Silent Stars

Two poems
by Anoucheka Gangabissoon
Those hidden swells
The cyclone rages
Causing swells so destructive
Killing my soul
Bringing it into pieces
Killing my inner self
Transforming me, in the process,
Into a melancholic piano tune!
A tune elevating the senses of all those
Who deem to enjoy it
A tune, powerful enough
To stir up another cyclone in their hearts!
The cyclone rages still
And I hide from it, sheltered on high grounds
There, safe, in the monastery of faith
Faith, in its various states
Faith, known by its many names
Faith, the light which keeps humanity thriving!
Someday, I know, I shall have to walk out
And face the cyclonic swells
I shall not be able to keep hidden
Someday, I shall stand on the shore
Naked, vulnerable, shivering
Bared, exposed, as I am!
And see if I can swallow those swells in one gulp
Or if I shall drown in them!
But for now, I shall drown in my inner bliss
The bliss emanating from the shelter
In which I have taken refuge!
Silence echoes all around me
The dark night is so enveloping
Stars stare back at me in silence
Mighty, glimmering from their unreachable altars!
Who am I to cry over my own state
Who am I to cry over the state of the whole world
We are tiny beings
We are ants
We are maggots
Living and thriving
Our vision is limited
We are blinded
The higher powers, I am sure,
Laugh at us
Even if they are merciful!
Into the silent night I allow myself to be merged
I am it
I am a particle of the same matter that makes it
Like it
I accept my own being
And shall follow my route
As it wishes me to!
Anoucheka Gangabissoon is a Primary School Educator in Mauritius. She writes poetry and short stories as hobby. She considers writing to be the meaning of her life as she has always been influenced by all the great writers and wishes to be, like them, immortalized in her words. Her works can be read on and she has also appeared in various literary magazines like SETU, Different Truths, Dissident Voice, and Tuck Magazine. She has also been published in Duane’s PoeTree and also in an anthology for the Immagine and Poesia group. Her poems are often placed in free online contests and she has a printed publication to her name, which is a collection of poems entitled, ‘Awakened Fancies.’

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Scott Thomas Outlar hosts the site where links to his published poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, reviews, and books can be found. He is a Best of the Net and three-time Pushcart Prize nominee. Scott's poetry books include: Songs of a Dissident (Transcendent Zero Press, 2015), Chaos Songs (Weasel Press, 2016), Happy Hour Hallelujah (CTU Publishing, 2016), and Poison in Paradise (Alien Buddha Press, 2017). Scott is a member of The Southern Collective Experience; he also serves as an editor for Walking Is Still Honest Press, The Blue Mountain Review, The Peregrine Muse, and Novelmasters.

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