Friday, January 19, 2018

The Lonely Woman's Poem

The loneliness epidemic
takes its toll
trapped in a utopia
called happily ever after
there is no today

the tea is stale
the books, the words
the lists, the voices
all stink
of uselessness

Someone's says-
"Blessing is..."
and I think of
the could have beens
the books I never wrote
the child I almost had
the dreams I postponed

Now this is an elaborate 
funeral ceremony
I bury myself
molecule by molecule
till you will one day
write obituaries

and know how much
my loneliness weighed.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Bruises on the soul

On a swing
with gentle hands of time
he pushed her

wind in her hair
the lightness of being
called love

and then all of a sudden
he withdrew the hand
from her back

the swing
slowed down
She fell
on a hard fact
with a thud

winter is not 
a good season
for bruises
on the soul !

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

It is & I am not

It is customary
to hide pain
say "I'm fine"
and smile again

It is polite
to keep a stoic face
when your world
is falling apart
around you
in vain

It is brave
to let it all go
to see what stays
and then have it all
go away

it is
it is
it is

I am not.

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To Kill a Mockingbird
The Catcher in the Rye
Animal Farm
The Alchemist
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Romeo and Juliet
The Odyssey
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Count of Monte Cristo
Eat, Pray, Love
The Da Vinci Code
The Kite Runner
The Silence of the Lambs
The Diary of a Young Girl
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre
The Notebook
Gone With the Wind

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