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Shades Of Two

By Nabiha Hasan
It's strangely sad how I come in shades of two,
I'm the cheery tomboy to the ones around me.
Fluterring like a social butterfly, nobody really knew,
That an old soul & a hopeless romantic wrote poetry.

A handful of them had an inkling of both shades
Knew that I could be a tad emotional at times.
The thoughts of bearing my soul quickly fades,
When I think of how they'd jeer at my rhymes.

They know me in one shade, I'd prefer it that way,
I'm happier being closed than letting them know.
That I prefer strangers over family to have a say,
On this land where I let my poetic muses flow.

I let this firefly flit away, just to glow on this site,
If my folks knew, they'd have its wings clipped.
My soul will be laid bare to their sadistic delight,
Hence I dwell here just so it never gets pricked.
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This poem won in Instagram Weekly Contest held by @delhipoetryslam on the theme 'What will people say / Log kya kahenge'

1 comment

  • And here the pages are lit with fireflies alike.

    Loved this.

    Afzal

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