Friday, April 5, 2013


(I saw it with audio in mute...and penned these lines, clubbing couple of other themes too. An attempt to write when time is at the mercy of deadlines running at work)

I am the ruler
Assert my being
Choosing my wishes,
Sans strings
I declare a war...
Argue with Jekyll
Against all sanity who define
Life and living
I gulp, often
Lick the drops
Showered on my head
Of my wild song
Choreographed for long legs
Heeled on pounds of flesh
Embracing me
Driving me squint
From the madness of reality
To indulge, escape
Where I could let out
Momentarily, or so...

I don’t care, I don’t care!

I know not
Of flesh and blood
Painted demeanor
To conceal….

Black and White
Commanding the body 
To fetch for days and nights
Life. ... spent...

I don’t care, I don’t care!

I am living, apparently
Momentarily, or so...

I don’t care, I don’t care!

Jekyll resounds
This is the way the world ends
Screams of an empty soul echo

I don’t care, I don’t care!

(I hope I have done a bit of justice to all of the FOUR below)

3WW CCCXXIII – Argue, lick, squint

Poets United Verse First ~ Body

Imaginary garden with real toads Out of Standard - Film School Drop Out Edition

dVerse Poet pub tendered by Victoria C. Slotto - Just Say What You Don’t Mean: Irony


  1. "screams an empty soul echo

    I don't care, I don't care."

    This is indeed powerful fare, Akila. But oftentimes I find that someone who says so loudly that they don't care really does care deeply. One can hope this is true here as well.

  2. My first thoughts: You do care. I care. You tackled the irony and made me give voice. Well done.

  3. smiles...i agree with what mary says..those that scream loudest i don't care are those that deeply care usually

  4. Wow, Akila. What a great idea to "listen" to a video on mute and let it take you where it will. Very nicely written and you've managed to multitask with one poem. Hope the weekend allows you to take a deep breath and relax.

  5. wow...nice intensity in reminds me a bit of the music that is very popular right now...lot of emotion, but also the ambivilence...but i wonder too if it is false bravado to hide true feelings.

  6. The close of this gave me shivers.

  7. I love the resounding and ironic - I don't care refrain ~

    Well done on the prompts ~

  8. An unusual approach, handled very well.

  9. Yes, the "I don't care" seems very ironic.

  10. brilliant attempt akhila! the lines are truly liberating. very nicely written!:)

  11. I DON'T CARE, and yet it all reverberates, it permeates and you have to care

    First Rose

  12. Very passionate fantastic use of the prompts!

  13. I am living, apparently
    Momentarily, or so...

    and I don't care... This poem is really about what is NOT said... nice job.


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