The Refuge

I see the colours shading the pretty smile in thoughts forlorn,
The tears as bright as a diamond, but that shone aloof and alone.
I hide the whimsical rays in the pocket of hope,
But the hope that knows nowhere to go except the grieving grove.

The silent words talked to me and whispered to a dream,
“You wish no pain but the wish is a painful grim,
You hope no worth but the worth is a journey never-ending”
The words, that left the bounty shadows of life, never fulfilling.

The thought sultry yet vibrant as it blinds the precious soul,
stranded, swollen, succumbs with every crawl.
The crawl that finds its way back to the colours so blind,
For a refuge lost, a heart mourns, harsh and unkind.

Poet’s Note:
The girl in the poem is lost in her world with several heartbreaks in her love life. She is deeply hurt that nothing can regain her happy self.

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Monali Longmailai

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I finished Doctorate in Linguistics from North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya (India)and started teaching at Tezpur University, Assam. I was born on 2nd November, 1983 in my hometown, Haflong, in Assam (India). Haflong is in the lap of nature and the beautiful Barail mountains have always inspired me to dream and write. I wrote my first poem 'roses' when I was 10 years old though I lost that piece as a young child. I have been writing several poems since then as a young girl and a confused teenager, but very few though more meaningful ones, as of now. Shillong with its scenic beauty keeps me engrossed with photography, fun with friends, social activities and a little time for poetry amidst the hectic research schedules. My poetry themes vary from nature to ambitions, from self questions to relationships. My other favorite pastimes include, writing short stories and quotations, trekking, shopping, sketching, travel and many others. I do not know what future brings in, with poetry for me, but it's something I love doing when I'm best left with, all by myself and my world of emotions.
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Nadeem Qazilbash
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Hope is so difficult to find, in this abyss of pain, her desperation is infectious.

Yogesh Bhatt
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I liked the whole poem but the end is way too good..!!
“For a refuge lost, a heart mourns, harsh and unkind.”

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