The world feels like a lot lately,
And I seek comfort within four walls
As the voices in my head elude me,
All I hear are my heartbeats loud
Amidst a silence so deafening,
I don’t realize spacing out,
Words I could once pen fail me
And all I’m left with are grey clouds.

Songs I once loved with all my soul
Now feel so distant and cold,
As though behind a wall made of glass,
The melodies now all fall flat.
I keep wishing for the storm to pass
Only for my heart to sing again,
But when it rains, it truly pours,
And though I’m numb, I’m in pain.

I love the clouds and I love the rains,
And petrichor once put me at ease,
Now I feel nothing but blank,
Words still elude me but I try,
With raindrops on the window
And the hum of a gentle breeze,
Perhaps this is how I find myself again,
I’ll be here as long as I breathe.

~© Shubhangi Srinivasan.

There’s a lot going on right now and I know that a lot of us are drained out and very exhausted, whether it’s physically, mentally or emotionally. But here’s a reminder that you don’t have to keep finding ways to be productive right now because all of us are just trying to hang in there, and that is perfectly okay.
Sending hugs,
Yours truly,
The Shubhster. Xx

Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash

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  1. It is an unprecedented situation that is lived at the moment. No one was able to see that it was going to be like this: confined. Although the spirit falls and the illusion is fading, we must think that there is no evil that lasts a hundred years and no body that resists it. So your love will be effective when everything ends. And so more to have a new heaven to breathe. I loved your poem. All your feelings in verses that account for how you feel, but with health.
    My greetings

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  2. I’ve been feeling that drained, heavy feeling too this week! As always you have penned a poem with openess, honesty and with a glimmer of hope in times of uncertainty! Thanks for pushing past the mundane of life to pen such a beautifully crafted piece! 😃🙏💛👊

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    1. These are rough times and everyone is going through a very dull phase right now. And as much as I’d like to say that things will get better soon, I don’t actually know that they will. So, I chose to do what I do best with this poem. Hope you feel better soon! Hugs Xx

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