Dreams Built On Lies



A streak of grey across a blue sky

Does not make it grey.

Or so I say.

Huddled amidst a million dreams

Lies  a heart that yearns

And fails again and again.

Can a  little twist

Distort what is?

 A word added here

And another subtracted,

Would barely make a difference.

Or so I tell myself.

Desires have crystallized

Into little sparkling pieces

That glitter in the dark –

Taunting me.

A few  lies here and there

Are all it took :

And yet they gnaw at

The walls of my soul,

Slowly scraping away each layer.

My pillows lie limp

And the nights cave in,

Drowning the songs of celebration.

A streak of grey across a blue sky

Does not make it grey,

I tell myself.

My laughter mocks me, yet again.

A lie can be nothing else.

Image : Unsplash – Bad taste 


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  1. Queen of pun
    Awesome game changer
    Up above the world do high
    Lies the very lie I carve.

    Nothing can make me surrender
    I’m born to be a free lender
    Pacing over the Pacific, through the clouds
    Only to mark my territory precise.

    Just laying the foundation
    I often dreamt for ages
    To see the scintillating stars
    With bare eyes of hope, I conspice.

    Beautiful poetry on lie. Awesome punning ma’am. Admirations.

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Written by Jaya Pillai

A teacher and a learner - both by passion and profession. Music, cooking, reading, writing, traveling and all kind of creative stuff keep meΒ  going . You are not likely to catch me in a crowd. Instead, you might find me taking a walk on semi dark eveningsΒ  talking to the stars or thinking

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