Editor's Choice
Theme: Futility

Laughing Skull

Time peels off the well-cared skin
Of a beautiful face
Layer after layer
Turning those chubby cheeks 
Into wrinkles
That too finally melt like ice;
Dimples so deepen
As if they were kissing the bony nadir.

Facing silent slaps of time,
The loving face is eroded,
Placed naked into the garb 
Of ultimate reality.
Bereft of the pulp, pomp 'n' show
The structure shows its teeth
Seemingly laughing
At the futility of life and the world.


More By  :  Bhaskaranand Jha Bhaskar

Views: 685     Comments: 3

Comments on this Poem

Comment Wonderfully written; the imagery is superb.

Stephen Watson
15-Jun-2020 16:57 PM

Comment Wonderfully written.

The imagery is superb.

Stephen Watson
15-Jun-2020 16:55 PM

Comment Loved it!

28-May-2020 03:38 AM

Name *
Email ID
Comment *
Verification Code*

Can't read? Reload

Please fill the above code for verification.