Let me be

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When friends forsake, and foes say they’re sweet friends,
I walk the same old dusty corridors,
And having jettisoned grace, there’s no place
Except the same decrepit walls – this cell;
This place of hopelessness and dying grit
And age to age fades into scraps of worth,
So let me be and don’t come near with feigns
And forgeries of trust and love because
This poor defeated place is worn, but still
A window shows you beneath your frontage –
A plague ruined by deceit and icy hate
And I no longer look at great facades
When all they do is hide deceased rubble.
One day I hope the mountains welcome me
And fate to fate flicks burdens, yielding hope
And then the joys of being alone (not lonely)
Rests hurting pasts and fallen presents with
The freedom to breathe, live and simply be.

© Nitin Lalit Murali (2018)

You’ll find more of Nitin’s work at Fighting the dying light

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Sounds so desperate, this place you’re in, but, there’s, still that smallest inkling of hope that’s, available to you to take from…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Nitin says:

      Yeah very true. I guess there’s always that inkling of hope. Thank you for your comment.

      Like

  2. floweringink says:

    Nitin, you make sadness and darkness so incredibly beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Nitin says:

      Thank you Susan. That means a lot to me.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. kaddietucker says:

    Dark. sad. Lovely. I also haunt such a place, but at least I see its true nature, no false front. And that in itself is a comfort.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Nitin says:

      Yeah that’s very true Kaddie. That comment means a lot to me. It’s best to stay true to yourself and not put on some ostentatious display even if it means being lonely. That’s my motto at least.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. kaddietucker says:

        And a good motto it is. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

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