Skinny Love

She tells me not to speak to you

She is right, she is logical, she is thinking straight

She doesn’t want me to regret later

For talking to you isn’t something I have control over

Talking to you takes me to another place

The place where I believe I am happy

And that happiness is just an illusion

For it uplifts me

It ignites me

It instills in me a sense of passion

A passion which has no boundaries

A passion that consumes me

A desire that excites

And in that excitement, I lose myself completely


But then in an instant, you leave me

I fall in the pit

The pit doesn’t seem to end

I keep falling

It’s dark and it has noise

Of laughter, of screams, of pain

I hit the bottom and I feel nothing

Numbness has overpowered


Numbness is all I have now

I don’t hear a sound

I don’t see a soul

I don’t feel a tinge

I don’t move an inch

The sun rises and it sets

And I have lost my purpose again

You didn’t break my heart darling, I broke mine

I lost faith in me

I lost hope

You didn’t push me, I chose to fall

Do you know how unimaginably painful it is for an artist to be art-less?



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11 Comments Add yours

  1. mistimaan says:

    Loved it

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Very soulful indeed and true, we lose ouselves too much projected on to the other instead of ourselves.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Kurian says:

    Beautifully written Neha. Loved it.
    I don’t know how artist feels, artless. But I can see how a heart feels reading your post. Wonderful ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Neha Sakuja says:

      Glad you liked it!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Kurian says:

        You are welcome Neha


  4. Lucia says:

    You tell an emotional story through beautiful poem.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

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