An Ode to Poetry

When you seek companionship

And feel more alone than ever

Pick up a pen

Write about the weather


Tell the world about the rain

Beating down on your window sill

The smell of damp mud

Filling up your nostrils


Or how the sun shines

After a gloomy day

Waking up the greenery

Warming the trees in its embrace


Tell us about your mind

Your thoughts and your dreams

Are they of rainbows and unicorns

Or are you drowning in your sleep?


Write a cliché

Perhaps a romantic story

Are the sun and moon in love

When they are separated for all of eternity?


Switch the lights off for just a moment

And enjoy the dark

Tell us about the unusual feeling

Of the atmosphere of numbness and calm


When you seek companionship

Look to paper and pen

For your own words have the power

To comfort you in your pain.


©Isha Malaviya.


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