Clandestine Nights

Behind the dark curtains
of clandestine nights
reside stories
of silent pain
endured under
velvety blankets
wrapped in disguise
around cotton bedsheets
with aesthetic prints

and then there are
silky pillows
soaked
not in tears
but in the
venomous sap of
crushed dreams
and squeezed desires
retaining moisture
at all times
as the shadows
of dark memories
never tend
to give way
to even a
strayed beam
of hope

and as the night grows
the silence amplifies
the noise of every word
that remained unsaid
and every cry
that remained unheard
and yet another sleep
is thus devoured by the
clamorous quiescence
of a ruthless night
waiting anxiously
for the light of dawn.

-Chhaya

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  1. One word for this- BEAUTIFUL!

    Took me sometime to get it. And that is what I love about poetry..that it may make you read it several times to finally understand the meaning and when you do, yo have a different perspective about life. Your poems do that..add more meaning and a different perspective to different experiences of life. ❀ ❀ ❀ .

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    1. You have been my constant motivator Tushita and I truly value that ! Every single comment of yours on my poems means a lot to me. I am so glad you like my work and can’t thank you enough for the way you keep pushing me further to be better at it.
      Much love !!
      😘😘😘

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    1. Heyyy Roopali ! Lovely to hear from you. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for sparing time of your day to read my poems. I am thrilled to know that you liked my work. I will certainly check out your blog. 😊

      Thanks again and my very best to you !

      Much love !!
      Chhaya
      πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“

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