The Prayer

There are mosquito bites all over my feet The itch grows like climbers around my knees My veins circle the heart My hands run out of control I’m spinning in this web of my creation I’m a collector like spiders Except that I don’t devour upon my hosts I watch them grow out of theirContinue reading “The Prayer”

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COLLECTING CAGES

My hands are stories you never read Long, slender and painted red An estuary within me connects to you Not the whole ocean inside of me Pandora’s Box lies safely in my stash I lick the dust upon it to get a taste They way you slid your fingers under My sleeve Made me swallowContinue reading “COLLECTING CAGES”

ACHILLES HEEL

I was Troy and you conquered me Reckless and bold, you had a way With my heart Leaving me with no choice But to sway the way you Wanted me to   I crowned you with my trust The only wealth I had ever possessed   You put on your armor of gold But itContinue reading “ACHILLES HEEL”

Rape – An indelible blot upon society.

I feel agitated every time I watch the news. She’s disrespected in every possible way. Candles are lit once her eyes are devoid of light. In the spur of the moment the whole nation comes to know of her existence. I pray that this kind of fame befalls upon women no more. After the deedContinue reading “Rape – An indelible blot upon society.”

Sleep

It’s either me, Or your thoughts. -Sleep.

Barren

She’s the desert he left, For greener pastures. Losely tied weft threads, Dismantled their stature. Winsome eyes once bore, A dream now distorted. They saw a family of four, But her fertility retorted. Society labelled her ‘barren’, Restricting her existence. With falling tears she is laden, Asking God for repentance. Her shreiks reverberate, As SheContinue reading “Barren”

Colors

All the colors she’s living, Black, tangerine & pink. Is his majestic giving, For as long as he lives. Once death meets man, She’s stripped of her hues. Bangles taken off her hand, She sings the lonely muse. Pushing her into the fire, They send her away to him. Colorful bangles she admired, Now pierceContinue reading “Colors”

A Joke

When did jokes become, An inherent hub of racism? Why do inane gender roles, Have to play a part in jokes? About equality you preach, Yet your joy lies in racist memes. His eyes are so narrow, you see, He surely has to be Chinese. An accent so very deep, Must be an Indian, IContinue reading “A Joke”

Let Her Be

Don’t confine her in poems & prose, You can’t win her over with a rose. Leave expectations far behind, When you’re entering her mind. She isn’t the heroine of your story, Her past is the one filled with glory. Raw beauty by definition, She’s devoid of limitations. She has bled to the core, Yet she’sContinue reading “Let Her Be”