IT WAS A SCEPTICAL SMILE..

It was a sceptical smile
Not sure of
Whether to go for it
Or let it pass just like that
Life so far
Had been a tale
Inked and sung
But with long pauses as well
When sentiments betrayed
And trust was treaded
The colour was so dark
That it took years
To get to that hinge
To see through the layers
Of life and of living
Yes, smile is liberated again
But scars remain
Reminding of that darkness
And of duplicities
Life inks its tales again
And look for stories
But layers desist pauses now
And when you came here
Promising to stay
It questioned more
Than healing those scars
It’s probably not your fault
But it’s not even mine

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/

WORDS RHYME IN SOLITUDE

WORLD POETRY DAY: MARCH 21

Words come and stay
They know their way
Words play in moments
With their reverberations
Words rhyme in solitude
Speaking their mind
Words flow inside
Making my days alive
Words tell me who I am
Resuming the dialogue
Accepting what I say
Words come to tell me
Of nights and days
When it was all so gone
When words almost failed
Words still speak to me
On why it had happened
And how they got me again
I was a writer I didn’t know
I was a poet I can’t say
Writing liberates me now
Poetry lets me croon
I know my senses now
In my nights and days
Words come and stay
To weave new stories
And to tell all those tales
That I so deeply lived
That I so often write
Words rhyme in solitude
To help me reach out
To the life I need to be
Giving me the reasons
To begin every ‘new’ day

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/

I LIKE THIS BLUE

I like this blue
You keep the red
There is this virtue
Beyond that thread
The gloom is long gone
My madness is back
From a dark beacon
It’s that wild pack
From the days in life
Bathed in restlessness
To the moment in life
Steeped in freshness
I like this blue
You keep the red
It told me what’s true
Beyond that thread

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/