Invocations by Anoucheka Gangabissoon

Love, eternity beckons
Open your locked chest
And pour out the accumulated venom
Allow it to flow
Like a lava river
Into the sea of mysticism
And you shall see
That to which you had always
Been blind to!

Love, our place is not here in this realm
Here, we shall feel like
Weeds in a sugarcane plantation
Here, we shall always and forever
Be pulled at
By the strings of fate
So that we do choose that which is best
For our souls
Even if that requires
Being unfair to our physical and
Emotional senses!

Love, I am a bird
I used to enjoy flying free in the open sky
Knowing that its expanse had no limits
But it had whispered to me
One night as I was drowned in drowsiness
That I am to choose your embrace
As my cage!

Love, now freedom appeals not to me
Should you lock me up
And feed me on a timely basis
I shall sing of my uniqueness to you
Should you open the locks of your cage
I shall have no strength to fly,
Once more, freely, over seas and lands
Seeking to conquer the expanse of the skies
I shall, rather,
Turn into dust, meant to feed Earth,
And her many children!

Love, listen to the voice that thunders inside you
Nothing else is real other than you and me
I shall fill your chest,
Once emptied of the accumulated venom
With the elixir of Existence
So that, like me,
You do get to be enchanted by the puzzles of life
And the mysteries of passion
As they unravel themselves to you!

Anoucheka Gangabissoon

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Anoucheka Gangabissoon is a Primary School Educator in Mauritius. She writes poetry and short stories as hobby. She considers writing to be the meaning of her life as she has always been influenced by all the great writers and wishes to be, like them, immortalized in her words. Her works can be read on poetrysoup.com and she had also appeared in various literary magazines like SETU, Different Truths, Dissident Voice, In Between Hangovers Press, WISH Press, Tuck’s Magazine, Blue Mountain Review, among others. She has also been published in Duane’s Poetree and also in two anthologies for the Immagine and Poesia group. Her poems are often placed in free online contests. She has been selected to be among the Most Influential Women in Mauritius for the 2017 category Arts and Culture and she has also been awarded as a Promising Indian for the year 2017 for the same category.

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