This is my first attempt at poetry. Wrote this on the spot in college when i found out that I had registered myself for poetry recitation competiton instead of debate :). We were asked to recite original poems about women-issues in lieu of International Women’s Day and, astonishingly, I won! Can you believe it?!
The painting too is a result of my relentless nocturnal doodling. I felt that it fit right into the rhythm of my poem.
I lie in the dark corner of the room Lamenting my birth and existence I shut my eyes, yet, the darkness is the same My tears have dried, but my heart’s still wailing. I had once dreamt of standing tall Making my own mark in the world But, you pushed me into a bottomless pit Bearing the marks of the world. You tell me there is still hope That all is not lost
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