Whispers of an Anxious Mind

“Roses are red, Violets are blue,
my heart beats only for you.”

She thought of this and led her life
waiting to be that one man’s wife
That man whom she loved more than herself
who broke those barriers to touch her soul
Everything she had was given to him,
her faith, her trust, her love, her life…
She was warned against such men
but she paid no heed as blind in love she was by then
But as months and days passed by
changes in him she could see and tried to figure out why
Her mind wasn’t sure but she believed her heart
because an emotional fool she was right from the start

She tried to talk, she tried to explain,
all her efforts were in vain.
Because a patriarchal society he was raised in
where women follow a process set in
it doesn’t matter who you are or where you are from
a good wife and daughter-in-law is what you are supposed to become
Those modern thoughts and independent days
from her have parted ways
she won’t talk, she won’t cry
she will walk with her head held high
She’s broken from within, hopes all crumbled down
losing herself is the only loss she mourns
And yet as another day creeps in
she opens her eyes and silently prays
that it’s only a dream and he’s holding her beside him.


**Image source: Instagram: aanushree_fadnavis




10 Comments Add yours

  1. surenabreu says:

    Janet, beautifully written….and making me think we have not had a chat for very long!


    1. Jan Chris says:

      Hahah… yes! let’s catch up soon:)


  2. Anonymous says:

    Just Excellent, Salute to all Girls in my Life

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Nandu Chavan says:

    Jan. Excellent, salute to all girls of my life

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Jan Chris says:

      Thank you Sir! 🙂


  4. Jiona Monteiro says:

    Mast 😘

    Liked by 1 person

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