SK ( / Pune)

Illusion

Some joy, they said,
In her peaceful smile as she waved
Like a nymph in the first guess
Or was she a heartbroken mistress?

Some sweetness they pray
In his voice of friendly indulgence
Reminding of a hopeful summer in May
Or was it a masqueraded abstinence?

Some glory, they bravely cheered,
For his sacrifice in the war they feared,
An unfathomable chivalry,
Or was it a choice out of misery?

Some silence, they assert,
Of the tulip on the grave in the dirt
A silent passing over
Or was it an assassinated clamour?

Some noise they say
Of the river rushing to meet the sea
Gurgling laughter of reunion,
Or was it a cry of reluctant submission?

Vulnerability best if veiled,
Leaping emotions safest when caged,
Hiding, faking and altering you live
In an illusion you make yourself believe in.

by Sanika Khairnar

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Comments (1)

Vulnerability best if veiled, Leaping emotions safest when caged, Hiding, faking and altering you live In an illusion you make yourself believe in. beautiful words full of emotion. love ur poem