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Mallika Tripathi

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Fire


Fire resembles the burning desires,
In umpteen ways,
It never let you tire
You continue greedily
To fulfil your lust
Unless you reach behind the wire.

You become a crook, a liar
Keeping aside the sermons
You celebrate to tyrannise
Often putting yourself in mire.

In anguish you hid in a byre
Mutilating, tormenting,
Executing the beings
You try to rest on a tyre.

But Alas!
The moment you defy the sire
It force you to enter into an inferno
Scalding your body, charring your soul
It puts you on the pyre.

Submitted: Friday, July 18, 2014

Topic of this poem: love hurts


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