Lost and Lonely


Like the Dim light at the horizon,

The setting sun of her heart,

Paling countenance and features

Who would believe?

Once she was a blossoming damsel

A blooming beauty in her hay days

Spicy and sweet both at one go.

She would set several hearts aflutter

Admirers would follow her in a row.

At the peak of her charisma,

She fell in love by mistake.

She thought it would enrich her further

So she married to have a walk on the cake.

Confined now to her four walls,

Her spouse too possessive about her to share,

Her attempt to love and commitment,

Failed just like an ear jarring song.

Unable to face her failure, thrown out of her house,

She got back to her world of dreams,

With vengeance and a hidden grouse.

She reigned supreme in the tinsel town,

Till her sparkling beauty lasted,

But soon the whimpering wrinkles,

Made themselves heard.

And then she began to gradually fade,

She still fought to retain her position,

But all was lost soon as she was now too jade.’

Now she sometimes travels assisted,

By someone whose love she had spurned.

She tries to keep herself in oblivion,

As a rotten charred house that was burnt.

No one looks at her, not even once,

She is just a forgotten fairy tale.

She is typical story of a lonely woman,

Cheated by her beauty,

And the rules and passions of this world ruled by males

(the edited version)

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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.

8 thoughts on “Lost and Lonely

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    A very comprehensive and impassioned poetic narrative that,perhaps on reflection strains the limits of its own remit.The reader’s active interest might ,on reflection,be sharpened by a marginally shorter poem and possibly a discernible verse structure ?

  2. terrestrian@gmail.com

    *dim, *hey days, *jaded and “Hers is the typical story of a lonely woman,
    Cheated by her beauty,
    And the rules and passions of this world ruled by males.” would work better to begin with Nalini :). This one has a poem it it.


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