Monday, March 21, 2005

Veneer

A thousand deaths
In a single life...
Dies a fettered soul...

A thousand repetitions
Of the same act
In a beaten, battered role...

A thousand tears
In a single smile
That you so proudly behold...

A thousand lies
In a single truth
Till the stinging truth be told...

(c) Praneeta Paradkar
March 09, 2005

2 comments:

Dan Husain said...

It does sting!!! :-)

Pragya said...

Beautiful verse, Praneeta!