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Rigmarole

She,
a beleaguered soul,
often entwined in the rigmarole of thoughts,
bending and curving,
meandering the ugly paths of life,
trying to find her true north

and while lost in a labyrinthine,
and free falling in an abyss,
with no luck by her side,
yet she survived and escaped
the warren of despair,
for she had hope

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His Lair

The place behind the gray thoughts,
the dwelling is hidden behind the disguise,
a shroud draped in white for camouflage,
is where his heart remains in wild,

And often beneath that peaceful guise
thrive a restless heart,
the world thinks it is nonexistent
but it is the lair
where his wilderness lies

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Condone

Your shallow thoughts and myopic views
that you nurtured all this while,
sure, no one put a stop at it,
neither anyone criticized,
giving fuel to the fire,
for you thought the world can condone your conduct

And now with such atrocious fervor
you bulldoze on me such harsh views,
thinking it is natural for me
to succumb to your demands,

Well, you are in for a surprise
for that mind you carry,
I will soon rattle it, shatter it, jolt it
and pull out of your assumed space
into this world called a reality check

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Samaritan

This poem is inspired by the amazing humanitarian effort shown by an anonymous person in Chicago during the recent cold wave, who put 70 homeless people in a hotel.

Polar vortex clawed in
and the mayhem was brutal,
cold zephyr spreading its sphere
in all directions

Not a soul on the streets
even the animals
took shelter in deep woods
trying hard to abate the extremes

But then there were homeless people
somewhere in Chicago downtown
helpless eyes
expressing the obnoxious feeling
of getting left behind

The Salvation Army gathered them in a tent,
and some samaritan donated them propane heat
the only respite they had
in an otherwise soul-numbing environ

But as luck would have it,
one of the cylinders exploded
and in the name of safety
the fire chief took away their last hope

All doors were caving on them
survival was at utmost danger
and right when all hope was doomed
an anonymous person showed up,
for he booked a hotel for all the despair souls
and proved humanity still exists
in this otherwise ostensible world

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Encourage Love

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