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Sunday, November 20, 2011

ALONE NO MORE





ALONE NO MORE


The icy wind lashes…
She stands bracing
As it stings her eyes,
Teeth chattering,
Bones cold to the marrow,
She waits…
Rubbing her hands
For that illusive warmth
Her mind seized
With anxiousness,
An impending disappointment
Looms heavily in the air…
The dark shadowed mountains
Wait, watching silently
Vigilant like her
For the story to unfold…

   
The fog of uncertainty
Thickens…
As darkness swallows
Her lonesome self…
Every waiting moment ticking
Seems like a heavy
Crushing lifetime…
Her still warm heart
Telling her to believe…
He will come
But fear lurks
 Stealthily biding, to consume her
Somewhere in the dark
A howl shatters the
Cold dark night…
Is it an animal?
Or did that inhuman
Wail escape from her
Tormented soul?

 
She shivers…
Hope and Doubt
Dance in tandem
In desperation she holds on
To happy memories
Of them…
But as time trudges…
Her wavering heart
Gives way
Till not a flicker of light
Remains…
It is plunged in darkness
Numbed and chilled
She looks for him
In the swirling distance
One last time…
Emptiness beckons her
And she turns away

When…
A presence….
Strong warm fingers
Intertwines her cold
Listless ones….
Startled a moan
Escapes her cold lips
Disbelieving and believing
She is drawn towards
A heart beating for her…
He smiles
His love filled eyes crinkling…
She lays her head
On his expansive heart
Finally resting her weary soul…
Alone no more








60 comments:

  1. Alone no more... that is right. :)

    A

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  2. It's good to see that she is not alone anymore.Loved the ending, happy and positive. Great going, Outlier, keep on smiling :)

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  3. Knew you would like it Outlier for the positive ending. Thank you

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  4. I'm glad of the transition here ~ from disbelief to hope. It brings another energy to your poem and I definitely appreciate the positivism love gives...

    Alone no more definitely...

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  5. Poignantly beautiful! I, too, am glad for the happy ending! :)
    Blessings, Rimly!

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  6. Loneliness is not a desirable option, but often it helps to unclog one's mind. And maybe this is the time for you to recollect your thoughts and be yourself.To dare to live alone is the rarest courage, since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet.You are a winner,and a fighter...you will survive..love u always.

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  7. Beautiful ending....very profound Rimly.

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  8. another Gem from that treasure- trove named Rimly's mind!
    -PORTIA

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  9. This is brilliant piece of poetry Rimly!!

    I specially loved the end...ths shows faith in ur heart!!

    God Bless U!!
    Love
    Mani

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  10. Wonderful, happy endings are so cool. I love the way you write.<3

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  11. Excellent...I like that! Alone no more :)

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  12. she is alone no more because if him...but what is she with herself..does she depend on him for her love of herself...As always...XOXOXOXOXO

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  13. Love always makes everything beautiful Melissa. Thank you Melissa

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  14. Who doesnt love happy endings Martha? We all look forward to living happily ever after.Thank you so much for your comment

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  15. Alpana love has an uncanny way to seep into your heart and true love never fails. This is what this poem is all about. Thank you so much. Love you sis

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  16. Thank you Janu for your comment

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  17. Portia thank you for your comment

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  18. Mani one has to have faith in love and never give up believing in it. Thank you for your lovely comment

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  19. Happy endings...yes we all love them Jan. Thank you

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  20. Yes Nelieta alone no more. What a good feeling that is. Thank you

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  21. Bonnie unless we love ourselves we can never truly love another. So one does not depend on another's love to love oneself. Thank you. xoxo

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  22. Rimly I loved the way you used the unpredictableness of the storm to illustrate her "waiting" ...and not unlike the wind in the storm..her mind being tossed around within her own doubts and fears...yet hoping still for a break in the storm and the sun to shine through...bringing warmth back to her soul. The photo's reflect perfectly what is going in her mind. Your phrase " Or did that inhuman wail escape from her tormented soul"...takes you down to the depths of despair...her darkest moment...that glimpse of hopelessness... it is only when we surrender that we make room for that "Light" to shine again."Finally resting her weary soul, alone no more.".... beautifully written from one who understands...this is the power of your heartfelt words...my dear friend...Always..

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  23. Every one is more lonely these days than before. Don't know where we are carrying our self to. Every one is carrying the burden of un-sh arable thoughts....no one know where we are heading to indeed. Perhaps towards a more lonely our self than ever before.....

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  24. Sweet Rimly, I was feeling her anticipation and fear, the numbing loneliness and desire. I was so happy that he came to her. Wow, you really pulled me in on this one. I know that we must love ourselves first but sometimes love helps us along and shows us how to do that. Love is the best teacher.

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  25. Ravenmyth every time I write something I look forward to your comment because you have this amazing understanding of the human psyche. When you comment on my posts I feel you see through me, for what I am, for what I am trying to express through my words. And you do it with love, sensitivity, compassion and understanding. Thank you so much for being such a friend.

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  26. Hi Islam thank you for visiting and commenting. Yes you are right about people being lonely these days, there is an alienation as people are becoming more and more busy coping with life. But amidst all this loneliness if you look hard you will find like minded people to share your thoughts. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment

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  27. Lucky are those Leah. She was indeed loved for him to come for her. Yes you are right love is indeed a great teacher. Thank you so much

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  28. Thank God he came!! I read with racing heart too...beautiful!!

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  29. I wish all love stories would end that way Swati, but most dont. Thank you my friend

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  30. Emotions emerge when 'alone' creeps in...and changes when it is occupied by another!....

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  31. How true Savira. Thank you so much

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  32. Touched me deep. Wonderfull expression

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  33. Thank you Jerly for your comment

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  34. As always your words are able to stir every emotion. That was like riding a roller coaster, you moved us and that is the magic that you bring to us your readers.

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  35. You captured that moment exactly when you think you've been left alone and no one is coming and then twist it round right at the end - perfectly. This was really great to read Rimly, Ilove it.

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  36. Beautifully crafted as always!! Grabbed me by the lapels from the outset and held on until the wonderful end

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  37. Some poets would have ended it here:

    A howl shatters the
    Cold dark night…
    Is it an animal?
    Or did that inhuman
    Wail escape from her
    Tormented soul?

    Happy ending - yah!

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  38. Thank you Larry for your magical comment.

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  39. Yes SJ, I was just imagining the sudden lifting of her heart when she had just about given up hope. Thank you so much for your comment

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  40. Thank you David for your lovely comment

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  41. Yes Debra thank god for happy endings. Thank you so much

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  42. Wow truly stunning write, such wonderful imagery and great use of the pics to convey the feeling even more.

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  43. Hey Pat thanks a ton for visiting and commenting. Loved your poem too.

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  44. Glad that she is alone no more. I wonder at those who craft poems day after day. Truly a gift and I don't have that. Blessed you are :)

    Joy always,
    Susan Deborah

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  45. Thank you Susan. I cannot write day after day Susan. I can only write when I feel it in my heart.

    Love

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  46. yaaayyyyyyyyyyyy happy ending! I was scared he would never show up! But besides that - where the hell does so much pain and beauty coexist in one person!!?? It comes out in every word you type and every turn you take. Its fantastic : )

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  47. Thank you Kriti for this wonderful comment. He had to come for the sake of love. xoxo

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  48. she gathered courage while turning her thoughts to all the positives.. loved it Rimly.. beautifull described <3 <3

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  49. Thank you Monu. Glad you enjoyed it

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  50. beautiful R!
    i could finally comment. phew!

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  51. A passionate poem with nice ending!

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  52. Thank you Sukanya. Yes finally I can see your name instead of anonymous

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  53. Thank you Rahul for visiting and commenting

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  54. Hello.
    WoW! What a journey of emotions.
    Beautiful all the way through. Love always overcomes in the end...I'm a sucker for happy endings. ;-)
    Awesome write Rimly.
    Thanks for visiting & directing me here.

    I'm happy to see you at the Party too. I thought you weren't going to turn up!

    A Sweet, Spanish Flower

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  55. So am I Andy. But happy endings, or at least endings that we expect dont always happen. Thank you so much for your comment

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  56. What a great happy ending! I want one of those!!! :) :) Beautiful poem.

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  57. Me too Rachel!!! Thank you for commenting

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  58. lovely ending....indeed alone no more...i loved the pics used too...:)..

    p.s.-i m ur 100th follower..:)

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  59. Yipeee I was waiting who would fill that number. Thank you my 100th follower, Vaisakhi. Thank you for visiting and commenitng

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