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Blur Vision

Your heart feels a sudden pang
in the presence of my absence
and you look around in despair
trying to comprehend
what cause me to disappear again

You pause for a little more
with the hope of my return
but your eyes refusing to accept
the profound eerie and the weird stern

Now that you look back and think
he has not gone in a blink
you assume time will heal the gruff
his vacuum will soon sink in

But all your plan goes terribly wrong
your hopes are faux
and you continue to live in a world
where you don’t belong

You exist in a denial state
while you may disagree
but if you look deep in your soul
and peel the layer of skepticism
from your vision’s scroll
you will find me there
like a long pause
raring for your touch
to resume our love
without any pretension or clause

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah

Leavened

The world disowned her
left her alone
her character was charred
no mercy was shown

Battered and marred
she didn’t know where to go
hopes were at a dead-end
courage had no life left to show

As she wandered randomly
naked, stripped off her pride
she found a gentle gaze
looking at her with a smile in his eyes

In the beginning, she ignored him
later she tried skimming away from his sight
but his adamant stature was there always
regardless of day or night

She pleaded and screamed
and on few occasions cried
announcing she had nothing to offer
except for roughness and chide

But his aberrant eyes
had a different outlook
he was determined not to leave her
while knowing she was rebuked

And slowly he plucked away
one rough edge at a time
and exposed a new her
devoid of any grime

He made her believe in herself
taught her to regain her charm
made her wear the ignore shield
and the world couldn’t do any more harm

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah

Chained not Defeated

Stripped off of pride
brandished kohl
eviscerated to the bone
battered soul

But despite being in such
moment of despair
she didn’t sway
and she marched forward
collecting fringes of the fray

For she was broken not marred
chained not defeated
and with hope as her lone weapon
and grit as her ammunition
she roared
and soared like a squall
for she had nothing left
to lose at all

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah