So, Can You Hear Me?

I have crash landed,

In the abysmal quicksand of my own sins.

It is now devouring me little by little,

Sans mercy, sans redemption.


The gossamer of lies that I had spinned throughout my life,

Had long ago shaken the ground beneath my feet.

And the megalomaniac in me,

Had further spiraled the antithesis of trust, love, and hope in my life.


I had bullied and battered,

Shaken and shattered the trusting ones.

And now, like a tired and petrified lone ranger,

Desperately seeking for one kind smile, one trusting face.


I had half smiled, half cried, half lived, half loved,

Always keeping the other half for scrutiny.

But had always hated fully with hell-bent stubbornness,

Puking vengeance even on understandably unintentional slights.


Still the mirage of hope keeps appearing,

Flickering my wish to do things right this time.

The crash couldn’t crush this one final wish to be heard, for a second chance.

So, can you hear me?


What do you think?


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Written by Indrani Chowdhury

Indrani Chowdhury was born and raised in the north-east city of India, at Guwahati in Assam. She did her post graduation in English literature and had worked as a teacher for some years. Her friends describes her as a simple, hard working girl. She is settled at Bangalore after her marriage and is a mother of a one and a half years old.The world of books have always intrigued her and she has a knack for writing. Besides this, she likes travelling, cooking for her family and friends and meeting interesting people.


in this adventure called 'Life'