Dream Castle

I live in a dream castle
White fence
Green pasture
Lavender yellow and crimson
Spread here and there
Colourful is the life I see
A lonely road travels far away
Where it leads to, I venture not
This castle I abandon not
In love with it
I recreate it again and again
Admiring every corner
I paint it with my desire
Some trespasser walks in
And mocks at it
Its a lifeless castle, he said
My dreams do shatter
I abandoned my castle
Orphaned, it lost its sheen
Again a trespasser walks by
He finds beauty in every corner
Again my dream castle wakes up
Once again, I see it smile
I knew then,
opinions – positive or negative
your dream castle is your best
now and forever
Break not it yourself
For its always yours
Keep rejuvenating with varied hues
Put your heart in it
For some day,
akin a caterpillar it would get wings
flying high in the real blue world
Break not thy dream castle

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About sweetshalini

Shalini Samuel was born in Kanyakumari, southern tip of India. After completing her schooling from St.Teresa’s MHSS, Kanyakumari, she graduated in Information Technology and took her Master’s in Computer Science from Noorul Islam College of Engineering, Kanyakumari. She has been writing poems from her school days. Her poetic pursuits took a pause during her college years.Writing journey of Shalini Samuel started again as a blogger and slowly crept into Muse India. Holding the branches firmly she ventured into poetry. Her poems got published in International journal Tajmahal review and she also contributed to Inklinks anthology. She is currently editing e-magazine Fragrance and more of her poems will be published in journals in near future. Contemporarily she is venturing into fiction and essays too. She has written few poems in her mother tongue Tamil. Her passions include photography, gardening and cooking. She loves to take challenges and learn from it. She is eager to learn and cherish all nook and corner of writing. Here goes the link to her official Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/shalusamuel

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