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Finding her Space

If you could read
her poignant smile,
and could feel the pain
bellowing from her aberrant eyes,
you would see traces
of unsung verses,
and many suppressed yearnings,
desperate to find shelter
in the labyrinth of this thing called life.

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah

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

Like the Castanets

You picked my broken pieces
split and dispersed
all over the town
and in the sorrow laced lake
where I was left to drown

You found my lost bearings
and the shattered beliefs
and weaved them together
one at a time
to some magical relief

And before I could comprehend
you transformed my despaired being
to some rhythmic melody
much like the castanets
in a Spanish dance

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah

Mirage of Illusions

Through the meadows
between those trees
beyond the oceans
across the seas

The soul soared high
soaked in repulsive desires
basked in love
playing with fire

And in the capture
of that momentary trice
it looked heavenly
but was a disguise

She learned soon
in that fickle of time
that the mirage of illusions
was nothing but life

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah