I Smile.

I burn my body to ashes

But my conscience savors and yearns

I rot amidst my own ashes

But my soul transpires beyond the patriarchal tavern.

 

I burn and I smile

Beyond my submissive rage

For I have no dreams

Only a small selfish realm.

 

I burn and I smile

Even from my ashes, when he rise

Drowning me beneath my own existence

Setting my red hair- aflame.

 

I burn and I smile

From among the quivering ashes

Subsiding, submerging- dying

O God- Can I please cease the smile?

 

 

Picture Credits: coub.com

 

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53 thoughts on “I Smile.”

  1. This is so absolutely brilliant and beautiful Moushmi! The willingness to rise and shine is a measure of strength and the pain behind the smile that is held day to day is so evident. Indeed it takes a fire burning within for this.

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