Lonely fears

Glittering chandeliers lost their sheen,
The twilight zone of life leads their path.
Lost company of near and dear ones,
The next one to them forever ready to go.
They fear to fall asleep in the day and night,
Lest they may not see the dusk and dawn.
Yet staying alive is being full of anxieties for future,
They look at each other with looks of fear stricken fawn.
Afraid of being the last one to be left behind,
They even ask for death, and then curse themselves
Seeing the fear and plight of their better half.
Which is bigger, The fear of being left alone,
Or the fear of leaving their partner lonely?
It is impossible and heart wrenching for them to decide.

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About Nalini Srivastava

I am an Indian.I write to let go of myself.It is my catharsis.My biggest inspiration is my son and every passing moment of life.I am a teacher by profession and the way I love to write ,I love to teach.With my one solo poetry book already published "Feminine Musings" hope many more will see the light.

6 thoughts on “Lonely fears

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    A poem full of melancholy and introspection.It is an indication of a poet’s competence whenever such themes are dealt with skillfully ,as in this poem.

  2. lokesh roy

    too fatalistic….but the funny part is no one likes to die unless out of mind, giving a lie to this poem .


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