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The Magical Filter

No boor’s ill talk bothered her, for her mind sieved out voices that failed to ignite her flame.

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah


Her spunk laced mind lest her temper,
and like a cannonball,
she dangerously flirted with his insane mind

Confronted him with grit,
braved his stance
with her furious glance,
and after an arduous battle,
and a long standing wait,
she erased the fears that engulfed his mind

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah

A New Me

I was a ruinous soul,
a savage,
feared by all.

I am unsure when,
you crawled into my world,
and encroached my closely guarded den.
You caressed my wounds
and nurtured my soul,
tamed my anger
and showed me the blissful knoll.

Then one day I fortuitously saw my face,
and I failed to recognize my own image
I stood awestruck unsure what to do
a new world beaconing
a new me raring to go

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah

Your Embrace

Beyond the judgment of right and wrong,
and the trenches of societal norms,
where prejudice never exists,
and kindness always persists,
where clans are ruled by trust,
and beliefs stand tall even in stormy gust

Like a peripatetic
I wandered around to find such a place,
and then I met you,
and found our abode in your embrace

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah

Weaved In a Splice

She was a lost soul,
he was equally shattered,
bereaved, locked in his own world
And like fate would have its way
they met on the crossroads of life’s bay

Both torn and rattled,
yet amazed to see how badly
the other person was battered.
She desired to bring him back
from his self-imposed exile,
And he coaxed her atman
to bring back her lost smiles

Slowly but surely, they found their way,
weaved in a splice, bonded, never again to fray

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah