Annihilated of colours I see her face While tears flow incessantly Without a word Speaking of the tempests She lived through When gardens were a promise Swallowed poisons When nectars were a promise Ornamented face with despair When joys were a promise Crumbled down into fragments Trying to stand as a mosaic When healing was a promise And strengths feigned Awake with cacophony of memories and nightmares When all was supposed To sing a melody Barricading love When love was supposed Be the bedrock Of her existence.
In the feigned armour I stand with a hollow smile With the shrouded bruises Underneath a colorful array Painting it with the hues of crimson Bleeding implicitly The lips praise the hues And those eyes question My fainting smile Devoid of words my silence says
Tell me how to master The art of draping everything To bandage every bleeding scar With a memory of joy To hide every tear With a hearty laughter To forget every torment Hearing the words of praise To caress every nightmare With a blissful dream And bury every disbelief With the heart of hopes
Tell me how to live When the caged soul Has breathed its last And despair had carved A home within my heart In the feigned armour Stand I, a carcass
We aren't heartless; Just changed with times; We cry with everything but tears, Mourning things with our smiles. We carry on disguised as strong With the scars and pieces Held within as a mosaic; Living in a body with a dying soul.
We haven't forgotten things; Just ornamented them, Living with them silently Burying every sigh down, Swallowing every word of love As a poison to the self, Killing in peace slowly.
We aren't stone hearts; Just shielding the naive cores Filled with virginal feelings, Against the red hands And the smirking faces, The giggling faces on the back Lending shoulders in light.
We aren't what you judge; In the deepest of hearts We are the same but A better learnt and built. We change indeed! Isn't it what you forced us into?