Wide Awake

I’m consigned to a world of my own,

Other characters standing mightily alone,

“Have I skipped a beat”, I ask my clone,

I’m resigned to be prone to a different zone.


Situations fold and unfold to a varying sew,

I thread wherethro’ with hardly a clue,

Normalcy appears to have many a skew,

Shrouded with the surreal and the mundane hue.


The world changes with a passing fright,

Beckoning me with all its fanciful might,

As reality is distorted with frightening sleight,

We are pushed to the edge to take the flight.


When awareness crosses its tantalising brink,

Our lives dance to the predestined link,

Conjuring untrammelled without a blink,

As lives are transformed in barely a wink.


A bearing so trivial yet an effect so believable,

A sense of realness yet containing the inconceivable,

I brace myself, losing control to your enticing label,

And wake up with a start as I destroy your cable.


Published in ‘The Copperfield Review’:Wide Awake

34 responses

  1. Welcome to wordpress!! glad u finally did this! noe u can reach out to wider audience! keep bloggin ur way to glory!!

    October 24, 2010 at 6:43 am

    • Thanks a lot dude! Counting on your support as you’re the experienced one here:)

      October 24, 2010 at 11:52 am

  2. Anita

    i love it. . .keep the faith!

    October 25, 2010 at 10:58 am

  3. what could i say about this anand. Your command our poetry makes u rock. thanks for this wounderful poetry……loved it

    December 5, 2010 at 3:20 am

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  5. I linked in this piece.

    perfect rhymes, beautiful capture of your sentiments there..

    Thanks for the contribution,
    visit and comment for a minimum 18 participants

    and let me know after you are done.
    have fun!


    December 18, 2010 at 8:36 am

  6. LOVE THIS—especially the end.
    Good stuff:)

    December 18, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    • The end is more like the climax to the setting:)

      December 19, 2010 at 5:43 am

  7. orange

    Wow… that was really something. You have a great command and your thoughts flow in perfect sync…

    December 18, 2010 at 2:46 pm

  8. Glory

    good job!

    December 18, 2010 at 3:44 pm

  9. brave use of hard rhyme, its rare and can have a strong effect

    December 18, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    • Yes,blank verse seems to be in vogue now.Trying something different:)

      December 19, 2010 at 5:45 am

  10. Well done, a great offering with a fantastic flow to it. Thanks for sharing this with us!

    December 19, 2010 at 12:23 am

    • Glad you like it,thanks for your comment:)

      December 19, 2010 at 5:46 am

  11. Loved it. Keep the Faith
    Cheers 🙂

    December 19, 2010 at 1:47 am

  12. Poorva

    hey i dont kno u dat wel but goin by wat i’ve read here, so much respect for u!!! i havent met many intellectuals in life, seeing as i havent really got the chance. but reading ur blog has moved me and added to my realm of knowledge. hope i get to meet u soon. 🙂 god bless!

    December 19, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    • Thanks a lot:)Glad I’ve been able to strike a chord and happy it’s been of use to you.Haha,guess we could discuss some more gre stuff:) Good luck!

      December 20, 2010 at 11:41 pm

  13. Really awesome…keep it up

    December 20, 2010 at 3:09 am

  14. I like the way you wrote, it’s lovely.

    December 20, 2010 at 9:01 am

  15. I love the way you’ve peiced the words together here…flow and rhyme. Very good read.

    December 21, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    • The flow seems to be flowing for now,thanks:)

      December 22, 2010 at 4:34 pm

  16. beautiful.. I love the monorhyme in each verse, awesome poem! 🙂

    December 22, 2010 at 2:20 pm

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  18. blakoleander

    wow your command of language an imagery is very evident. nice work

    December 24, 2010 at 4:36 pm

  19. Thank u:)

    December 27, 2010 at 12:41 am

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