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I have coined subtle words,
Framed robust sentences
And idioms unique
In my private fantasy but
They miserably ditch me
At the fateful moment
When I wish to confide that
‘I belong.’

Carefully pronounced words fizzle out
Under the feather-weight
Of nocturnal dreams
Nourished in the womb
Of a barren Autumn.

Faint beams of a pestering hallucination
Giggle mischievously
When I don’t know
What is what?

I have rehearsed in vain
Ridiculous postures
And carefully designed dialogues
In the privacy of my greenroom,
For I cannot look eye to eye
When most wanted.

Submitted: Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Edited: Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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  • Priya Arora (1/8/2013 10:55:00 PM)

    Perfactly written...beautifully described..

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  • Anamika Goswami (9/3/2012 4:03:00 AM)

    Can identify with the uncertainty of emotions here... n the need to belong... but few are so lucky..

  • Sonali Sings (11/2/2011 8:50:00 AM)

    One feels as though one is going through the same state of affairs as the poet i.e. in the doldrums! Unable to put his/her feelings in words for the one he/she wants to. Loved n N'joyed reading it! ! !

  • Allemagne Roßmann (8/29/2011 2:46:00 AM)

    Very well said..liked the style here...enigma

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