Free Verse

“The only difference is, You are alive and I am dead.”

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I view my reflection in your eyes,
but that’s not the only thing they reflect.
I image a beam of hate in them as I see you,
standing in front of the mirror.
You tell me a tale of deception.
Your words are filled with poison,
but I keep listening,
while I treat the wounds you gifted…

To all the other quiet girls and all those people who labelled them

Photo by Rosie Fraser on Unsplash

“You’re so quiet.”

“Why don’t you talk?”

“What’s the reason behind your silence?”

“Oh, so you’re shy.”

I’ve heard these statements countless times and, all I can say is that I am sick of it.

I have always been labelled as the quiet one. The one who doesn’t talk a…

Madhura Arora

Figuring out who I am. *On a semi-hiatus

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