#NaPoWriMo2022 #ArtoonsInn #PoetryParlour #Day5
Being a girl of a Kashmiri Pandit, I wasn’t allowed in fall in love
Content with my mundane life, I was moving on
Despite growing up ‘midst the snowcapped Himalayas
Without any friends, I never really saw a happy dawn.
Suddenly one summer, I found love
The carousel of warnings, seemed behind bars
In the hypnotic glow of the effulgent new found love
We celebrated our unison ‘neath the stars
With his one diaphanous touch, he entered my soul
Succoring me to unfurl my wings of hope
Surrendering in that fleeting moment
We peregrinated beyond our scope
My ravaging storms quelled in his arms
Silencing my inner whispering of doubt
I found the elusive happiness
As I savored the brightest hues of emotions inside out.
Alas! We were destined only till those clandestine meetings
A bunch of lively flowers now adorn our graves
Lying adjacent to each other, we celebrate our unfulfilled love
Communal riots have ruthlessly made us its slaves!
Together we found peace;
As our love transcended mortal boundaries of “Heaven of Earth”
For it’s better to reign in hell, than to serve in heaven.