Her Name Was Happiness

Sunshine pours out her eyes
and loops ’round her feet.
Madness like a cur follows
at her heel – yapping and nipping
at the dirty rainbow –
stained with the laughter of an old friend –
trailing from her shoulders.
Its frayed edge unravels
leaving small puddles of memories.

Dreamless and lost.

She wanders the streets of the world,
looking into the eyes of strangers,
a bowl loudly clanging by her side –
empty but for a few smiles,
a left over piece of love.

A crow caws his hoarse song
and stars appear – like hand prints
across the faded wallpaper of the sky.
Her eyes dart about quickly –
no one is looking.
Her heavy hips sway and her blistered feet
move to the music only she can hear.
She dances softly into the twilight.


6 thoughts on “Her Name Was Happiness

  1. I like the idea, but I don’t know what to critic. It’s different from your other work because of all the positive imagery. Usually you’re a tad sad :).

    The stars as handprints across the wall paper line was good. The whole idea of presenting a generally negative image in a more happy vein is inspired.


    Chittz: Hey, thanks. Hm, I thought this one is very similar to my other ones, pleased to know it’s otherwise.

  2. Hey Chitra,

    Just went back to my wordpress after forever and got your last comment. I don’t write much anymore, but it’s wonderful reading your page : )

    Chittz: heh. I love your blog. You really should write more. For the goodness of humankind. But anyway, thank you for taking the time πŸ™‚

  3. Sigh.
    I wish I was soft and sensitive and able to appreciate things like this. It makes for pleasant reading, but I dont feel I quite ‘get it’ .

    Tell me you like to argue, and Ill be back πŸ˜› .
    Takes all kinds.. all kinds..

    Chittz: hah! I shall write something politically incorrect and then invite you over!

    Good to have you here though. You’re welcome back anytime πŸ™‚

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