Mind is Labyrinthine and so is Life- Expansion of the first three lines, I wrote as a comment on Night Soul woman's poem...

The Labyrinths of Life and Mind


The labyrinth of life

and the labyrinth of mind

inter-twine to create a maze

that is difficult to define...


Memories of yore

Fragments of anguish

Burning to core


Strings of experiences

knotted together

to create a mesh

through which

Life sieves through…


Dreams of love, like

birds soaring high

Falling flat on the face

Shattering to pieces

that can’t be put together

to create a whole,

A whole you…


Fragments of broken heart

A kaleidoscope of scars

of painful colours and hues

Of golden desires muted

by the Time’s cruel hand…


All inter-twine

To create a maze

Difficult to define


The labyrinth of life

And the labyrinth of mind

Injure the heart

So tender,

So vulnerable

So innocent,

So divine…



Author: Zoya Zaidi

Aligarh (UP), India

Copyright ©: Zoya Zaidi



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Poetry by Zoya Zaidi
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Written on 2009-12-23 at 15:26

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Wow! This is a breathtaking yet tender masterpiece! Wow*bookmarked* I will read it again . . . thank you for sharing you dear one : ) *applause*

Brilliant and bookmarked.

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Very beautiful!

Stan Cooper The PoetBay support member heart!
Zoya...beautifully written and thought out, as all your poems are

xxx Stan