Kincaid
we must 
so with eyes steady
with purposeful strides
we blaze through this maze 

we must 
so in time we will find us at the exit 
clutching our possession portfolios
eyes unaccustomed to the light

we must
so until then
let's all pretend 
we know where we are going

© 2011 Padmavani Karkera

This poem is in response to the image prompt at


  1. I loved the last part especially. "Until then, let's all pretend..." You saw this photo and saw a journey. Great job.

  2. Love this, especially the last stanza. Beautiful imagery.

  3. There is a great deal of pretense in life. Really enjoyed this piece.

  4. Sioux, Reflection and Tumblewords,

    When three incredibly talented women such as yourselves (I have read your blog posts)leave a compliment behind, I feel humble and elated.

    Thank you!

  5. How beautiful!! That was very well said Padmavani!

  6. Thank you for sharing Pessoa; it was a good thought for the day (an hour of it atleast) :)

    Thanks Vidya! I am still feeling happy that you read and commented on 'till death do us part'

  7. That's exactly what you tend to do when you're a bit lost - pretend you know where you're going :)

  8. Wonderful words written with such depth and awesome thoughts.

    zeroing into the arrow

  9. Thanks for dropping by Sue :) your poem made me laugh! Very cool...

    Gautami, you write very intensely, I have read quite a few of your poems.

    Keep visiting both! Thanks again.

  10. Delightful! Especially this: 'Let's all pretend/ we know where where we're going'. Makes me reflect on the saying, I think and feel, therefore I am.

  11. Oh.. I liked the blunt honesty here!! Brilliant!!
    The tone was intense and so very reflective...
    Really liked this take on the Mag!


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