Veiled Realities…..

Oh lovely bride

From under your dazzling veil
Reveals your face beautiful
With red kumkum and sandal dotted
On your graceful forehead
Doe eyes and black lashes
Curved eyebrows and charming lips
The ornaments you wear
Only adding allures
To your fine features.

The music of band party
The holy sound of shehnai, hulahulies
And conch shells
Mixed with the buzz of gatherings
Signal the arrival of bride groom you are waiting.

Oh lovely bride
You wear a smile
To welcome the guests
Who have gathered
To give you a farewell.

Oh lovely bride
Why do you hide
Those tears
That swell beneath your eyes?

Why do you
Cover up those sorrows
With your smile
Why do you choke yourself
With your muffled sobs
Drowned under the sound of conchshells
Why do you douse your burning chest
With your smile, that you know is a masquerade?

Oh lovely bride
Let your tears flow
Let them flow
Till you drain them all
As you know
There won’t be an occaison
When you can cry
To your hear’ts fill
Nor can you smile
To your heart’s desire.

Cry, cry ,till
You pour them all
Before you give
Final burial
To those tears, which are real
And say bye,
To those dreams
Wishes, laughter and love
That you conceal
In your heart
Before you proceed
To the fate unknown.

Veiled Realities…..

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3 thoughts on “Veiled Realities…..

  1. chinmaya says:

    nice poem

  2. Tanmay says:

    Lovely.

  3. Hemshankar says:

    🙂

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