Ishaisms, Poetry

Elements

I don’t know what I’m doing or where I stand
before these waves on this forlorn strand
will the waters inundate me and make me flow
or the wind push me away with its aerial force?

Lost in this giant abyss and life’s unbearable heat
I long for the shade, the faraway streets
exhausted beyond endurance, suffered beyond suffering
lone, melancholy, a troubled, broken thing…

Water, carry me now, or Earth, swallow me whole
Fire, leave no traces behind, when to the Air, you let me go…

Β© Isha Garg

48 thoughts on “Elements”

  1. The last stanza is gut wrenching, the ultimate surrender… makes me appreciate every single gasp of air that counts down to the last. Poetry is a word conglomerate, but heartfelt poetry like this makes me contemplate life and it’s very meaning. Bravo dear Ishu!πŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸ–ŠπŸ’œπŸŒΈ

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    1. This was almost not posted because I thought it too simple and abstract, Diana! This was heartfelt indeed… Sometimes such poetry is an outlet for me and its effect therapeutic. I always look forward to what you have to say, with love and gratitude πŸ’ŸπŸ˜˜β€

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      1. Writing is the best therapy … well maybe second best after a bubble bath with a tray of delectable chocolate truffles nearby …. πŸ˜‡πŸ«πŸ’‹ My dear friend, jokes aside… to write is to live fully! πŸŒΉπŸ˜ŠπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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  2. I long for the shade, the faraway streets.. what a lovely line, this poem may be short but its impression on the reader is not so. The imagery and the ending lines seem to be coming out of someone who is indeed suffering beyond redemption.

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  3. My God. One after another. Don’t want to put pressure on you, but your compose one beasuty after another. This was wonderful. Sigh. Loved it from start to finish; but the second stanza resonated with me, especially the line: I long for the shade, the faraway streets.

    Wonderful.

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    1. Oh I’m so glad Drew! Your comments are always so heartfelt and therefore, all the more cherished. I’m saddened that you relate to that paragraph.. This was written in one of my lowest moments recently – that line, I relate to most too. In fact, it was the first line I wrote.. Then created the poem around it.

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      1. Oh, I am so happy you said that about how you compsed this. I write most of my poems after composing the finalk line first. Then, I work my way backwards.

        This poem was soulful. It really touched me. And that is what a great poet does.

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