This Must Be What They Call Pain!

This Must Be What They Call Pain! short poem

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Am I alive? Is this a dream?
Won’t I ever wake? Will I forever scream?
The mind says, but my eyes don’t see,
My soul wanders like a flowerless bee.

Each step I take amongst the endless waste,
Minefields of loss, regret and haste,
Every moment, the hurt will gain,
And sleep won’t ever lessen the pain.

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Saurin Desai

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Saurin Desai’s first love led to a roaring affair that's ongoing now since nearly 30 years. At the innocent age of 8 he met a comic book that whacked him on the head (pun intended) and he fell heels-over-head, literally (pun not intended). But being commitment-phobic, he had a couple of dalliances: with engineering, jobs & businesses, before succumbing to the seduction of the writer's life and giving up everything to become lazier than he ever was. Through all of this he continued to rendezvous with poetry. And after one very, very, long pregnant pause, the poems that had owned him all these years recently agreed to stop possessing him and start haunting the world. And, here we are..."Solitude and Other Obsessions"
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