Cryptic Poetry

Cryptic Poetry

Cryptic poetry,
Words, verses and stanzas of ill health.
Diseased relations of tarnished bonds.
Gilded cage :
Steep stairs leading to faulty four walls,
Compressing slowly under a cemented ceiling.
It’s a gilded cage.
More than a decade of recycled retorts,
Of icy insults,
Of unanswered prayers,
Of toxic tempers,
And once taut tethers in knots.
The voice in her head is on fire.
Faded feelings,
Of forgotten felicity
Are a fuel to these flames.
But, she’s now doused in the rain.
Words in the white of her eyes.
Verses on the bridge of her nose.
Stanzas at the crevice of her lips.
Ill health dissolves into clinical calm.
No need to bleed to feel,
Birthing what you now read ;
Cryptic poetry.

-Megha Bhartiya, InkSoakedSoul πŸ’œ

Β© Megha Bhartiya, Inksoakedsoul.wordpress.com


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  1. This is just the perfect palette of words stringed with the triggers of some palpable emotions, M!
    I just love the imagery that you portray in your pieces, M!
    Gilded cage :
    Steep stairs leading to faulty four walls,
    Compressing slowly under a cemented ceiling.

    These lines are constructed with extremely articulate precision. Damn these beautiful lines!
    These are my favourite:

    Faded feelings,
    Of forgotten felicity
    Are a fuel to these flames.

    And the message is so in touch with the present situation. I loved this piece.

    Stay safe!
    Enigma :)

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    1. Ah E!!☺️
      Thank you so much for such a detailed and lovely analysis and feedback!
      It always makes me so happy whenever you can recognize the lines that took more time for me to write than others.
      Ah, your eye for words and the emotions behind them is so amazing!

      Thank you so so much E!
      You stay safe too! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’œ

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  2. OHMYYYYY YOUUUU BEAAUTAYYYYYYY <3333
    HOWWWW DO YOU DO THISS GURLLL
    I started to pick out stanzas to comment, butt I CANT CHOOSE, every single word, every sentence seems like you've phrased so beautifully, its like every single word was made to be placed in this manner.
    and that woman, is ART <3
    SUCHH BRILLIANCE UFFFF

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  3. Damn! I really don’t understand how in the world do I end up missing these posts!?πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ
    *After hours of self-accusation (with an angry expression on the face and a frown upon the forehead), calms down and continues)*
    But, OHHH MYYY GODDD!! This was such a masterpiece.😍 I swear I didn’t and couldn’t have foreseen the revelation at the end!
    This is so beautifully constructed and well penned! I loved it from the first word till the last.❀️

    “Words, verses and stanzas of ill health.
    Diseased relations of tarnished bonds.” Woah! I am blown away simply by the magnanimity of this starting.❀️

    “The voice in her head is on fire.
    Faded feelings,
    Of forgotten felicity
    Are a fuel to these flames.” Wowww!!😍

    “Words in the white of her eyes.
    Verses on the bridge of her nose.
    Stanzas at the crevice of her lips.” Well, that’s what sheer, naked and pure poetry looks like! 🌸

    Perfection oozes out of your words like blood from severely injured wounds! ( Bad comparison there!!πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ™„) But what to do??!! Your poetry is beyond the limits of comparisons and compliments!! It’s worth a lifetime of pure admiration!!!❀️

    I loved it. ❀️

    Loads of love and panda hugs🐼❀️
    Riddhima

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    1. Awwwwwmygawdddddd

      Dayum Riddhima you’re so adoration, whether it’s with your words or your warm writing.

      Don’t be angry at yourself hehe =)
      You appreciation of each of my words and stanzas put an ear-to-ear smile on my face ah! 😊

      Believe me, your happy reviews of my writing make me feel happy about writing itself !
      Also, I LOVED your comparison so much . It cracked me up because I’d definitely make a comparison like that myself. πŸ˜‚πŸ’œ

      You always shower me with so many compliments for which I’m so so SO grateful !
      Thank you so much Riddhima! πŸ₯ΊπŸ’œ

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