Slouched, slumped, bundled

My Body!

Soaked, dripping wet

Beads of tears and sweat,

A sticky stench clinging to me.

Violent cries hushed to silent wails

As they chocked on my throat,

Squeezing out through my clenched teeth.

I lay a shattered figurine.


Long hours passed before,

The tears dried up,

Lungs welled up,

I slowly stood up.

The mirror, cold blooded;

Staring; with impassive savagery.

Its callous cavernous eyes,

Stripping me with ruthless repugnance.


Bare, battered, and broken,

I say to myself



Stand straight!”

A yelp within.


Can’t let them see!

Can’t let them know!”

Lips stretched – ear to ear, with a steady shiver

Teeth blared – pale fear beneath a fake sneer

Hairs were brushed and cheeks were wiped

And a silent blurt,

“This is happiness”,

I coaxed a farce through my head

And put a bullet through my skull.

Not a single sound escaped.


19 Comments Add yours

  1. Kaushik Prasad says:

    Correct me if my interpretation is wrong but, is this about acceptance or peer pressure? Also when you write “they” to whom are you referring to? “This is happiness” and is that supposed to be sarcasm?

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    1. dundappan says:

      No its open to interpretation. I am just trying to describe the feeling of pain. It could be anything like you said peer pressure, acceptance, domestic violence. I feel each person who has experienced these feelings will relate to it in a different way. As for who “they” are is also subjective. Each person has their own fears. And yeah “this is happiness” sounds more like sarcasm but i was aiming for insanity, when you try to convince yourself that you are happy. But yup sarcasm works.

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      1. Kaushik Prasad says:

        Well I’m glad it is.


    2. dundappan says:

      Thanks for the comment buddy. I appreciate you taking time out to read it and extra points for asking those questions. Muchas Gracias


  2. This is a flawless piece. ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. dundappan says:

      Thank you Shreya. Means a lot

      Liked by 1 person

  3. What an amazing piece of poetry this is ! Fantastic !!


    1. dundappan says:

      Thank you. This means a lot. Thank you for visiting

      Liked by 1 person

      1. I will be there more often ! 😀

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  4. Seerat says:

    Reblogged this on SEERAT'S CORNER and commented:
    Couldn’t resist reblogging this beautiful poem..


    1. dundappan says:

      Well thank you ma’am. Means a lot to an amateur like me. Also i love you a lot. IDKYBILY

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Crysta Regina says:

    Keep setting yourself free poetically ❤️ don’t stop being beautiful you. Pain will always have gain when you push through for your breakthroughs. Blessings 🙏🏼

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  6. Seriously! Great!!


    1. dundappan says:

      Thanks a lot buddy. 😀

      Liked by 1 person

      1. I have nominated u for lovely blog award … Check it out on my site!

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      2. dundappan says:

        Oh wow wow wow. Haha Thanks a lot poojan. This is too much appreciation than I can taken or deserve.

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Haha!welcome! N u deserve!


  7. Beautiful. 🙂 Very wonderful poem. 🙂

    Just to let you know that I am experiencing problems on my WordPress that are getting worked out. I don’t know if you aren’t seeing my latest posts in your reader or not. But if you can’t, can you unfollow me and refollow me on my new site: Some of my followers had to do that, so my latest posts would show up in their reader. I hope you will. 🙂

    Carly (Message In Stanza)

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