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PoetryAlter Ego - Nishana Sujith, Kerala

Alter Ego – Nishana Sujith, Kerala

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Staring at the broken image in the looking glass,

I saw shards of it break and scatter.

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Some pierce deep into my hearts chambers,

 And bleeds from it the thick red blood I had held back for years.

I realize that I am in someone else’s land

I look for faces I can understand,

I seek assurance, seek for my mother’s touch.

In my dreams; I walk in darkness, I shiver in unknown fear

And then my eyes open to the strange world I am confined in!

 

I push the doors; I yank them and hit them,

But they wouldn’t budge, they would not give way

I turn around to see faces jeer

Didn’t they use to smile at me like my peer?

Then I see those hidden fangs from which poison drips.

 

Where are those faces I knew? Where are those people I loved?

Where are they who wiped my tears?

Where are they who placed a crown on my head?

Don’t you see they rip me? They chew me and spit me on the ground

Don’t you see that I walk around orphaned on the road?

Don’t you understand how this chokes me?

I scratch at the walls, I pound at the doors

I turn around and find them hiss;

My head throbs, my hands twitch

I see her jeer, her fangs gleam

And before I knew I drew across the marble floor

Took her by the neck and smashed her to the ground.

Staring at the broken image in the looking glass,

I saw shards of it break and scatter.

Some pierce deep into my hearts chambers,

And bleeds from it the thick red blood I had held back for years.

 

I realize that I am in someone else’s land

I look for faces I can understand,

I seek assurance, seek for my mother’s touch.

In my dreams; I walk in darkness, I shiver in unknown fear

And then my eyes open to the strange world I am confined in!

 

I push the doors; I yank them and hit them,

But they wouldn’t budge, they would not give way

I turn around to see faces jeer

Didn’t they use to smile at me like my peer?

Then I see those hidden fangs from which poison drips.

 

Where are those faces I knew? Where are those people I loved?

Where are they who wiped my tears?

Where are they who placed a crown on my head?

Don’t you see they rip me? They chew me and spit me on the ground

Don’t you see that I walk around orphaned on the road?

Don’t you understand how this chokes me?

I scratch at the walls, I pound at the doors

I turn around and find them hiss;

My head throbs, my hands twitch

I see her jeer, her fangs gleam

And before I knew I drew across the marble floor

Took her by the neck and smashed her to the ground.

IR
IR
Editorial Team of Indian Ruminations.

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