Saturday, June 20, 2009

Eclipse

He lowered his blood tainted sword to welcome the end of the war. But what awaited him was a disturbing silence. The sun was shining bright over a thousand corpses. It was not the light of glory but something painted in the color of pain and misery. He felt a thousand souls were trapped in a tornado somewhere, and it was leaving behind a path of destruction. With what logic would you castigate someone who killed a man as a murderer and at the same breath venerate another who killed hundreds as a warrior?He didn't seem to comprehend.

As he strolled over the pile of dead bodies, the light of the sun was fading. He looked up the sky to see the sun being engulfed in darkness. Its the day of the black sun. Its a metamorphosis ,an alchemy, something that will transport from the known to the unknown realm, in a way similar to what he was experiencing from inside. He could feel the power of the transition that almost burned his eyes. How he wished his eyes got similar powers. That he could only look into something heinous and burn them in dark flames but he would probably burn himself too. Its the darkest day over the land and the only thing he did was wait.

As darkness thoroughly consumed the land, he vaguely saw the figure of a boy. He walked towards him. The boy murmured," If wars are going to continue this way, I will become God himself."

12 comments:

Ankit Khanna said...

Its great to see that you've started writing so frequently. Some of my friends here who grew up in East Germany(before the unification) would especially appreciate this piece.

Bee said...

.....yet another nice piece from u,
as expected....

still the feeling to leave it -unedited....

but,i wonder wat were u thinking wen u pen dis down..
(I was jus interested in da state of affairs of ur wetware....)
kip writing all th shades of ur imagination.

Sushant Trivedi said...

A post full of images.
Not only are u writing more frequently but also a variety of stuff.

Rojit said...

nice one yet again..!! I don't know from where you stole this art of constructing beautiful words ina very sublime manner yet so simple...!! Nice work,, carry on... u r transforming yourself to a very philosophical (sry abt this spelling) guy whom every1 is yet to see..!!

sushma said...

...you always do this--leave me speechless :) ...good to see you coming up with new thoughts, new style with every new post..
awesome work...

james said...

Appreciate all your comments!
@ankit
I kinda had a feeling you would relate it to germany.
@bee
I always leave every post unedited. Although it becomes necessary if I look over it again. The vision came in parts actually. I am influenced by the writings against the darker reflections of the society more so then ever these days. I wanted to write on the human metamorphosis from something that he was meant to be to something inexplicable. And I started to relate it with the eclipse which going to happen very soon.The entire process seemed very powerful to me

MIKE_GOD said...

nice one dude!!kip writin!

Bee said...

did i rob off da mystery by letting u explain...?lols....

dey say creativity is in hiding away ur art from da sources from wat is obvious.....

hmm....khangdeda....

rose said...

must say...it's a very nice piece of work...really amazing..da way u play wid these words...u neva fail to please me wid every new creative piece of urs...love reading ur posts... :)...keep posting more...

I'll try 2 be truthful said...

how much do you think ? to come up with such stuff at regular intervals??


the description was graphic and I could imagine all the scenes.

james said...

Enjoyed everyone's comments. Actually I had this post in mind for a while now.

Pulkit K. said...

Beautiful. Just plain beautiful.