A city and its fears
Whom should I tell?
The one who is caged and tamed?

Who ignores her skin to bear the sorrow
Struggle behind.

From fate, from extinction
Extricate some meaning of life,
In silence, we break apart.

Too sensitive to speak out
The truth and the empty sky,
Death is the winner.

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About gopallahiri

Gopal Lahiri, a bilingual poet from India, has been writing poetry for more than twenty years. He has had five poetry collections in Bengali (mother tongue) and five collections in English. His poems appeared in print and electronic publications worldwide. He is a regular contributor of poems in several poetry web sites and magazines.

7 thoughts on “Fear

  1. pramilakhadun

    You have gone so deep in the verity and reality of life and death dear poet, love this great write.

  2. tapeshwar

    It is ascetic to feel and not to tell what the truth is all about. Selectivity can’t be boastful of itself, lest what the truth stands for. Profound.


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