Sunday, October 3, 2010

Stilletoed Status




She stilettoed on the ramp
into the hearts of the captive audience
as they watched her body sway to the music,
every move of hers critically observed
as she let the designer’s garment fit, flow and flood
the stage walking smiling to none and all.

Walking the winding ways of the ramp
everyday, I strut, I sway, I swirl
to the music of life -
sometimes soft, sometimes loud,
I know I am watched
by eyes that only know to painfully stare,
that know no care,
I walk high amidst clouds of smoke
that fill my bottomless pit of arrogance,
my stilettos tapping on the hollow stage of life,
every sound of my shoes only soar me high
into the realms of a illusionary world
I despise yet prize.

I hear the sound of emptiness emanate
from the plethora of a hypocritical existence
yet I carry on, catering to the whims of the world
my self lost in the bareness of unholy desire,

35 comments:

Bikramjit said...

Hey Now this is a beautiful poem , the words used simple and even i can understand them...

but one shud not do what one is unhappy doing.. one shud find something they are happy doing

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Hi Bikramjit,

Liked your comment for its honesty and also for the fact that I am seeing you here for the first time.
Yes, it is true - one must not do what one is unhappy doing. But sometimes, their are duties, jobs that just cannot be thwarted. They have to be done.
Of course, I get rid of all or any desperation (personal or general) through my poetry.

Raveena said...

I'm not really a poem person, but this one followed well and was easy to visualize. iLike! :)

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Nice that you liked the poem inspite of not being very fond of poetry. That's a compliment:)

Hope to see you here more often!

umapoems said...

very interesting and beautiful!.I depise yet prize..what a word chosen for the one who ramps...very thoughtful indeed :)

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Uma for the appreciation. Nice to see you here.

The poem is mainly philosophical. It applies to models and to us all.

Have a lovely day!

Diane T said...

You did indeed write a philosophical poem. Loved it!

Mary said...

Your poem is very insightful, and very painful. "I hear the sound of emptiness emanate" is such a fitting statement for what many of these models must eventually come to feel.

dustus said...

Enjoyed the tensions you develop through your lines, for example "despised yet prized." Bleak depiction of emptiness, and wonderfully written. Thank you for checking out One Shot!

Claudia said...

nice oneshot..catering to the whims of the world..was my favorite line
love how the poem develops - balance life on stilettos..not an easy task

willow said...

Nice, piece Shail. Thanks for linking to Magpie Tales.

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

seeing life from those heights does tend to open ones eyes...but it also blinds, making it difficult to come down.

Kristen Haskell said...

That was a very beautiful poem. I could personally relate to so much of it. Thank you for sharing.

patty said...

every sound of my shoes only soar me high
into the realms of a illusionary world
I despise yet prize.... powerful words and honest self awareness how true it is that we can love and hate something we think we want in life.

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Diane. Nice that you liked the poem.

Lovely Day to you.
Shail

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Yes Mary, Sometimes, pain can set you going on the creative track and it sets you wondering.... is beauty behind pain?

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Hi Dustus,

Nice that you liked the poem. I like the concept of One Shot. It is a good creative venture.

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Hi Claudia,

Yes, walking on stilettos is just not easy but we keep doing it all the time (voluntarily or not).

And when in pain, we wonder, did we really want it all? Was it worth the effort?

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Hi Willow,

I liked your site and your venture. I hope to become a regular there.

Nice of you.

Lovely Day
Shail

Brian Miller said...

i came looking for your magpie but was delighted to read...this is a rather scary read...someone so lost in themselves that they have lost themselves...great write though and love the flow of thoughts...

oliviasbiopiclog said...

Shail, you write so beautifully.. wonderful weaving of words :D

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Reflections said...

I too came for the magpie, but instead found this...

Such an insightful piece... One should never lose sight of oneself doing/being what the world expects, yet it has become so easy to succomb to such things, hasn't it?

Nicely expressed!

Lena said...

.....smiling to none and all....I thought this line was wonderful. Felt the heart of it!

Jingle said...

elegant piece.

joanny said...

Yes it is a very philosophical piece of excellent poetry writing, it can be a statement on many levels of life and not just the obvious you posed here in your writing. I see people have self imposed duties and obligations that are really meaningless in life and they would be better to sit and enjoy life then engage in them , on the more mundane level too often we give up our selves to follow the fashion and norms of the day.

Lovely write, nice magpie tale.

joanny
http://thedowsersdaughter.blogspot.com/

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Joanny. Nice to know that you understood the poem perfectly for what it meant. Hoping to keep in touch with each other's creative stuff.

Nice Day
Shail

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Jingle. Nice you liked the poem.

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Joanny. Nice to know that you understood the poem perfectly for what it meant. Hoping to keep in touch with each other's creative stuff.

Nice Day
Shail

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

.....smiling to none and all....I thought this line was wonderful. Felt the heart of it!

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Enjoyed the tensions you develop through your lines, for example "despised yet prized." Bleak depiction of emptiness, and wonderfully written. Thank you for checking out One Shot!

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

I'm not really a poem person, but this one followed well and was easy to visualize. iLike! :)

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Hey Now this is a beautiful poem , the words used simple and even i can understand them...

but one shud not do what one is unhappy doing.. one shud find something they are happy doing

Jyoti mishra said...

loved the theme !!
it depicts the feelings of a ramp walker...
creatively written
Well done.

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Jyoti. Nice that you enjoyed the theme. Hope to see more of you.