How do you stop the mynah from singing?
How do you stop the peacock from dancing?
How do you drain up the rain in the clouds?
How do you suck the life out of a soul?
Relationships are meant to add to your life,
Yet why does ours barely manage to keep me alive?
Little by little, taking away who I am,
And leaving behind an empty shell.
Changing me from a chatterbox to a recluse,
Weeding away friends, cutting bonds loose.
Smirking when I forge a friendship,
As if I am a low being.
Going for my self-esteem,
While with high morality you preen.
I accept when you withdraw into your shell,
Thinking, keeping to ourselves is just as well.
Although my heart craves for companionship and gaiety,
To have a laughter riot, that you call insanity.
For you don’t care for external support.
For you, you and me suffice.
You and me are great together,
But my love, you and me are not enough.
We are trees in a grove, not cactus in desert,
We need others around us to grow.
But until you realize this truth of our lives,
Parched for the elixir of company,
I continue keeping quiet,
A mute spectator,
As I forget who I once was,
And don’t remember,
Who I am anymore.
This post has been written as part of the A-Z Challenge. Do keep visiting this blog on more gyan on life and my perception of it, all this month.