Poems

Bluebells in Glee

Reading Time: 1 minuteHere’s an evocative prose poem by Deeya, exclusively for Different Truths. The bluebells in glee spring their jocund heads in the sunny scape of mind, the fleeting images of a sickle-shaped moon, weaned from the sapling sun are coquetries. Love prophesied in the over-arched poplar trees are an ode to the doleful evening when despondently […]

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Pain and Pleasure

Reading Time: 2 minutesAn evocative erotic love poem by Meenakshi, exclusively for Different Truths. I feel your stubble on my cheek Your breath on my neck is warm Your bite on my neck leaves a scar But making love to you is all about marks Hard and brutally you pound me I’m holding on to you And pleading […]

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To My Own Demise

Reading Time: 2 minutesAn evocative poem about life and death, where Ayub talks to his demise, exclusively for Different Truths. O! My demise, Alter your route, Dislodge yourself from my heart, Walk alongside but be at arm’s length.   O! My demise, I have yet to perform obligations More significant than you are, Which I have been sent […]

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Alienation

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn evocative poem from Sarala wherein she describes the dark, gloomy world of depression and alienation, exclusively for Different Truths. Why was Sheila alienated From the society? Give me an answer! This mental health disorder Is gripping children to Youth to old age! Ever since she has been Diagnosed for depression She is mocked at […]

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Are we not all Privileged and Unprivileged in Some Way?

Reading Time: 2 minutesRitambhara looks at the emptiness and void in the lives of the rich and pits it against the have-nots, in this verse, exclusively for Different Truths. The homeless on the roads longing for the life of a rich Little does he know, the problems the rich are facing Little does he know, the sleepless nights […]

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Alienation

Reading Time: 1 minuteA poem about depression among women by Sarala, exclusively for Different Truths. Why was Sheila alienated From the society? Give me an answer! This mental health disorder Are gripping children to Youth to old age! Ever since she has been Diagnosed with depression She is mocked at And not allowed to attend Any celebrations as […]

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The Whore

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn enigmatic and evocative poem by Ayub, exclusively for Different Truths.   This darkness Of the room why doesn’t become darker? Memories of the past flicker on the walls, In such a glare as the eyes don’t close. The sleep of centuries, Stands at the threshold of mind, Stitching new dreams on the hem,  Of […]

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Oh Woman!

Reading Time: 1 minuteA woman-centric and a protest poem by Sarala, exclusively for Different Truths. Your eyes  Vast Blue River  Full of sweet dreams! Your eyebrows  Arched like a soft bow! Your glance  Full of grace and compassion! Your cheeks  Glowing like a lotus in bloom  Your pink moist lips  Speak volumes of your desires! Your youthful bosom  […]

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The Full Moon in the Dark

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn evocative poem, celebrating nature, by Ayub, exclusively for Different Truths. The ocean was destined to dance, But what happened to the moon!  Whose evil eye has caught The full moon of fourteenth night, Bordered by the black clouds. O! Night, Open your eyes, See for a while, Beyond the seashore, The old ocean is […]

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Break Those Shackles

Reading Time: 1 minuteA protest poem where there is liberation in death, where one breaks the shackles of caste and colour, by Sarala, exclusively for Different Truths. Oh! Let me break those shackles  Put on me years ago  Keeping me away from my love  I broke them with my will  Now I am free to enjoy  The paradise and  […]

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