I Am 24

I am 24 It’s been long since I learned to talk And long enough since I knew when to shut up It’s been long since I learned to walk And long enough since I knew when to sit down It’s been long since I learned to scream And long enough since I knew when to…

Being Alive

I breathe in and I breathe out Each second, every day for life I blink fast and I blink slow Each minute, every day for life I laugh day in and day out Each hour, every day for life I hold my tears in and cry my eyes out Each day, every day for life…

Under Threat

I belong to a nation where we worship a Goddess but kill a girl child in the womb. It’s a place where a daughter is seen as a burden on her father, a bad luck for her family A place where women can’t have opinions and must agree to the men in her life, The…

The Worst Question

What’s worse, Dying when you want to live OR Living when you want to die?

The Anticipated Touch

I went to meet him, talk it all out and get it over with but things took a different turn. He is making me recline on a chair and fixes me a long hard gaze; I am melting under his eyes. He starts fiddling with my nose, as it wobbles just like a rabbit’s! He…

Diary Of A Young Girl

You know I pour my heart to you, my bff- my diary. You know me in and out; you have been by my side when I needed someone to hear me out. When I cried myself to sleep, you were there to snuggle with me. You know all my funny stories, the embarrassing moments and…

Bitches Be Bitches

Tons of insults are hauled at me Each day I face comments that hurt My personal space is encroached They bare my soul, leaving me vulnerable But should it affect me? After all- “bitches be bitches” It should and it will, but… Each fall is a chance to get up Every tear is a hope…

Lost Answers

…we lived in two different corners of the country. But love had found us and as we said the vows in front of the priest, I dreamed of long lasting companionship with you. It pained me when you moved back to your corner while I made way to mine. Distance killed me, but I knew…

Silence, Splash, Silence

“There aren’t any signs of struggle, he had your consent. You have no case lady” and with a thud the judge dismissed her plea for justice. Sitting by the lake she ponders over the events of the past few months and curses herself. From trusting that guy with her drink to not gathering enough courage…

Graceful Pain

“Ever seen a duck? The beautiful bird gracing your city lake, doing its bit to attract people! It is so calm over the water but one look under the waves and you’d see how hard it struggles to attain that grace.” said the young ballet dancer tending to her wounds!