Burden of Sanity

First published in Writer’s Cafe Magazine Issue 12 “Truth and Lies”

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What is the burden of sanity

he gleefully asks

when the sane thoughts in your mind

are paving a streamlined path

a sluice,

which carries the murky and turbid thoughts

away from your heart

so your soul can stay pure and serene

 

What is the burden of the sanity

when the words uttered in

deep dark corners of

you dark and tumultuous mind

leaves a dark sooty impression

and your soul is a shade darker than

then last time you saw

your reflection in the mirror

 

What is the burden of sanity

you woefully ask

when the teeth are clenched

and the tongue is shredded

but the heart will die a thousand deaths

if you let it have its way

 

What is the burden of the sanity

you smirk fully asks

when its rips and

shreds the reputation

your honor

your broken back has carried for generation

only to leave you  with the false impression

of having a life full of pity memories

 

What is the burden of the sanity

when you willfully

crush and pulverize your dreams

to be smeared across your face

and to keep the smiles stretched

across those yellow faces

 

Don’t ask me the burden of the sanity

when everyone has been crucified

for uttering the

the simple truth of life

which is hard to bear

by the ears of

those born

as aristocrats

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–Megha

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