Break Free

No alluring words,
no enticing verse,
no dazzling rhymes,
no charming prose,
nothing was ever needed to accost his belief,
for he was in awe with her silence

And though she held back with all her might,
the unspoken words,
and the suppressed thoughts,
yet she couldn’t resist to break free
from her ostensible life

And like the dawn skies on the faraway horizon,
her countenance painted crimson red,
with a hint of some cerulean blue,
shedding away the darkness,
held by the long standing night

And it didn’t matter
what forces were in play,
what chains tried to restrain,
the longing surged and liberated
from the entwined grip of the vicious trite
and she soared,
with wings spread wide,
and dreams of tomorrow shining vivid and bright

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50 thoughts on “Break Free”

  1. Love how you deal with the issue of lack of communication and the consequent wish for liberation. It is difficult but sometimes we have to learn to let go. This is here exquisitely expressed with powerful images. The first five opening lines are a negation of communication despite well-meant endeavors (written in bold letters), where the same failure to communicate follows in the second stanza with “held back”, “unspoken” and “suppressed”(this time the bold letters stress the negativiy, instead, and the consequences of it being her wanting to break free from a life of pure appearances). I love the colors and shades of the third stanza relating nature to human feelings and thoughts. It is descriptive of the situation but also represents the pre-action that finally leads to action in the last stanza where she breaks the shackles and liberates herself. Excellent work!

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  2. I’m always in love the way your portray your characters, their temperament and their emotions.We all need a patient and compassionate listener. When heart connects, words fail and heart soars.Beautiful is the word, Shantanu.You are on a roll these days.Who knows what’s happening with you..haha

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