We find ourselves
hidden in traces of poetry
In the sentences that break into
rhyme schemes—
alphabets, letters, similes, antonyms, and the like
assembling an array of emotions
which we often conceal otherwise

We find ourselves
in storybooks, songs, letters
which we secretly write to a lover
dreaming of an astral paradise;
As we float beyond space and terrain
claiming affections we boldy accept beyond reasons

We find ourselves
amidst changing seasons
As we warm ourselves from the winters of a severe unforgiving cold;
In blankets that are wrapped and rolled
To cushion our bones,
for them not to crumble or fall

We find ourselves
in accepting discomforts that lie
letting go of fetters which are shackled in chains;
lamenting over suffers that exist in reality and pain
That slide, pour, slither
As we recuperate from the delgue of even the harshest monsoon rain

We find ourselves enclosed in covers;
hiding appearances of who we really are,
to save us from the prickling heat of a summer
As we change to acclimate,
to every surrounding that is made
We blend in most seasons
To camouflage in nature’s weather
Be it sumner, winter or rain

We find ourselves in pictures;
that we draw, paint , rummage
through shades found in squares of a colored palette;
To assembling vivid memories in frames
for us to remember, reside by
We stroke, spew and brush paints
on a bare white canvas;
Resembling those of our inhibitions that weave our vulnerable soul
In this man-made madly world,
We find ourselves,
wanting to feel anything,
something which, we can barely explain.

– Shwetak Kher


  1. johncoyote · November 1, 2019

    Reblogged this on johncoyote and commented:
    Amazing poetry by a talented writer.,

    Liked by 1 person

  2. johncoyote · November 1, 2019

    We are always looking inside and sometimes the answers. Right in front of us. Wonderful poetry dear Poet.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Shweta Kher · November 23, 2019

    Ah, thank you John. You always motivate me with your comments. 🙂


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