June 19, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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Raeesa Usmani




Second Sex



Ultra modern attire

Ancient thinking.


Overloaded with wearable

Of all kinds


Seems hollow

In the dungeon

Of the heart.


Only breathing

Can always never

Assure the existence.


The Second Sex

Fewer amongst the lot

blessed with sentiments,

Must keep faith

In the self.


To exist in this concrete jungle

Of throbbing hearts

Certainly are

Not living

But surviving.









The panic of uncertain

Unimaginable and improbable

Is capable of turning one

From the present.



Collection of moments

Slips swiftly


Leaves behind the hazy marks.


The distress of sudden

The horror of losing Self

The question of existence

And an evident change

Are the issues

Fuels the burning.


As the soldier

Battles in mind

Prior of entering the warzone

The process is evident

The universal truth

An immortal destiny

Of the mortal being!






Raeesa Usmani

Ms. Raeesa Usmani is a Teaching Assistant at the Department of Biotechnology, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat, Gujarat, India. She was awarded Gold Medal in Master of Arts (English Literature and Language) at Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat. She has received Master of Philosophy degree in literature, the genre of Travel Writing. She writes creatively and critically as well. She has published poems and research papers in varied International Journals so far. She has extensively presented papers in national and international seminars and conferences. Her areas of interest include Travel Writing, Linguistics, Gender Studies, Translation Studies, English Language Teaching, World Literature, English Literature, Colonial Literature, Partition Literature, etc.

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