You Know Who You Are
By Meher Gandhi
However overwhelmed I maybe,
However tough it may seem,
You made of thin crust,
Have helped me push aside all the dust of disgust.
May I ask whoever you are,
If you have a brain and a heart within,
Which is so graciously taking in all my rants about life,
Without a sound nor a din?
How do you decompress and simmer me down?
By ‘me’ I mean the active volcanoes that reside within me.
How do you make them dormant when no one alive can?
Is it always one of your master plans?
“A true friend”
How do you leave my emotions blank and myself empty,
Once I cover you with nothing but, blotches of ink?
No sadness. No gaiety.
Just truth. Just you and me.
I never gift my trust so uncomplicatedly,
Yet, I write my emotions onto you.
Covering your skin with my need,
Empowering you to help me in a good deed.
Probably, you’ll inveigle me,
Today, tomorrow and every day.
Maybe, you’ll never know how,
Maybe, I’ll always know why.
Every time I’ll have a glance at you,
You’ll remind me of the sorrows, too.
Maybe, I could crush you with my empty hands,
Like I crushed my emotions before incising them on you.
You take in the grimace like I do,
Soak it in until there is no more.
You inhale it in with something no short of grace.
Wondrous how you never exhale it out without leaving a trace.
You are and will always be, me.
Yet, I know you’ll deceive me,
Reminding me of the times I felt drab and murky.
After all, who says one cannot deceive one’s own self in a way that is dreary.
You know who you are, dearest paper, lying helpless in front of me.
I hope that all the writers and poets can relate to this poem of mine! If you found this poem nice then, like, comment and share! Also, could you identify who I was talking about before I revealed it in the last line? Tell me in the comments section below!
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