Time you wasted
Desires you crushed
Hopes you halted
Endlessly I sighed

Why pretend
You don’t care
Its true.
I’ve learned to
live alone

You accuse me of
Callous rudeness
Its my shield you see
My armor at war
I fight alone

I want a truce
peace at long last
our kingdoms apart
borders etched
in chalk

Its not my duty
to change you
Its not my destiny
to chain you

You can shine
or you can crumble
its all up to you
life is our canvas
to draw or leave
empty

Still
I pray to God
for happiness
for you, unequal
and surreal

Khushbo

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