AditiBoo Nov 13
“Let it rain!” - They said!!
The pouring of every tear that should never have been shed
”Let that thunder roar!!”
Of all the cries that are stifled, never to be heard anymore

The lands will flood
The lungs will cough up blood
Children will be left to waddle in mud
Men will fall from pedestals with a thud

Strings of water, escaping from the heavens
Seeking refuge closer to the pits of ****
Confused winds rushing to whoever beckons
In the middle - Man dazed under his earthly spell

The eyes tell all
As the curtains will fall
Every destination leads to a wall
Staring at a phone with no one to call

“Let it rain!” - They said!!
Th pouring of every tear that should never have been shed
”Let that thunder roar!!”
Of all the cries that are stifled, never to be heard anymore
AditiBoo Nov 13
It took tears, tantrums and acceptance
Letting go of habit with reluctance
Learning to hear and not just listen
Understanding what words meant when they were written

It took patience in a world of urgency
Confidence in an atmosphere of dejectedness
Positivity in a crowd of hostility
Hope splattered across the cloud of darkness

To come out damaged, but not broken
To be whole despite the cracks and dent
To know who you are when others are mistaken
To stand up straight even when your will is bent
AditiBoo Sep 26
I’m a lamb destined for slaughter
I’m the black sheep of an impeccable family
I’m a poor excuse for a sister and daughter
I'm that glitch in the system - that anomaly

My principles diverge from those around me
My ambitions deviate far from what is expected
My perspectives tend to make some quite unhappy
My motivations, to those who raised me, are disconnected

I am neither traditional nor modern
Too hot-tempered or too mild-mannered
Too easily forgettable for your concern
But when trouble arises - too easily remembered

I am that scar misplaced on a pretty face
I am a case gone cold without a trace
I am that deleted space on your database
I am out of place within the human race

And only when I leave
Will my presence begin to deceive
The comfort of a familiar stranger
The unease of a prejudiced danger

I am out of place, overcrowding my birthplace
I am out of phase, synced out and out of pace
I am a pixelated interface that you cannot erase
I am a cat in a rat race and laughter is my pokerface
AditiBoo Sep 26
One by one, the petals fell
As, in its time, the flower wilted
Once denuded, broken was the spell
The lone stem, shuddered... jilted

Who would want it now -
Without its colourful crown
Its 'oompf' factor or its pow-wow?
Desolate, it too gave up and turned brown

It crumpled upon itself gracefully
Embraced the welcoming soil
Curling back to its roots longingly
Ending its journey in a perfect coil

With time, earth and flower merge
Disintegrated and dissolved into one
Nature's nocturnal music made up its dirge
As a new flower sprouted under the sun
AditiBoo Sep 26
I left you
Walked away
Broke up with you
No intention to stay

And yet, here you are
Wanting to 'talk it out'
Holding that door ajar
Making sure I hear you out

So, I do
I sit down
To listen to you
Struggle to hide my frown

You say
"I'm here to say goodbye"
You just blew me away
For more than 10 months, I hadn't even said "hi"
AditiBoo Sep 24
There was a time where you took a smile for granted
When you had more friends than you actually wanted
There was a time where worries were a past time
When you knew, for certain, that you were at your prime

And now you know
That carelessness leads to recklessness
And with nowhere to go
Nonchalance merely masks helplessness

You sit, a beggar in his corner
You wait, like a prophecy, for a disaster
You twist your thumbs unconsciously
You tap your foot impatiently

You're a hunted deer, jumping at any sound
You question every new kindness coming your way
You stay put, refusing to lift your feet off the ground
In your own playground, you've become the prey

You're overwhelmed at this one-eighty
Everything just gone topsy-turvy
Yesterday - in complete control
Today - utterly out of control

So you struggle to cling on to anything
A remnant of the past, in which there is credence
You hold on tightly because it means everything
Your better days, your key to confidence

There was a time where you took a smile for granted
When you had more friends than you actually wanted
There was a time where worries were a past time
When you knew, for certain, that you were at your prime
AditiBoo Sep 23
Your words cut my heart
As smoothly as a scalpel on skin
They pierce me like a dart
All the while, you wear that grin

That smile tainted with arrogance
Sprinkled with a hint of mockery
Spitting out shards of eloquence
Pulled out of the entitled's glossary

Not good enough
Not pretty enough
Not feminine enough
Boy - your feedback was rough...

Now you're gone
And I'm here, alone
Hiding my wounds under band-aids
Concealing my bruises under oversized shades

But I'm not ready to call it quits
My mother taught me my worth
No matter if the shoe fits
I know I came from the salt of the earth  

My father showed me
What it was to be treated right
So I do not have to feel guilty
Because you wanted me out of your sight

I pick myself up
And learn to never stop
I walk my own track
In spite of the compiling flak

I am more than good enough
Not to someone else, but to myself
I am so much better than your rebuff
Because I am proud, just being myself
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