Return of the Profligate

I wrote this for Roy Durham’s Blog chain  for A Poe a tree blog event. This poem can be interpreted in ways such as one seeking to break out from a dystopian world, through the perspective of a reprobate. It is a dark poem like most of my poems where darkness yet is not all about despondency, it is not all about defeat and being diminished. There is certainly an element of “the end” there, but it is characterized by intrigue, by mystery, by a promise of things beyond this world and on the periphery of another.

Return of the Profligate

Narrow strips of red  etched,
pregnant clouds hand overhead.

Murky waters that slap and foam,
against a rock, tis’ like coming home.

Upon that very rock I stand,
gazing out into the sea so grand.

Is it the sinking sun that burns me?
Or the rising moon that taunts me?

Was there a world to which I lost?
there was I remember a bridge I crossed.

Gazing beyond the blood red sea,
the setting sun now beckons me.

Alas! clear all is, all is clear,
amaranthine veins now pulse and quiver.

It is that which quenches thus my thirst,
to ravage and ruin I am ready if that I must.

Every end is a beginning,
and every death a winning.

Fading sun! sinking low in the sea!
It is you now that I beleaguer and tease!

It is you that I now irk!
for tis’ my hour to spread my mirth.

Come! Let me drink, drink you,
let me taste this thick crimson dew.

The night is dark, dark is the night,
that conceals my ills and shelters my plight.

Condemned you are! begone! the denizens  cry,
Hush! defy me not. I am the end and your end is nigh.

please read other contributions below.

Roy Durham
Sulekha Rawat
Rimly Bezbuarah
Alpana Jaiswal
Bonnie Parker Gayadeen
Melissa Tandoc
Jessica Mokrzycki


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9 Responses to “Return of the Profligate”

  • Roy Durham says:

    very eloquent and deep the line “Gazing beyond blood red sea,
    the setting sun now beckons me.” paints a beautiful picture. great poem you did get the mystic of the the sea beautifully. thank you this is one you should publish its that good. thank you and god bless

    • Yoshay says:

      awww that is so nice of you Roy. Thank you for such a wonderful comment. I am really glad you liked it :)

      • chimilama says:

        Dear Yosh! i went through your beautiful
        poem.It is dark yet it mingles with the beauty of philosophy.I admire you eminencely. You play with the words so beautifully,which is very rare.Keep it up my love. Mom.

  • sulekha says:

    Lovely, dark and deep poem. Loved it Yoshay, mere words don’t do justice to your art. Gripping from beginning to the end.

    • Yoshay says:

      Thank you from the heart Sulekha. You are one of those who have alway supported and appreciated my work. You are one of those who unceasingly inspire me. Thank you!

  • Kriti says:

    I don’t know what to say Yoshay – words really are failing me – You are just fascinating – unbelievably good…

  • vimax says:

    I think you should use more images on your blog, but besides that, it is really great. Cheers.

  • Nilu says:

    Wow Yoshay di i had no idea… this is really good… thank you for checking out my blog… its mostly rants about me and my silly thoughts… but you here is amazing… where have you been hiding this talent I wish I had known about this when you were in KTM we could have had serious talks… hehe… best wishes di… m glad I know your blog now I will be checking it often…

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