Strings of doubt, clusters of chaos can soar high

In an imperceptible vague-sky

Your senses can whirl and swirl

No matter who you are, boy or a girl!


They turn your thoughts from bad to worse, for sure!

And you sink in the quagmire of your thoughts, unsure

Brings the feeling of inertia, stagnancy, and negativity

That engulfs you in the mud of frustration, angst, and anxiety.


Yes, they are the hushed swords

Can slaughter your peace and strength’s chord

And you sink in the quagmire, deep

Even your reflection may seem to delete.


Shoo! Shoo away!
Breathe out loud! Calm down!
Beat everything! 


And listen to your inner voice and look at the ray of light

That peeps through the tiny cracks, a bright-sight!

Your trust and hope can erase the darkness

And like a Phoenix, you can rise with brightness!


Pooja Mandla


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Written by Pooja Mandla

ย Pooja is an educator by profession but a word weaver by passion. She has a BSc in Medical, an M.Phil. in English literature and, a B.Ed. degree from Punjab(Chandigarh) University.

She loves to read, write, draw and travel. She finds inspiration from nature and the surrounding people. She is passionate about writing poems and is a regular contributor to several online platforms, where she has won many prizes.ย 

Her poems have been published inย  11 anthologies so far by the various Publishing house and, a few are in process.ย  Two of her poems have recently been selected for two different anthologies by an International press called Sweetycatpress. Her poems have also been published in International magazines like Literoma and Innsaei Journals.

She has recently been awarded with the award of appreciation for the ANNUAL WORDSMITH AWARD 2021 by ASIAN LITERARY SOCIETY.

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