Abhishek Raghuvansi’96

I want to flow like a river

Unlike a stubborn dam

That binds and forces water

To flow in barren lands.


Worth and duties are shinning chains

That tear my soul apart

My voices below, with murmur  low

Remind me I am a heart.


Thoughts come as statements dry

In ifs and buts and when and why

They lack vowels and speed nor words

That speak of things more subtle and sly.


I brand them abstract

And laugh at their sight

For my eyes see what glitters

And men say is bright.


My hollow sounds are for me to hear

I want to live to die

No more these walls and concrete

Let the water flow by.

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