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Atript Abhinav Oct 2023
Cold winter night,
You and I,
Chest to chest
Eye to eye
I lean closer and you smile
Over your shoulder and to your ear,
I whisper,
"I love you in languages I don't know
In words that mean nothing, really
But mean everything to me
In this duality, this love I sow
In names I give that I cannot explain
Except they are cute and they are just for you
I love you in bits and pieces to bits and pieces
Every atom in you that makes you, you
In poems I write and poems I don't
In every breath I take
Atript Abhinav Sep 2023
The devil sings like an angel,
Doesn't scream at all
And that is where the trick is
Wrapped in his charm, nothing beyond we see
Choking us softly
Imagine Kaa wrapped around Mouwgli as you read this. Wrote this seeing the political trend today. If you can't relate to this, your government is not as messed up.
Atript Abhinav Sep 2023
Why was it kept away, my love
This shirt, with love you sew,
So thick was that veil, my love,
This love i did not know,

Lost in the forest of greed I was,
That is where my sickness grew,
So bright were the colors of vain, my love
That is where your death bloomed

You've been through so much, so much alone,
I was not there, I know
A little bit of you is all that I have
This shirt, with love you sew

Still pictures of my dreams that now make no sense to me, filled the space in between me and the rest,
If I was there when you needed me, would fate be the same?

"I will return someday"
The promise I made
But 'someday' never came,
Buried deep in my memories,
She lost herself trying to find me,
16 winters did she wait
But 'someday' never came

So love today,
The lesson learnt late,
Don't let life teach you that,
Life doesn't know the easy way,
Don't let fate break your heart

She's gone too far, too far I know
She is never coming home
That shirt draped over my cold soul,
This life I wait alone

-Atript Abhinav
Atript Abhinav Aug 2016
Empty your soul,
Let go of everything,
This city glows when the cold wind blows,
And this river does not stop flowing,
Bellowing misery, I see lunatics demanding Gods to take them back to childhood or to prosperity
The bliss of not knowing what life is
We just want to be happy
Breaking the silence - the altars scream
"There's nothing behind us, no gates we see,
Before us there's you and only you we believe"
So lift your knees off the ground, let your feet kiss the earth beneath you
Stand still,
Let us mourn for the flowers we murdered for our love to bloom
This world is beyond the reach of your senses
So am I
I love that you don't get me, that is my disease
Streaming down my eyes, my memories
Swimming in the pool of your conscience,
I die
- Atript Abhinav
Atript Abhinav Aug 2016
How do I tell you what you mean to me?
A flower that bloomed in the terrain land,
The only beauty I see and you are that
So small it is but so tall it stands,
The only life I see and you are that
Every winter I look at the morning dew shining on the dying leaves,
Only hope there is and you are that
When you come close to me,
When you touch me,
When our eyes meet
And when the words you speak fly into my ears,
My heart jumps with joy like a bee in an orchard,
So less it can take but everything it wants and I become that
- Atript Abhinav
Atript Abhinav Mar 2016
Underneath the bridge,
The day before her freedom,
She spoke to life and god,
Put an end to this- she begged
She never had friends

This story is not new
You have seen it in movies and in the books that shaped you
She stood in front of the mirror and cried,
On the day her mother died,
Because that's when she realized,
The beauty only seen through her mother's eyes

She was alone

Invisible to the eyes not made for the soul,
Ugly to the eyes only made for the skin,
She lived!
Atript Abhinav Feb 2016
Speak when you are spoken to
Listen until your elders stop talking
Do not step in
Let your elders intervene
Maybe live until they want you dead
You think that's *******??
I think that's as **** as the first four lines
So, ***** it and ***** them
I say speak so that you can be heard
Speak up because they will not stop
Speak because they're not right and you're not wrong
Speak because you know things which they do not
Speak because the world has moved on and they have not
Speak up because they are growing old and you are growing up
Speak because the problem is not with the system- the problem is the system
Shepherds don't walk with the herd
So speak because shepherds lead
History has it
Every successful person refused to be ordinary
You'll get ostracized-blackballed at the beginning but take it all in
Let them be
Speak because they don't matter
You start where they end
Prove it to them
Stand up for what you think is right
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