Shreya Jani

Rookie - 367 Points (April 1981 / India)

Change - Poem by Shreya Jani

I dont know how to love correctly I hear myself say often
then I didn't know there was a correct way to love either!
Its like a well spring of tears inside me which keeps seeking
for the obvious signs of all the porous unquenchable surfaces
the parched hearts, the angry souls, the tricksters and the uncertain
the mirror of the inner world dancing in the outer shadows
finding these mirage I keep pouring tears on them
for somewhere the belief that water cuts through rocks persists
in the labyrinth of my mind a game of hard and soft I have played often
what I didn't understand is that the rock and water are me
the same loving the same standing up to cruelty, to indifference
the same me standing as if the arrows don't touch my heart
I tell myself you are changing the world this is your power stance,
Your are shakti in motion with a do not disturbed sign on your door
yet again in pile of tears I realise nothing has been changed
Water softens the hard,
don't you know it has softens the stances inside you
you have become more vulnerable
the worlds frailty becomes more palatable perhaps
so yet again let me be a desert, a mountain and ether
get my heart broken again as a mother, a lover, a friend or stranger
change with love, change in love and change for and off love

Topic(s) of this poem: transformation

Comments about Change by Shreya Jani

  • Sru Wils (6/23/2016 2:45:00 AM)

    You write really well. Those lines are straight from your heart and hence strikes a chord with the reader! (Report)Reply

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  • Khaled EhteshamKhaled Ehtesham (6/23/2016 1:11:00 AM)

    its a nice style to talk with own heart and thoughts. you really write well. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 23, 2016

Poem Edited: Thursday, June 23, 2016

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