“A Bizzare Tale of the Dreamland”

It was a weird dream I saw,

Today in the morning at four.

There was a small black panther traversing my dreamland,

I caught him and covered him with a cloth;

I wanted to protect him from this brutal world.

There was a bridge which I carried him across,

Cradled in my arms like a baby,

I just wanted to take him home.

There were policemen standing at the bridge’s end,

And they wouldn’t let me into the main city,

With anything suspicious in hand,

I had no other option  but to tell them the whole scene,

I was going to but somehow he slipped out of my grasp.

He entered the city and created a lot of hue and cry,

I ran after him remembering I had sworn to protect him,

I found him running for his life afraid of the din and noise,

I caught him by the neck and cradled him again,

As I took him home that night.

A weirder scene met me at home,

My mother was cooking in the kitchen,

And a tigress was polishing her nails sitting at the door;

My mother treated it like it had always existed,

And I paid it as much attention as I do to my pet dogs.

I brought the Panther inside and named him CHAOS,

Due to the furore created by him,

Amongst the people of the city.

I caressed my other pets and  went to get food for Chaos;

A bizarre sight awaited me when I reached the kitchen,

The tigress was licking her well painted nails,

And the color was a bright red.

She also wore studs and a necklace,

Which shone in the luminous light of the kitchen bulb.

I found some milk for Chaos and with a bowl in hand,

I went in search for him but nowhere was he found,

I searched inside and outside but I had lost him,

At the end I was all stricken and panicked,

I was still asking,

“Where is Chaos?”

By this time I woke up from this vivid dream,

But it was stuck in my head the whole day.

Trying to make sense out of this fantastical dream,

The question still revolves in my head,

A sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach and my heart in flutters,

Whenever I ask, “Where is Chaos?”


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The Soul’s Urge©|2018






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Vanya Rajwar

That "not so social" author. An Alpha by sight but a lone wolf by right. Eternally and Devastatingly romantic. Not 'sugary' but dark and tormented. A furore of passion and the despair of an idealism not realised. An Ambivert; my calm demeanour hides the raging storm of emotions inside. A Freelance Writer; expressing emotions through words.

31 thoughts on “WHERE IS CHAOS?”

  1. Hi Vanya, Chaos, the black panther that you couldn’t find represents your childhood that can never return. You are the tigress (grown woman) who consumed Chaos and receive the life nourishment that only Chaos can provide.
    Bizarre? Maybe. Essential? Certainly!
    What do you think, Rich

  2. A very intriguing dream indeed.

    And a very powerfully written and beautifully expressed poem.

    Your dream reminds me quite a bit of one of my favourite movies the 1942 Film Noir motion picture The Cat People starring Simone Simon.

    A black panther figures quite prominently in the film.

    But there’s a line in the movie where a psychiatrist talks to the woman (Simone Simon) who visits the black panther’s cage in the zoo everyday when she picks up the key to the panther’s cage that has fallen on the ground, “There is occasionally a subconscious human need to release chaos upon the world.”

    So of course your dream and your poem reminds me very much of this movie.

    The only thing missing was a tigress 🐯 getting her nails done 💅 . 😂

    1. Oh even I have seen that movie!! Come to think of it; it does relate a bit.
      But then yes ofcourse as you said the tigress was missing… especially one with bright red nails that too well polished. 😂😄😂

      1. The key word is probably “inner”. If Chaos is everywhere. And maybe increasingly so… only inner peace can be found? Which means shutting yourself outside of the world? 🙂
        (Maybe one can take a bit of Chaos then?)

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