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For Sometimes, Love Poisons…! [#Poetry]

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This is in memory of the sister who left the world too early choosing death instead of life at a young age. For sometimes, love poisons…

Why is it that we choose to end the trauma of our lives by taking such an extreme step? Why do we have that mute instruction to not talk about our mental health?

Perhaps, daughters are never taught to speak for their rights and they continue being unloved and ignored. Some of them choice-less, helpless and dependent, bow down to their destiny whereas a few end up in the most undesirable way. Love may inspire, enthral or uplift, but it also does agonize, break and poison our lives.

Love Poisons

She lay beside me
In quietude
Stock, still and calm
Draped in colorful ensemble
All set for a farewell
To another world

A frazzled soul’s transition
Into a motionless body
More defunct, than the
Lifeless landscapes of the moon

The spring never arrived
To end the longest autumn of her life
And she chose to cease
The traumatic journey of her existence

A concoction of pesticides
Conveniently terminated
The prolonged era of depression
Otherwise withheld by
Prescriptions, pills and assurances

‘They’ had failed to detect
The overflowing magma of her agony
So she deserted life
Like the snakes shed their skin
The’ Ecdysis of Love’
And all its synonyms

For the six year old
Bereaving his
Mother’s untimely exit
Was the only resort
But for the six month old
There wouldn’t be any memories

And I am left with none
Cuddles, hugs, scuffles, secrets
Aimless conversations
She has departed forever
My wilful accomplice
My pal, my ideal
My soul sibling

Her silent goodbye
A painful blow to our fallacy
That daughters should drag on being unloved
Only to find solace
In the arms of death

I wonder
If love strengthens
It does shatter
And yes
Love poisons too!

If you or anyone you know is feeling suicidal, here are some of the helplines available in India. Please call. 

Aasra, Mumbai: 022-27546669

Sneha, Chennai: 044-2464 0050

Lifeline, Kolkata: 033-2474 4704

Sahai, Bangalore: 080–25497777

Roshni, Hyderabad: 040-66202000, 040-66202001

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