The Nightmarish Days

I remember the nightmarish days,

When I hallucinated being lost in the dense maze,

Goblins and witches haunted me,

And harassed me endlessly.


Demonika, my girlfriend had jilted me,

And straightaway was having an affair with Jimmy,

Without the least remorse for me.

Oh, this vampish woman I loved so crazily!


My whole body ached with atrocious agony,

With me, also suffered my dear family,

The more so when I ignored them,

And continuously caused mayhem.


I felt my head shattering,

Whenever I took those odious pills debilitating.

Oh me! I felt like being in an infernal tower incarcerated,

By tormenting, harrowing illusions, incinerated.


Ah! Those creepy giant insects all over my body,

Crawling up and down incessantly,

Sure, I was in hell being tortured,

Stung now, pricked here and there by those syringes.


You witch, Demonika, how come you have no clemency!

You are a real demoness, with no dram of mercy!

You, whom I adored, turned out to be my destroyer,

You havoc wrecker! 


I was thinking of building a joyful love empire,

But you turned into a vampire,

Sucked me dry of my peace so cruelly,

And you have been haunting me unremittingly.


Without my family, I would have been reduced to a nonentity.

Sure, there is retribution! Sooner or later, may it strike thee!


©Pushmaotee Subrun 

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About Pushmaotee Subrun

Pushmaotee Fowdur Subrun was born in 1949 in Mauritius. She pursued higher studies in Delhi University where she graduated in English. For the past forty-four years she has worked in secondary schools, seven years of which she spent in Masvingo, Zimbabwe, teaching English in an army school. She completed her PGCE at the Mauritius Institute of Education in 1993. After her retirement, she was a member of the Council of the University of Mauritius for three years. She is currently a reader and editor in the Ministry of Arts and Culture. She has written one novel, one play and Short Stories and Fables. Her poems have featured in Setu Magazine, ‘Poetry and Creativity’ and in Atunis Poetry.

4 thoughts on “The Nightmarish Days

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    The general reader might be left grasping for some reference points,the most likely of which is that the piece aligns with “Grand Guignol”.
    :A dramatic entertainment featuring the gruesome or horrible.


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