The Storm



She had consoled me
That t’was fine to be
Different, in my own way
And I waited for the light of day.

Slowly gathered the clouds of gloom,
And flashed its portent of doom.
As I ventured out of home,
Amidst storm, I found myself alone.

Rain blurred my eyes.
Deluge washed away lies.
Wind robbed my strength.
Sans illusions, I faint.

About this poem

The poem illustrates the conundrum of lies taught during childhood, yet the inevitable and harsh truth children come to face in the larger society when they grow up.

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Written on January 07, 2021

Submitted by abhijit_c on July 01, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AABB CCXX DDXX
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 322
Words 62
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4

Abhijit Chatterjee

Born in Burdwan, a suburb of Kolkata, he completed his Masters in English Literature from Jadavpur University in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. more…

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