March 01, 2009

Hope in Despair

Painting done by Sameer Hazari

Locked away,

In a muted room,

Grime and stone,

To make talk with.

Sitting against

The door,

Which holds her captive,


Inches in width.

Her lashes,

Constantly damp,

Like petals,

Bearing dew,

In the early morn,

Her lips,

So luscious


Tight in scorn.

Face resting,

On her palms,

Like a beautiful book,

Atop a holy stand,

Which can be read,


And cherished

For eternity.

A tiny light,

Enters the scope,

The sun ray hits,

That pretty face,

It lights up,

In realisation,

“It was just,

Another phase”

Those eyes,

Mirror hope,

Even after seeing,

Nothing but ghast,

Those tears hold hope,

She knows,

Hope is all,

That can last.

The scars are fresh,

And have cut deep,

But, she knows,

While she sheds a tear,

And strikes,

A pained smile,


Hope in despair,

Is all she can keep.