Featured On ‘The Artistic Muse’

Greetings,

It is one of my greatest pleasures to announce that ‘The Artistic Muse’ has featured my poem ‘DEATH OF A MARTIAN: 1’.

I am truly honored to share my poetry and have it displayed on such a beautiful website dedicated to the Arts & Poetry.

You can view the featured poetry here! The other poetry featured are exquisite in each’s own way. I also enjoyed reading them.

‘The Artistic Muse’ has introduced me to a new term which I truly love.

Poehemian: a poet or artist who does not adhere to the norm; a bohemian of poetry or art; a poet or artist who is quite possibly (subconsciously or consciously) inspired by the great Edgar Allan Poe.

Thank you,

Arjun Rajeev

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#18.Memories

I await the lobotomy
Day after day
To go to a place
Far far away
Beyond the cynic’s scope
Where life is not a chore
I am caught in dire straits
Leaving behind any trace
Of love and happiness
That I never owned
But was gifted to me
From society’s very own
People who traverse emotions
Into achieving their own grave
Merely ignorant fools
With neither purpose nor taste
They make you believe
All the wrongs in this world
And ask you for a cause
With no one to love or care
My heart is just going to tear
Into pieces of but a tiny memory
Awaiting the end very slowly

Information:

The earth is merely a memory. A nostalgic wonderland built in the colorful depths of our minds. All that is beautiful is the divergence of each unique soul. Yet a powerful force fulfills that craving and need and brings two souls together.

‘Memories’ is the protagonist’s nostalgia. He is a commoner of the world. A person with an ultimate aim for happiness. But, the constant struggles of everyday life makes him question life and everything around him.

Thank you,
Arjun Rajeev

P.S: The poem is protected by a creativecommons license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

#16.DEATH OF A MARTIAN: 1

Fix me, tiny Martian
My heart craves your magic
Your splendorous escapade
Beyond the stars and into the blue
One merely written in my wretched destiny
To break into one disparate clique

 

Help me, tiny Martian
I am tired of everything
My soul is lonely like the stars above
I have lost my ability to believe
My heart’s rhythm is redundant
The cold has seeped into my brain

 

Can you help me, tiny Martian?
His magical mind was frail yet wonderful
He uncovered the secrets of my heart
My every belief was the truth
What I couldn’t see with my eyes
Appeared crystal clear to my heart

 

Make me believe, tiny Martian
I question my motive in this cruel land
Am I the only outcast to breathe this ghastly ether?
He managed to gather his thoughts for me
The world has always been in comatose
With seven billion lost in a sea of anxiousness

 

Save me, tiny Martian
I cannot comprehend my own sadness
The lack of love casts a lack of life
His body failed his every hope
He quickly looked into my soul
And said, “You are the happiest person on the blue planet!”

 

I don’t understand, tiny Martian
My ignorance keeps me in search
Of a void fantasy unknown to any land
Yet you believe in this dire troubadour
His figure grew solemn in a minute
He whispered, “There is a soul for your soul! Trust the Universe”

 

Don’t leave me, tiny Martian
My interplanetary friend’s time arrived
He spoke of ancient introspection
And blew my mind into that seven billion
He bid me farewell before his departure
And disappeared back into the realms of my old heart

 
Information:

‘Death of a Martian’ is a truly introspective poem. The search for happiness and beyond appears to haunt the whole of this poem. An extra-terrestrial being is involved in truly uncovering the meaning of life as well. Love drives your mind to places beyond your wildest dreams.

The poem is following a simple context. The protagonist here is a lost soul. He is lost in all aspects of his cold life. There is a lack of love, excitement and humanity in the cruel world he lives in. He is merely a puppet in front of the world’s giants who continue to grow amongst the commoners.

One day, the protagonist faces an once-in-a-lifetime interaction with a Martian. An actual extra-terrestrial being who has arrived on the crazy blue planet. He cannot take it anymore. There is no one to listen to neither him nor his devastated heart. So, he befriends the tiny Martian who is a visitor to this dystopia.

The protagonist pleads to him and asks him to put him out of his misery. He cries out and thinks that the tiny Martian could save his life. The Martian knows the Universe and assures the protagonist that he need not fear. Destiny will take care of him for there is a soul for every soul. The tiny Martian disappears after he has done his duty.

I truly apologize for the absence in posting this poem. The utter truth of this poem is that life is not a question. I believe! I believe in everything! The world today needs the tiny Martian more than ever. I honestly think that the tiny Martian was a product of my heart. He appeared in a time of need. There is a Martian in all our hearts.
I was inspired by the song: Death of a Martian by Red Hot Chili Peppers

 

Thank you,

Arjun Rajeev

 

P.S: The poem is protected by a creativecommons license.

 

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

#13.The Diary Of Jane – My Last Day On Earth

To the mystic wonder, this muse has been uncovered

Mankind and its faults, utter disappointments

The streets of this planet, appalling with scums 

To the noble one, I stand against the cynics 

Corruption entitling them to greatness, mere nepotism 

The plethora of beasts, each worse than their brethren  

This skin has seen it all, growing old for so called utopia 

We are fragments of doubt, trapped in the questions

To beyond the stars, lost in the forest of thought

 

 

Thank you, 

Arjun Rajeev 

 

P.S: The poem is protected by a creativecommons license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/