How to Trust?

Image He, the love of my life,Said to me the other night,‘You do find other men attractive, right?’ ‘Like you might desire other women?’I asked a question in return.‘Yes,’ he smiled, ‘we all have our demons.’ But I told him no and he was baffled.Was something wrong with me?My feathers were ruffled. I pondered and…

Random Poem

Random Poem (28–09–2020) Image by Satchi Art (Painting by Painting by Svyatoslav Kosyuk) I hate life, as all my friends will tell you, my lover will vouch for it so and my family has an inkling too. But it is the mundaneness of it, that I hate. This never-ending monotony, that even when it breaks, resorts to its routine of innumerable centuries…

Again

The Old Guitarist 1903–4 by Pablo Picasso Are we gonna live again,this life of pain?For there is, but a little respite from itAnd we continue to exist in spite of it.How do we persist with this throbbing heart?Instead of dying, we are creating art!The world had taught and I agreedUnrequited love is pain decreedBut wasn't…

Betrayal of the Betrayed

Some days, the life stands at a still. The sun slowly melts into the coldness of night. One scene shifts into another and nothing happens. You were melancholic at point A and you stay that at point B. You just keep looking at the time changing --- indifferent to its passage. It can start moving…

TW: Suicide

When I hear about someone committing suicide, I don’t feel the usual sadness anymore. I don’t wonder what led this person to take their own life! Now I think, understandable! and feel slightly envious. It is a very logical solution to a problem we all are facing. It makes sense to end a thing that…

The Performers and the Audience

Before I had even started writing what I am about to say, I had already judged it several times in my mind and found it to be of little value. I write this because the thought was resilient enough to keep pestering me. Ignoring your thoughts, I had observed, can be quite impossible, no matter…

The Change in your Expression

It is your journey, I just want to see you, With no presumptions, just really really you. When you are unaware of being observed You are neither frank nor reserved. On one side, I want to tilt my head And see your cheeks going red As I whisper in your ears, ‘I love you’ in…

A Price to Pay

Note: SPOILER ALERT for The Stranger, Slaughterhouse-Five, Rumplestiltskin and The Bell Jar You see a flawed system for so long you become comfortable with it. You accept the life you are given. You even stop pointing out what is wrong and unjust. You lose hope. You borrow Vonnegut’s philosophy of, ‘so it goes’ and respond…

The Masochist

The imbalance I feel Is my fate's seal. Holding my head high Before you, I kneel. On the scaffold of sheer honesty, A glance at you I will steal. Yet Our love will die naturally, No ceremony, no last meal. In the salt mine of misfortunes I twist and turn with zeal I stand a…

The Sun was Kind Today

The sun today, shone with delight, I could feel, if not see it smile. Fighting cold air, piercing each crevice, It basked in glory, happy to be of service. As it illuminated the world, comforting a shivering bird. Touching this maiden's cheek, Lighting up another's curls. I saw it reflecting off skyscrapers visiting the land…