Poems by
Shashi Raghunandan

Peace Denied

a poem by Shashi Raghunandan

Every moment is a strain
Pulled down by memories past
Every step is moved in pain
Dragged by seconds that forever last

Every breath is a step closer
To that inevitable end
Every movement heavily strained
By a heart that will never mend

Every word written in blood
From a gash deep within
Every action a hideous whip
As if for a past-life sin

Words around me endlessly float
A mindless babble from a dull crowd
Take me a step closer home
To that peace I have never found.