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Loneliness
by Aparna Chatterjee
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Have you seen
How loneliness
Gnaws at you
Like termites
In a wooden
Body…

You are
Not an
Old piece
Of furniture
That can be
Replaced -
With a body
New.

So,
Helplessly
Hopelessly
You let the
Termites…
Chew into you.

On second thoughts
Even if you had -
A body refreshed
And new, wouldn’t
Those termites…
Still find you?

After all,
As long as
You live,
Loneliness
Lives with you.

It’s only those
In-between
Fillers of
Joyous
Moments
That come
Visiting you,
But they soon
Bid you adieu.

Loneliness
Stays.
It's your
Lifelong
Enemy.

It whips you
Haunts you…
Threatens you
Bullies you.

You try
Scaring it away.
It never
Leaves you.

It thrives
Within you
Like a termites’
Colony and keeps
Eating into you…

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April 18, 2012
More By: Aparna Chatterjee
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Comments on this Poem

Comment
Aapki Aabhari, Jaipal Ji. Padhne Aur Likhne Ka Shukriya :)

alwaysaparna
04/19/2012 03:58 AM

Comment Loneliness is like termites! An excellent metaphor; more of a mental state as you may be surrounded by people yet feel lonely. A nice poem, thank you, Aparna Ji.

jairathore
04/19/2012 00:32 AM

Comment
"The termite of loneliness is reminder of our lonely departure." What a saying, Flame Ji !! Thanks for sharing...

alwaysaparna
04/18/2012 08:45 AM

Comment Aparna Ji The termite of loneliness is reminder of our lonely departure.You hit the nail on the head.Nice poem .Loved it.

flame
04/18/2012 08:12 AM




 
 
 
 
 
 
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