Retreat

‘Twas happening again,

Was in a lot of pain.

Mother’s words felt like nagging,

Advice of my father kept dragging.

***

Cold and grey, seemed world to me,

Drowned, in despair called sea.

All interests faded,

Just boredom invaded.

***

Didn’t care about anything, one moment,

Was branded, too arrogant.

Sometimes, I cared too much,

Overreacted, I was called such.

***

Arrogance was the mask,

Under which, depression did bask.

Overreaction was just a blame,

Anxiety, it’s real name.

***

One devil on a shoulder,

Felt like carrying a boulder.

But with both of them aboard,

Was walking the Hell’s road.

***

Outer world didn’t understand, how,

These two devils, I always dealt, now.

Seemed like, ’twas a routine,

Always felt like waiting under a guillotine.

***

Closed my eyes, bowed my head,

“Let the blade fall, declare me dead.”

I screamed aloud,

But there was no crowd.

***

Saw myself, retreated into my inner world,

Both the devils, around me, they whirled.

Laid down, gazed at my world’s moon,

Was at peace in this unreal cocoon.

Retreat

 

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Loved it completely as I have gone through it and so can relate it well!I think everyone goes through it at some point of their lives.:)

    1. Varun says:

      Am glad you loved it. Thank you.
      And yes, going through that, IS difficult.

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