What dismal nights you dawn on me;
longing for hopeless company—
You meet me,
in the distilled shadows of my past
You creep in most nights
marring days of glee
with your benighted presence
Failing me never, there’s always that night you give me to remember

On most nights that go by, estranged,
You shake my hand
over a mutual feeling of recluse and revulsion
We acquaint ourselves—
“Loneliness, my name,
Solitude, my home”

You linger and loiter for hours
on the nights you choose to stay,

Brandishing the epithet of your self
Forlorn and deserted,

with you I bite into this obscure hiding ,
I helplessly cave in

Whetting our appetite,

in this late hour of a night

over the reasons you choose to stay.

– Shweta Kher


  1. Rachel Steve · May 8, 2019

    Every poem you write is just so full of emotions.
    It’s as if I can feel every word of the poem and can experience each emotion expressed in it.

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    • Shweta Kher · May 8, 2019

      Thank you for your kind words of averment. That certainly brough a smile to my face. You bring in inspiration 🙂 Also? Went through your a couple of your poems I found them a treat to read. Keep at it. Keep sharing your beautiful work!

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      • Rachel Steve · May 8, 2019

        It was my pleasure to read it. And I’m glad it brought a smile to your face.
        Thank you for taking the time to go through them.
        That is so flattering. Thank you!

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  2. davidjhopcroft · June 8, 2019

    Sometimes it is a hard road that we travel, becoming obsessed with loneliness is sad but sometimes events do leave us that way for a while and we just have to try and seek out the sunshine 🙂

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    • Shweta Kher · June 9, 2019

      Correctly said. And, sometimes we just have to wait for time heals everything and there’s no such thing as permanence.
      You shall always be okay.

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