Hey girl, since when did you learn to…



and greet the guests at your door

beckoning them inside

when just a minute back

you were lying in your bed

crying your eyes out


and leave your bed in the morning

living your everyday routine

when just a night back

you had resolved to yourself

to change your ” everyday ” mundane


and devote your entire being

worshipping “him” and the home

when just a day back

you were shown your place

in “his” life and “his” home


and show the world

that all is well in your eutopia

when just a heartbeat back

You died a million deaths

in trying to “smile”, “rise” and “love”

© Jan 2017 Sapna Dhyani Devrani