Metamorphosis

Updated: Sep 13

A lover fearing rejection expresses her feelings through her art. Conquering her fear and taking a leap of faith, she confesses her undying love and asks her soulmate about leading a life together.


Santhosh Annabattula, through the poem Metamorphosis, shows that any pursuit is only as vigorous as the belief invested in it.

 
Cover Photo by Pankaj Tottada

A spirit is kindled within my body,

Long in waiting with an earnest hope.

Both deep and superficial at once,

It shakes me from my slumber of reality.


I become the tiny speck of dust,

Dancing in the beam of sunlight.

I become the wave of the ocean that,

Pounds its forceful fist on the shore.


I turn into the nonchalant rain cloud,

Teasing all the lands beneath with its shadow.

I drift along with the lightest of feathers,

And drop down with melting snowflakes.


Until a sober voice echoes in my head

Chiding me to steady my wandering heart

But who doesn’t fall for unbridled happiness

And the love I feel when I think about you!


How would you feel when I tell you this?

The force of it hits me hard at my insides

Doubt and fear interlace with my thoughts

I wait as moonlight stopped in its tracks,

Ready to take flight with a leap of faith

Across the darkest stretches of the night

Leaving all the questions for time to answer.

 

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Credits

This contribution is photographed by Pankaj Tottada.

 

Product

This poem is available in paperback & ebook.




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