• Verity

    by Disha Singh

    The golden figurines
    silver cups
    glinting crystals
    A veneer over the truth.

    Quaking palms
    clenched jaws
    clouded vision
    This is what I hide.

    With eyes reverted to the past
    hands clasped in motion of prayer
    whispers of memories
    Pry into my worst nightmares.

    Resticted chest
    shallow breaths
    constricted throat
    Stifled sobs devour my shouts of pain.

    Blinking the moisture away
    little grey soldiers build the walls
    donning the false pretense of life
    Fixing a smile on my cold face.

    Am I happy?

    posted to Cedar Street Times on March 15, 2013

    Topics: Young Writers' Corner


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