Smothered

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I saw this image online today and found it really interesting. I wanted to write my own interpretation of it. So here it is:

His strong fingers that I once loved
Now slowly find my delicate neck
Everything about him now hurts
From a simple touch to a light peck

His hold gets deep and tight
I cannot explain this pain
His eyes follow everything I do
As I try to escape in vain


His hands are almost clenched now
As I walk around helplessly
Why does he ask so many questions
Why can't he just let me be

Love him, I did, yes
I do see love in his eyes
When he goes on a nagging spree
I see them turn to ice

Everything seems to bother him
My silence gets misinterpreted
I crave for sometime alone
But I get his constant presence instead

His fingers caress a silent nerve
I feel the pause in my blood flow
My eyes have turned to dust
Which once in love did glow

I feel so empty from within
A moment's silence is all I need
To figure out my thoughts that scream
Tearing me inside as I bleed

This is not how love is supposed to be
This is not what I signed up for
I was brimming with happiness back then
Now I'm fighting a losing war

His hands form the perfect shackle
Smothering me whole and soul
Where once stood the heart that beat for him
Is now reduced to a sooty hole

Empty, yes, that's how I feel
Tired of justifying every move of mine
Every action causes raised eyebrows
Misread, every written line

I choke as his hands hold me down
Nothing is left within me to say
I am no longer afraid of dying
That's something I do everyday

12 comments:

  1. You expressed the anguish and pain so well. Insecurity in relationships is just as terrible. Well written.
    Note: You know what, the poem I wrote today could easily be the sequel of your poem :P

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    1. Thank you Raj!

      Oh yeah, I did read that one :)

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  2. Obsession is not love. One needs to give each other space in a relationship and let one breathe and be their own person.
    Very powerful write! Just wish she finds the strength to fight back and not give up like that.
    Aditi

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  3. It's crazy how love can kindle love, as well as smother it. The poem is heart wrenching, with every word so impactful!

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  4. I'm back! :p

    Poetry is something that comes easy to you I guess (or may be you put too much effort to make it so profound).
    Unfortunately, it's a true story for many, but I always believe that if a relation restricts you and misunderstands you, it's better to move out (if there's no option to rectify things).
    Beautifully penned down!

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    1. Moving out should always be the first potion.

      Thank you! Glad to have you back :)

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  5. This is goosebumps inducing! Scary beautiful.

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  6. Oh, that made me sad and mad.. To make someone down... with power or misinterpreted love.... Very well written, very powerful

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