A Facade of Laughing Bonhomie

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By:- rANJEETA nATH gHAI

Behind her facade,
Is a sorrow with reason.
A girl who was filled with,
Insecurities, and sadness.
Emotions; locked and imprisoned,
Like a tiny white-winged dove.

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Behind her facade,
I know a different person.
Who lives in a hope with dying light,
Looking happy and carefree.
Hiding a boiling, raging love,
Longing to be free.

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Behind her facade,
Is a well filled deep with tears,
Home to her deepest darkest fears.
And I wish I could spill the sadness,
That threatens to destroy her,
Like storm waters sinks a ship.

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Behind her facade,
She would always smile.
She would always laugh.
But her eyes void of life,
Voice void of emotions.
And I’m afraid they’ll buy the facade and she’ll drown.

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Oh Mauli…!!
Don’t you know that you’re too convincing.
It’s time to remove the mask,
You’ve worn all your life.
Let your true self show.
Let the world peep in through the windows of your soul.

…..because all is not bleak.
All is not lost.

—–XxXxX—–

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Shall We Agree To Disagree

 

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By:- rANJEETA nATH gHAI

Tell me,
Shall we agree to disagree-
That fear exists only in the mind
And wealth is entirely subjective?

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Tell me,
Shall we agree to disagree-
That poetry is a form of expression; a means to protest,
It’s not for the faint of heart but for the strong in thought?

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Tell me,
Shall we agree to disagree-
That forgiveness and acceptance are two entirely different things,
And there is strength in succumbing to that which is greater than you?

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Tell me,
Shall we agree to disagree-
That to move forward and progress; we need tactics and influence
Use the knowledge to understand and power to control?

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Tell me,
Shall we agree to disagree-
That in order to be great ourselves and change how people think,
We must break our own barriers?

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Tell me,
Shall we agree to disagree-
That if you see someone who has less than you,
You should offer them an opportunity to achieve more for themselves?

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Tell me,
Shall we agree to disagree-
That if you see someone who was born with something that you have not,
We shouldn’t be envious, but be happy for them?

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Tell me,
Shall we agree to disagree-
That though our opinions may vary, we’ll come together in peace,
Resolving our views in faith and we’ll part strengthened in love?

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Shall we agree
Or shall we disagree,
That even as we’re still debating; disagreeing; holding onto every word,
We will not hate each other and try to part as friends?

—–XxXxX—–

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Nothing Is Ever Finished

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By:- rANJEETA nATH gHAI

I keep your memories
Locked in a box,
Hidden in my heart.
Like you keep
Your love for me,
Hidden in your mind.

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Incomplete;
Without the piece
You took from me.
Life is a spectrum that exists
Between the black and white.
Grey; being questions that have no answer.

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Memories of you: forever chasing me.
The key to my heart,
Stolen from me.
I do not believe in the definitive.
Nothing is ever finished…
Until all is said and done.

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I’m giving up the fight.
As neither can win,
Without another glance behind.
Did I leave some pages empty?
The story lies unfinished…
Trapped in times like before.

….but words that I cannot write
Will echo evermore hereafter.

—–XxXxX—–

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Amidst The Sands of Time

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By:- rANJEETA nATH gHAI

Poised like an ocean; deep and infinite,
Sometimes calm, at times tempestuous.
But with whatever happens on the surface,
I do have a serious qualm.
Ripples and waves that arise and subside,
Are all signs that there’s life existing down inside.
My mere existence;
Encompassing the land,
Clouds and atmosphere above,
Which in turn return in grateful tears of love.

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My heart hollow, soul vacant,
Plagued by parasites; burning with sorrow.
Once in a while,
I shrug my shoulders.
Storms. Disturbances. Earthquakes.
Are merely reactions to all the inhabitants on land.
Who with their ignorance and greed,
Are plundering everything by their hand.
Not meaning to do anybody any harm,
I have to get the message across; sound the alarm.

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I don’t feel generous or mean,
Or for that matter anything extreme.
My mind is at peace,
My thoughts are at ease.
But them Humans;
Will no longer be allowed to reside.
Determined to chase them from my Eden,
With inky darkness I will paint my picture.
As I focus far ahead into oblivion,
They can never say they weren’t warned.

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Trying to maintain my sanity,
Today I, Nature;
An ever unraveling mystery.
Am caught in a dilemma,
One of the most difficult conundrums.
Whether to distance myself from humans,
Ushering in an apocalypse,
Or to give them a second chance.
My silent presence giving them company,
Amidst the sands of time.

—–XxXxX—–

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Sometimes It’s Just Better To Pretend

 

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By:- rANJEETA nATH gHAI

I’ll pretend
Once again
To be fine and happy
That lies and deceit don’t bother me anymore
That I don’t feel sad, that nothing hurts me anymore.

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I’ll pretend
Once again
That I didn’t notice your silence
That I don’t feel bad
That you are forever busy and me feeling alone…

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I’ll pretend
Once again
That the written word
Should help me heal
While I slowly strip my walls that are already empty and stranded.

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I’ll pretend
Once again
That stating what I feel;
Expressing my feelings; exposing my pain;
Means nothing. It’s just ink splashed on paper.

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I’ll pretend
Once again
In a world where feelings are condemned; tears are signs of weakness

Typing my soul apart; reading scribbles;
 Random rants can be confusing. It’s just better to pretend.

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In the end…

I’ll pretend
Once again
That I’m not pretending;
Lying to myself trying to figure out how to end my pain…
I’ll pretend.

…just once again. I’ll pretend.

—–XxXxX—–

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Dancing With the Devil

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By:- rANJEETA nATH gHAI

My heart beating,
That’s all I hear.
Getting faster and faster,
Head pounding every second that goes by.
Constant nausea; plagued by fear.
Tightness in my chest,
Suffocating: I can’t breathe.

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I need to get out of here,
I need to breathe.
Sweating cold bullets of fear,
I wonder why I’m panicking.
All I can think of; how did this happen?
Why me? Why my kids? Why my dogs?
Why? Why? Why?

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It’s as if someone took my sanity,
Making me go blind.
Worries controlling my thoughts,
I cling to my insecurities that threaten to devour me.
My brain: moving a mile a minute,
Racing my thoughts to the finish line.
And suddenly the panic sets in….!!

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All my body’s strength ebbing away.
I have to sit, so that I don’t fall.
My legs suddenly unable,
To support my body weight.
And then I’m staring, praying desperately,
Everything is too tight, too close, too much.
As I sink to the ground the tears come pouring down.

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Alone. Helpless. Trapped.
I feel I’m dancing with the devil,
His nail moving down my spine; spreading his poison.

—–XxXxX—–

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Life Touches You Like That

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By:- rANJEETA nATH gHAI

Wandering aimlessly,
Begging for food to assuage his hunger
He wore a shirt,
Old and tattered…
Holes in places, faded all over;
Sans buttons;
Chest plastered with bandages;
Of injuries unknown to me.

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It was so ironic,
Me alighting from my car.
Going to buy samosas* to eat,
Not out of hunger.
But because of my whims,
He a beggar.
With not a penny on him,
Hungry; famished,
But no penny to buy food.

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His eyes; they follow me inside.
Searching for a favor,
Those goodies visible,
Through the showcase; taunting him.
The look he gave shall never leave me.
An unsaid plea;
It made me wonder;
Is Life all about wearing,
A good shirt and having money in your pocket?

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I guess… a few moments is all that it took,
For me to make up my mind.
And offer help,
Mindlessly, 
I ordered a meal for him too.
Handing it over; I saw,
Puzzled look of the customers,
His face lit up; eyes expressing thanks.
I had no words…
Was I being generous, or just doing my duty?

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As I walked away from him,
I realized…
Life touches you like that…

*A samosa or samoosa, is a fried or baked dish with a savoury filling, such as spiced potatoes, onions, peas, lentils, macaroni, noodles or minced meat

PS:- This is a true incident which happened with me today. 

—–XxXxX—–

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