Wednesday, March 14, 2007


For I've a fortress around me,
surrounding, closing, binding, enclosing.
For I've been building it a while,
slowly, carefully, painstakingly, deliberately.

The walls engulf, the walls hold,
The walls calm, the walls scold.
A torrent of emotions inside waiting to let go,
The walls, controlling, willing to attack my foe.

For the wall is the mask, the veil,
It disguises the passions within, the gale.
For once in a while, it puts an emotion or two in the gallows,
The voices, inherent, screaming from the hollows.

The walls protect, the walls guide,
The walls preserve, the walls hide.
A fragile beast encumbered, sleeping,
Shouldn't let go, the walls dictating.

For now, the walls of the fortress wither,
weak, tremor, shudder, powerless.
Something corroding, eating away at the wall,
Noxious, malicious, venomous...

The fortress has been a friend, a confidant,
A comrade, a martyr.
The beast wakes up now, to say to all,
I can do without, I can do sans the wall.

For what matters is not the poison,
But the actuality of it seeping unto me.
For now, I realise, I sans fortress, sans walls,
Who will be my salvation, to save me?


Kay Vee said...

We are our way to salvation, our own salvation.

reminds me of headstrong by trapt. not directly related to ur post tho!

singlewheatfemale said...

yeah girl... this is a poem written by yours truly, a few days back.. Hmmm :)
and yes i do agree we are self-messias, no one but no one can save us completely from ourselves...

AlterinG Abhishek said...


Kay Vee said...

oh glad to hav u back! :D
post more often babe!

Shruti said...

Lovely poem...
i like th etittle of ur blog very much..wonderful..
take care...

Sunny said...

Awesome poem! How come you're not famous? [;)]

wildflower said...

lotsa hidden meanings widin huh? :P

My Unfinished Life said...

me and only me is the one else but sometimes even i cannot save myself.........then i be reborn again..but its not the same me.......and i long for the me i lost......but theres no goin back...coz dead dont return ...or do they.....????
nice post u have written...and it inpired the above thoughts in me...keep it up.....