Alexander Averin

Sunday 13 July 2014



She climbed.
By a series of degrees, karma-driven, 
her  life was destined to be a rough and tough
ascent. It was hard, lurid, scuffed and careworn 
from the start and she had lived it on the edge.
Not one to push herself or ever let 
herself be pushed, she knew not how, or had 
the cause to fly.  Agéd now and scared to 
die alone, her longings are like dreams whose
intensity is strong but like her fateful
journey are too high-coloured, dramatic,
overstated in their indemnity.

Cait O’Connor

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Teresa Evangeline said...

Indemnity is such an interesting word and i love that you were able to use it so perfectly here. This poem made me sad, well, I already was a bit and this sort of added the exclamation mark. I don't know that I'm afraid to die alone, but perhaps I am more than I wish to admit to myself even. Looking back, it seems my life has been Very karma driven. Perhaps it's more my perceptions I've accepted, but there it is ... another poem I can relate to very much. The image is perfect.

Rob-bear said...

Like Teresa, I was intrigued by your use of the word "indemnity." I still haven' entirely sorted that out.

In the meantime, please be careful to not run over your dogma with your karma.

Blessings and Bear hugs!

Kathe W. said...

Yes karma does happen. Well done.

21 Wits said...

Oh well done, as one much beware of Karma.

Other Mary said...

I really like that you have woven this complex life, character from the picture. Well done you.

Silent Otto said...

It is the intensity of the indemnity that startles me !

kaykuala said...

Most sad when one had reached a point of no return at an age where it was difficult to stay alive decently! Nicely Cait!


My Grama's Soul said...

Ahhh...growing old.....happens to all of us....the only difference is in HOW WE DO IT! (O:



Theresa Milstein said...

Nice take. The last line is my favorite.

Leovi said...

A poem very intense! Dramatic Karma!

Truedessa said...

Karma or destiny..either way rather sad to die alone..

J Cosmo Newbery said...

That's sad. I found the image certainly dripped a sense of the elderly.

Anonymous said...

I felt a series of tiny weights added with each word, Cait. Nicely done.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Very imaginative and all from a prompt - quite beautiful Cait:)

Clouds and Silvery Linings

Belva Rae Staples said...

You've created a complex and sad character in this. It is intriguing.

Tess Kincaid said...

Poignant and powerful...