Whenever I was spurned by you
I buried my words within me
Drowned in the stoic silence of soliloquy
Was the muted version of my agony.
You never ever came to know
The suppressed scream of my pain
The deep incision with the knife of words
The smothering voice in the rain.
Tears and rainwater mingled together
Never was my voice ever heard
Your steps that slowly faded away
Amid the intense twittering of birds.
You scorned me and called me names
You told me you don't love me anymore
You have someone else today
You left me saddened and sore.
But I hid my lips that trembled
I stifled my sobs that broke me
The restrained words I revoked
The emotions of pain choked me.
I lowered my eyelashes to hide
The anguish and torment in my eyes
Only the hoarse answer remained
In the silence of the skies.
@ Dr. Sujata Chatterjee