Room

I kept emptying myself
to make room for someone
who was just not meant to stay

a fool I was
to have completely forgotten
the feeling of vacant rooms
left unoccupied in the past
the doors of which
I have locked now
burying the keys
under the pile of
abandoned memories
which remain unmoved
until shaken by dreary thoughts
causing unwarned turmoils
to awaken dormant fears

the trapped emptiness
behind locked doors
still knock hard at times though
reminding me
of the lingering void
which I have been trying
to run away from

yet there’s no escape
from the growing mustiness
inside muggy rooms
which vent out
of the corners of
broken windows
seeping into my pores
dampening my dry desires
as a clammy space longs for
the warmth of two bodies
close to each other.

-Chhaya

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  1. Wow. It is very deep. I read it more than once.. These lines –
    yet there’s no escape
    from the growing mustiness
    inside muggy rooms
    which vent out
    of the corners of
    broken windows
    seeping into my pores
    dampening my dry desires
    as a clammy space longs for
    the warmth of two bodies
    close to each other.

    Beautifully expressed

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    1. I truly appreciate your kind and honest comment. As a poet I feel good to know that you could relate to the poem, but at the same time I feel a little sad to know that you have been through such painful times. I wish the best for you and much happiness ! πŸ˜€

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  2. Oh my god! How well you write dear! It’s so mesmerizing. I have wasted my time by missing some of your poems.
    I kept emptying myself to make room for someone who was just meant not to stay. The trapped emptiness still knock hard at times,there’s no escape.
    There’s no escape from the beautiful poetry you write. I have nominated you for an award. Check my latest post.

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    1. Hey Jeni ! Thanks so much dear. Lovely to hear from you after long. You haven’t missed much though….I haven’t been able to write regularly since quite some time.

      And heyyy…thanks for the award !! I will check it out. πŸ˜€

      Have a great weekend Jeni !

      Much love,
      πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“

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    1. Heyy Sheeki….it’s lovely to hear from you after long. I trust you have been well. Thanks for taking time out to read my poem and for the lovely comment. I am glad you enjoyed it. Thanks also for sharing it on your page. I truly appreciate this kind gesture. 😊

      Have a wonderful weekend dear !

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

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  3. the pile of
    abandoned memories
    which remain unmoved
    until shaken by dreary thoughts
    causing unwarned turmoils
    to awaken dormant fears

    Sheer brilliance! wonderful imaginary throughout. love your cadence, too.
    Faith

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    1. Dear Faith, thanks so much for taking time out of your day to visit my blog and for going through my poems. Your kind words of appreciation mean a lot to me and I truly appreciate that. 😊

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

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    1. Heyy dear ! Thanks for your lovely message. Haven’t been keeping well since past few days, that’s why I have been missing from the forum. But have just posted a small little poem…check it out. Will check yours soon.

      Much love to you darling !
      πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“

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        1. This is such an honour, Akshita ! You’ve been very kind and generous with your words of appreciation and I truly value that. Haven’t been able to follow your posts lately. I am sure I must have missed out a lot too. Will check out soon. 😊

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

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