Wednesday, August 27, 2008

No returns

inadvertent lapse
require desperate measures
to get back on track:
realization struck too late-
for she had already bought,
a one-way ticket to the far corners of hell–
one often traveled by many,
one with absolute no returns-
inadvertent as it seems,
no desperate measure could,
would reverse this lapse.

*****
In response to 3ww prompt, also for TOP's prompt.

19 comments:

TC said...

I feel like I've bought a one-way ticke too sometimes :-/

tumblewords said...

Oh, that's a feeling for sure. Great!

Suma said...

good one here, UL..

how have you been?

pjd said...

The lapse could be anything, but I'm guessing it involves putting her foot in her mouth in the presence of her mother-in-law...

Mampi said...

One step forward,
Two steps backward,
eh?

Marja said...

Hi Ul Great wotk as usual I've bought some bad tickets as well but luckily not to hell

gautami tripathy said...

One can go back..I think.

Write away, woman!

one more believer said...

it is w/delight in my heart reading your post knowing that yr making yr way back to writing...blessings,

Compassion Unlimitted said...

very simple words,but with a powerful impact
TC
CU

Annie said...

If she has a pulse, there is hope. No pulse? Realization is truly too late.

Sunil Jacob said...

Thanks for dropping by at my blog - which led to me to yours..nice work! Another place I will mark down as a part of the weekly schedule.

mitr_bayarea said...

Seems like there are points of no return in our lives too. Good one, as always.

Scott Clawson said...

I love the pace of this poem.....I felt as if I was on a train going faster and faster, careening down the track.......aaauuuugghhh! :-) Seriously, great job! Thanks for sharing and sorry its taken me so long to stop by. Take care.

Sunil Jacob said...

In response to your comment in my blog -

That is exactly my point UL - To get the truth, people have to look around for true sources (NPR or foreign media in most cases). The telly is what "Mainstream Media" is nowadays and people think "it ain't true if they did not show it on TV". The dwindling audience of radio is what has led to it not being too commercialized; but grants to NPR and similar public radio stations are on the decline, so who knows how long we will have those as true news outlets? I get all my news online and from the radio these days which helps me to call out the bluffs they spew on the telly.

Sunil Jacob said...

yet another response :-)

All good points - though I think if we wait for the good to arise, it will be too late. "Whorification" has already happened, it has to be called out on a grassroots level - the difference between being proactive and reactive being "damage already done".

Great debate we have here. Thanks much for putting in your thoughts and time. Really, really appreciate it.

TC said...

Hope you're doing OK! We miss having you around!

UL said...

TC, thank you, I am doing good, work has been so hectic, I havent had a chance to be creative per say...hope to return back in full strength come New Year.

Sunil Jacob said...

Hey UL
Thanx a tin for reading posts on my blog and taking the time to leave comments. Really appreciate it. I wish more of my readers left their trails like you did(though they all talk about it to me).

Don't worry about the old discussion, I am sure we will have more topics that will come which will warrant exchange of dialog. :)

thanks for the wishes to my family too. All are doing well :).

Suma said...

hey, wishing you a great new year! its been some time since you posted here, hope all is well...

take care,