Hope Against Hope

Her happiness was
often an illusion
of her miscreant mind

Appearing in disguised shape
encroaching upon
every little space of her heart

Shattering her valiant walls
capturing her free soul
shrouding her smiles in a concealed veil

It was not that she wasn’t aware
or was naive not to understand,
but love as much could empower
also had the power to cloud the mind
with a state of deliriousness

As she watched the proceedings
with helpless eyes
and she drifted along
hoping that the insanity
she was caught in
would also bear
someday an unfeigned sight

And for that day to arrive
she lived
gracing a poignant smile

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah

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