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Soul Murder - A Rictameter Poem

Rinita is a creative writer, with focus on poetry. She delves into several forms including Haiku/Senryu, Sonnets, Free Verse, and Prose.


Ever since I read rictameters by fellow hubber Eiddwen, I have been meaning to write one myself. This one is about the realization of murdering one's own soul due to outward pressure, be it fate, peers, despair, temptations, or unrighteous desire. The realization strikes hard, and the grief seems to kill the soul.

The Poem


Of my own soul

With my own sweaty hands

Drowned in the abyss of own fate

Committed to the past and present sins

Fallen into the deathly reign

Future ridden rapid

Childless grief-struck


© 2011 Rinita Sen


Rinita Sen (author) on October 01, 2021:

Thank you Chitrangada for visiting my very first rictameter, written years ago. I'm glad you like this style.

Rinita Sen (author) on October 01, 2021:

That explains it. Don't worry about it. It's completely alright!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on October 01, 2021:

Hello Rinita!

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So nice that this earlier work of yours, appeared on my feed. Very well done, and I like your rictameter style of poems. Thank you for sharing!

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 30, 2021:


It seems I'd already left you fan mail...sorry, I'm scattered brained

Rinita Sen (author) on September 30, 2021:

Thank you Vidya for visiting this old piece.

VIDYA D SAGAR on September 30, 2021:

Interesting form Rinita. Profoundly effective.

Rinita Sen (author) on September 30, 2021:

Yes, John, this was a long time ago. Good for it as it hasn't been moved to the new website. Thanks for your support as always!

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on September 30, 2021:

This was obviously written long before we followed each other, Rinita. I know rictameter is your favourite form of poetry. Thanks to Brenda for reading and getting back on the feed. Nice writing as always.

Rinita Sen (author) on September 30, 2021:

Oh! I'm not sure what happened, Brenda. Hubpages goes through so many changes it's hard to figure out the bugs. But anyway thanks a lot for your comment and it means a lot that you love my work. Happy to share the passion with a fellow poet.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 29, 2021:

I wanted to leave you fan mail, but couldn't find a way too.

No option is available.

I love reading your work.

My passion is poetry & I look forward to the your words.

Rinita Sen (author) on February 10, 2012:

Thanks a lot phdast. If you like this form I would suggest you check out Eddy's and Nikki's hubs. They are the masters!

Rinita Sen (author) on February 10, 2012:

Thanks a lot Audrey. Appreciate your visit.

Theresa Ast from Atlanta, Georgia on February 09, 2012:

My first exposure to rictameter. Powerful and gripping. Very well done.

Audrey Howitt from California on February 09, 2012:

Beautifully done!

Rinita Sen (author) on January 12, 2012:

Thanks a lot sofs. Appreciate your visit.

Sophie on January 12, 2012:

This is so deep and thought provoking. Lovely!

Rinita Sen (author) on January 08, 2012:

Thank you so much Sky for making me feel so good with that comment. Surely this is a great platform to appreciate each others work, and learn from each other.

Sky9106 from A beautiful place on earth. on January 08, 2012:

Recognizing the talents of others , speaks volumes of which direction you are heading ,and it takes nothing short of inside greatness, to recognize the works of others that are your peers playing on the very same field . With this I say that Eddy and yourself, on these poems that requires that extra Opmh! You are clearly at home and I admire your work. Great ability.

Blessings Senoritaa!

Rinita Sen (author) on December 31, 2011:

Your comment made me fly high, Quill. :)

You should also check out Eddy's and Nikki's pages:

I have learned from them, and they both excel at this style of poetry.

Thanks a million again for visiting.

Last Scribe on December 31, 2011:

I do believe this is the first rictameter I've ever read, and now I'm a fan. You made the rules of the style augment your writing. I loved it. Also, your explanations are written as gracefully as your poems. It's an honor to read the works of someone with such an amazing gift.


Rinita Sen (author) on December 29, 2011:

Thanks so much Eddy, for sharing your rictameters. I learned a lot from them.

Hope we have a lot more to share throughout 2012 and beyond.

Happy New Year.

Eiddwen from Wales on December 29, 2011:

Oh Senoritaa, I have to apologise for being so late getting round to this one.

Your poem is amazing and you are obviously so very suited to this poetry.

Thank you also for linking back to mine.

I vote this one up up and away as many times as I can.

Take care my dear friend and I look forward to following you into the New Year.


Rinita Sen (author) on December 28, 2011:

Thank you so much Jessica. Appreciate your visit, and glad that you liked it.

jessica.written. from Flagstaff, Arizona on December 28, 2011:

this was so beautiful. i loved your word choice and the flow it was a very interesting and it was a very thought provoking piece to read. well done.

Rinita Sen (author) on December 28, 2011:

Thanks a lot Kim. You should definitely check it out. Its a lot of fun. As for me, I learned it from Eddy's hub:

Kim Harris on December 28, 2011:

very nice, senoritaa. I'll have to check out the hub on rictameters. Thanks.

Rinita Sen (author) on December 27, 2011:

Thanks Nikki. Your visit is always appreciated.

Beautiful Garbage from Louisiana on December 27, 2011:

very good!

Rinita Sen (author) on December 26, 2011:

Thanks a lot lyricwriter. Your visit and comment is much appreciated.

Richard Ricky Hale from West Virginia on December 25, 2011:

Votes up Senoritaa. Nicely done. This is a beautiful poem. Glad to find a fellow poet. Take care.

Rinita Sen (author) on December 22, 2011:

Exactly. You summarized it well. :)

raciniwa from Talisay City, Cebu on December 22, 2011:

yeah, so's so sad to think that we are shutting down our souls for we are trying so hard to conform to this world...

Rinita Sen (author) on December 21, 2011:

Thanks always exploring. Your visit is much appreciated.

Rinita Sen (author) on December 21, 2011:

Thank you caroline. Soul searching is one of my favorite topics.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on December 21, 2011:


Caroline Marie on December 21, 2011:

Senoritaa this is amazing! I love the concept and your words are beautiful!

Rinita Sen (author) on December 21, 2011:

Thanks V. Glad you liked it.

V Qisya on December 21, 2011:

Simply great, Senoritaa! Up and away!

Best Wishes, V

Rinita Sen (author) on December 21, 2011:

Wow, Frank this was fast! LOL. Kidding! Thanks a bunch :)

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on December 21, 2011:

Wow, Senoritaa this was good :)

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