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A reflection animates
the blank mirror
and a fleeting image
resurrects a throbbing memory.

A thought lisps
an unsaid longing
and a lost touch
crawls through the insatiable skin.

A smell blends
with the lonely breaths
and a secret ache
revolts against an outlived patience.

A voice wraps
itself around silence
and a dense void
sighs in the exhausted eye.

A dream traces
a broken moment
and an inscrutable illusion
fades into a blinking blur.

The wait perpetuates.
Feb 14 · 76
Echoes
noren tirtho Feb 14
A cottage left languishing
looks diffidently at me with a
welcoming eye.

A carriage abandoned
lends its hesitant hand
to offer me a seat.

Breeze of a lost past
turns the page of a forgotten chapter;
Time sets the clock back
A vanished glory comes
echoing in silence.
Feb 5 · 58
Ghost City
noren tirtho Feb 5
It's a ghost city
where the dread of death
stalks the dead.  

A corpse gazes
into the mirror
to feign a state of the living.

A brutal past haunts
memory's grave;
Unfinished stories remain forsaken.

A desolate shadow
falls on an unceasing night;
the stillborn day mourns.

Cry of a vanished era
bares a collapsed glory;
Pride falls from grace.
noren tirtho Jan 24
A forlorn cloud
soaked a tear shed
in a moment
of idle loneliness...

Needle of a raindrop
****** my eyes
with an old ache;
the pain doesn't dissolve.
Jan 21 · 78
Desert
noren tirtho Jan 21
This desert sprawl
grows in my heart;
I feel a desire slipping
through a dream's fingers.
Jan 18 · 91
Bends
noren tirtho Jan 18
A curve
does unnerve,
but no bend
is an end
Jan 18 · 39
Rings true!
noren tirtho Jan 18
Sometimes, you can't hear
the tolling of the bell,
Coz' you are too busy
listening to the chimes
Jan 15 · 102
The curse of Koala
noren tirtho Jan 15
A haunting Koala curse
breathes fire...
a shadow gropes
for a way in the
jungle of my guilts.
Jan 12 · 99
Realization
noren tirtho Jan 12
Some dreams
mirror reality
but get lost
in the engaging eyes.

Some feelings
defy words
but find solace
in the mute heart.
Jan 11 · 478
Where's lost?
noren tirtho Jan 11
Where is lost
the sweet silence
in the solitude we cherished;
the still truth in
the river of our reflection?

A restless echo
runs into our languid chest
and chases the content out.
A yearning resonates -- everywhere.
There's a ripple
the images come unseen
Haziness eyes
the form of our being.

Serenity compromised
Mirrors shattered
We scream at life
as the blur surfaces.
Jan 11 · 60
Graveyards!
noren tirtho Jan 11
There are graveyards
we live in
and yet fail to understand
why they look like castles.
Jan 11 · 75
The flower said...
Dec 2019 · 233
Santa
noren tirtho Dec 2019
Santa won't confess,
lest it may sound blasphemous
(everything does, these days);
but he wished he could take
a long break from what he does best
or simply quit...

Santa may choose to stay mum
but deep in the recess he feels
that the world doesn't need him anymore;
Innocence has grown up too much too soon
and Love is no more a priority.

Driving his sledge, he asks himself:
is this journey worth taking at all?
Dec 2019 · 285
Insomnia
noren tirtho Dec 2019
The sleep-starved moon gave out a yawn
The stars stayed awake in my eyes.
Mar 2019 · 5.6k
A damaged soul
noren tirtho Mar 2019
A damaged soul
needs time to heal and get up.
But it is often mistaken for a slain soldier
that lies in the gory battlefield
and trampled upon.

It's defeated, but it doesn't die
It remembers every feet that trod on it
But finds power in the struggle to overcome
the pain of being mistaken - deep within  
It fights another battle which it can't fail to win.
Mar 2019 · 168
Isolation
noren tirtho Mar 2019
And yet again
in an hour of listless isolation
a past image limns a tear
in the blank sheet of my heart;  
An unhealed memory aches
to share a hidden wound's predicament.
A lonely dream sleepwalks
as a blindfolded desire looks on helplessly.    
Agony of a loss runs deep in my withering veins
The blood feels dead by a vacuum of nothingness.
Dec 2018 · 145
Bondage
noren tirtho Dec 2018
This ******* of insight,
imprisons me
in a thought
that mocks the shackles
Dec 2018 · 466
Escape
noren tirtho Dec 2018
A word comes out
screaming at me
from the blank page.
Unwritten and unsaid till now
it no longer wants to stay
in the white void of mute inarticulations,
but as it leaves the snow-like sheet,
it refuses to show itself to the world
and merges in the
unseen sky of infinite expressionlessness
Dec 2018 · 363
Power of inaction
noren tirtho Dec 2018
You don't have to
flex your strength
in every battle.

There are many wars
that you have to fight
with your inaction.

It might appear
to be your weakness
but actually holds
the power to bring peace.
Dec 2018 · 404
We
noren tirtho Dec 2018
We
Our monster moments
are too many,
our saintly seconds
too less.
Nov 2018 · 422
Journey
noren tirtho Nov 2018
Chart your course
in the pathlessness,
Find your purpose
in the emptiness.
Nov 2018 · 3.2k
This moment
noren tirtho Nov 2018
The posers won't cease
to nag you
And the answers
will not be forthcoming.

Let the endless questions
catch your conscience
and let the answers
remain elusive.

It is in these whirlwinds of thoughts
that you will finally realise
the necessity to forget the unknown future
and the futility to remember the harboured past.
Nov 2018 · 237
Resilience
noren tirtho Nov 2018
Your resilience
is built on
your ruins.
Nov 2018 · 216
Regret
noren tirtho Nov 2018
I repent for an irreversible folly, again
but its lingering unpleasantness
doesn't forgive my painful guilt.
Nov 2018 · 319
Hurt & healing
noren tirtho Nov 2018
Hurt takes
no time;
Healing
a lifetime
Oct 2018 · 137
The pain
noren tirtho Oct 2018
Pain banishes all barriers,
It pounces where it has to
and wipes out every division.
There's no religion of a cry
Tears speak the same language.
The heart feels the agony
and screams out the sadness
without any distinction.
And there's no difference in
the sigh of an eye.
Oct 2018 · 208
A cloud breaks
noren tirtho Oct 2018
A cloud breaks
but drops no rain
on a parched heart
Oct 2018 · 8.6k
Time doesn't heal
noren tirtho Oct 2018
Time doesn't heal.
And the wound knows it.
Layers gather on the ****
but the damage remains,
hiding itself deep inside
the secret scar
time healing wound layers damage hidden secret scar
Oct 2018 · 3.4k
Stillness
noren tirtho Oct 2018
Silence aches
for a word
left lipless
in a stretched pause
of a cruel moment
Sep 2018 · 164
Nothingness
noren tirtho Sep 2018
I stared into
the nothingness
of her eyes
and found a
reason to live.
Sep 2018 · 252
Plight
noren tirtho Sep 2018
Stale memories bite
at the darkness of my soul.
Silences wrapped within silences
haunt my helpless thoughts
Answers dump more questions
on my battling mind.  
I stand ripped by my heart's obscenity.
Sep 2018 · 320
Perception
noren tirtho Sep 2018
Ships don't
make a journey,
waves do...
Seas don't
make an adventure,
storms do...

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