indira babbellapati

Rookie - 71 Points (visakhapatnam, india)

My Sleepless Nights - Poem by indira babbellapati

now,
don't you conclude
my sleepless nights
are a cover for my
longing for you

yes,
i do spend
sleepless nights
over an infant dead
over an old man struggling
to gather his breath
over a mother looking
for the children to return home...

yes,
i do fidget
on my restless bed
when i chance upon
a forlorn lady standing sorrowful
at the door step awaiting
a lover who would never return

yes,
my pillow absorbs
the tears of a pining child
dragged away by a helpless mother
from a balloon seller

yes,
many a morning
my wakeful eyes
puffed and blood-shot
look around for the warm clasp
of your stretched out hand...

now,
who said
i spend sleepless nights
only for you?

but let me not confess
that in all my sleepless nights
fragments of you
lie entangling
even my heart...!


Comments about My Sleepless Nights by indira babbellapati

  • Rookie - 0 Points Nadia Figueroa (4/3/2013 8:02:00 PM)

    This is just perfection. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Nadia Figueroa (4/3/2013 8:02:00 PM)

    This is just perfection. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 829 Points Shahzia Batool (3/9/2013 11:14:00 AM)

    this is the poetic soliloquy...whispered! ! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 7, 2013



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