Poetry

November 16, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

Vineet Vohra

 

By

Bethamehi Joy Syiem

 

 

Sometimes I Forget To Think

 

 

My mouth forgets the speech it has learnt

and even my pen does not remember

how to write poetry

or anything at all.

I just sit

empty

asking myself

why I ever left you, why I ever

thought I would be enough for me and

whether I’d ever be able to have you all over again.

 

Today is one of those days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mountain Speech

 

 

Beyond rugged rock and cutting crevices,

There is nothing.

Nothingness that echoes only the silent screams

of unsuspecting riders of big machine wings,

victims of suicide rage.

 

They’re all dead now.

But they’re saying they weren’t ready.

There’s loans to pay. Children to love.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Bethamehi Joy Syiem

Bethamehi Joy Syiem

Bethamehi Joy Syiem is a nineteen-year-old girl from Shillong, India. She is an avid reader and loves to write. She has had poems published in The Shillong times, a local daily and also in online magazines, Episteme and Thumb Print. She has two blogs that she runs, one that is specifically dedicated to poetry, titled ‘A Poetic Journey‘ and another that is titled ‘5 Feet Tall‘, a blog where she shares to the world her perspective on politics, books, emotions, pain, struggles, love, family, stereotypes and everything in between. She is currently studying at St Stephen’s College, New Delhi, India.

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