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Theme: Rejection


This feeling by which I’m haunted,
That I am no longer here wanted,
Is both upsetting and bone-chilling,
Is demeaning and self-worth killing.
I have loved and badly lost,
Like garbage I’ve been tossed.
This rejection is the worst strife,
That I’ve faced in my entire life.
Cast aside as useless,
Rejected as worthless,
My shelf life is now over,
Above me, eagles hover.
My life has crossed expiry date,
For a Higher Call I eagerly wait.
This waiting is something I hate.
My name awaits the prefix “Late”.

(After the poem Love posted on 24 Jun'14, tried to visualize what a rejection would be like...!)


More By  :  Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy

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Comments on this Poem

Comment Thanks Swatantra, for that positive feedback.

Padmaja Iyengar
30-Jun-2014 04:26 AM

Comment Dear Padmaja, rejection kills ...but such bitter pills..can't be found....with a spirit like you around...

30-Jun-2014 00:37 AM

Comment Thanks for that reminder, Dr. Mallick. Noted. Thanks Ru.

Padmaja Iyengar
29-Jun-2014 11:51 AM

Comment very very touchy and heart wrenching..

29-Jun-2014 11:31 AM

Comment Padmaja, please do not be so disheartened for do you remember the nursery rhyme, 'Row row row a boat, gently down the stream/merrily merrily merrily merrily life is but a dream.'

29-Jun-2014 09:54 AM

Comment Hey Kulbir, thanks!

29-Jun-2014 08:58 AM

Comment Padmaja,

Extremely touching.

29-Jun-2014 08:28 AM

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