Forgive yourself

From throbbing guilt and toxic memories hanging in the air,
A stale whiff of despair starts swirling around you,
Breathing in that bitterness, your lungs get shrunk,
And your mind suffocates under the spell of tormented thoughts,
Like an autumn leaf, your heart withered and parched,
With a lot of dull greys and browns on your life’s canvas,
You draped your weary soul in grief and sadness,
Battering the old wounds never helps to redeem a living-dead,
And you can’t live with worms of regret gnawing in your chest,
Since ages, your soul screeches and pleads for forgiveness,
So allow the sunshine to dribble warmth on your frozen crimson,
And once again let the life flow smoothly through your existence.

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Peace in war

The weight of her emptiness made her fall into the abyss
Concrete walls rushing close, her heart getting shoved against her ribs
And her demons started whirling across her mind
She has banished herself from drowning in thoughts
But not now, nothing in this ephemeral world makes sense at all
Her soul aches beneath the armour of lies
The shelter of self-betrayal has split asunder
No solace comes with escapes anymore
The veil of ignorance has now torn apart
And the melancholic sombre has consumed her world
So now she wants the scorching sun to burn off her skin
Swelter residing in bones, to incinerate her to ashes
Tides of emotion to strike hard, leaving her existence breathless
The dagger of thoughts to stab her brain persistently
With continuous resonance taking hold over her senses
The soul being lashed with haunted past
A never-ending battle between mind and heart
Beseeching for help, some days her soul urges salvation
But then she wants it like that, the agonizing pain
For she has now found her peace in that war

Playing pretend

Gloom filled clouds and pewter sky
Igniting fire, consuming your inside
The dark obscurity, surrounding you
Deafening noises above in your head
Piles and piles of sorrow and remorse
Some days it even gets hard to walk
Drought in the soul sucks you dry
And you don’t know what your heart pines for
So you let that invincible pain sink in your bones
But the other day it all fades, all gone
Rattling in your mind can be ignorable
You feel your heart a bit less exhausted
You see a lot of people smiling around
And you wonder how many of them are playing pretend too
So you smile and smile with all of them
A cloak of happiness over dwelling distress
It is a little less burden to be alive until it’s the time
When it gets hard to survive all over again

Dead emotions

If only she could get rid of that skin
Every inch of her body under his fingerprints
Unexpressed emotions he used to trace on her flesh
All those emotions are now dead
And her whole existence turning to a carcass
With the stink that became unbearable
So the remaining emotions happy, alive or sad
All are now departed one by one
And no avulsion can even help
A diseased and devasted soul of her

Death embraced her

A worn out shadow trembles in the murk
As the darkness of despair prevails the room
Melancholy silence rhythms with her void
Dejected heart and courage shattered
An interrupt in her crimson flow
A spurt of blood, her wrist slit open
Scars of inescapable regrets
Stained by him, her poor existence
And years ago, life was drained away
But the death today embraced her soul

Who you are?

In the stained mirror, a blur reflection of him
Faces of all the character he plays, peeking through these pieces of glass
And a pair of lifeless eyes in the mirror staring back at him
Asking a poignant question, in all of them who you really are?
Beside all time screaming and howling in his mind
The answer to this question is always the same
An eerie silence echoes in the void

Sky

A pristine ache penetrates my soul
Yet I feel placidity filling my heart
The dwelling malaise breaks away
Whenever I amble my eyes over you
A queer urge arises every time
Immerse me somewhere in your exquisite depths
You my distant friend, my solace
You cherish everyone with protection
Even amid surrounding turbulence
You soothe the nerve of every single one
And I wonder the strength you hold, Oh sky!
Serene azure, when a new day starts
You witness the pain of billions on earth
Absorb our silent cries and screams
Deponent of the bloodshed in this sphere
You might curse the inhumane humans
Sometimes with flash and thunder
Shed tears to tolerate rampant inequity
Getting worn out of our distress
Changing shades, evidence of your concern
Crimsoned every day with exasperation
When you see us humans, so powerless
Lilac lines appear, as swollen eyes, telltale of your compassion
The time comes, when it gets hard to endure
You close eyes, veil miseries, darkness everywhere
But you never leave us to mourn alone, bright turquoise the next day
Ready to share all sufferings again