Letters Of Love

It has been so long since we met. 2 years 5 months and 6 days. I miss how you hugged me tight from behind every time I came to meet you. I miss your warm skin against mine. I miss your voice dissolving in my ears and your scent in my breath. But I don’t…

A Widow’s Eyes

Just yesterday I was wrapped in white silk and today I am encased in black. It is not just the color of my cloak that has changed, my eyes have changed too. Where lay dreams of a life in love, today resides a fire to burn. With flowers in my hands and tears in my…

Maple Leaves

It was the fall of 1998 when days were getting shorter and nights were an endless ocean. I was still a young girl spending my days basking in the sun. My innocent self collected maple leaves and chanted virtues of tolerance, unity and peace. Those were the days of blissful unawareness, until one day I…

Prisoner Of My Skin

I am scared to look at my naked skin in the mirror. I am reminded how they clawed on my pure skin with their blood stained hands. My reflection evokes memories of being dragged out of my home and kept as a prisoner. I was not a prisoner of war but the war had me…

The Girl In The Box

I don’t know how long it has been since uncle packed me in a box. He said we were going to a better place where I will have food to eat. But I don’t understand why mom was crying, doesn’t she want me to eat good food and have new toys? It is so dark…

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…

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…

Stained

Love was not her cup of tea and her friends thought it to be her detached personality and brushed it off but was that it? Her hollow eyes and emotionless kisses had a story to tell or maybe she just wasn’t into him! He had to find out and so he embarked a journey into…

Life Is Good

“Life is so monotonous”, she began cribbing “From office to home, home to office, that’s my entire life”. True, there was a need for excitement but what to do? One morning she woke up too disappointed with her dreary life that skipping office for a day to ‘have fun’ seemed natural. But only if she…

Can Love Be Wrong?

‘Click’, something pulled me towards him the moment we met. Coffee, movies, partying; whatever it was, we were always together! But it was not before a year that I could give this attraction a name, love as they say. With a shaky voice and a rose in my trembling fingers I finally put my feelings…