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Bare and Exposed

by Surabhi Chaubey
(Hardoi, India)

Holding your hand
I'll stand in front of you;
Bare and exposed.
Scared and awake.
With my fears trying to reach you,
I won't say a word.
You'll hear desolate screams,
You'll hear fading voices,
You'll hear cries for help,
You'll hear my thoughts,
Loud, Intense and heavy thoughts.
You'll look in my eyes
And see the ocean of tears.
Each tear revealing a different tale,
Each tear evincing a different version.
Yet all of them being a part of me.
You'll squeeze my hand
And you'll feel vulnerability oozing out of me,
You'll feel my trembling soul,
You'll feel my fading warmth,
You'll feel my expectations of you running away;
wanting to take a step back,
To look past this broken soul.
But you feel someone holding you,
Someone holding onto you.
Telling you to not be afraid,
Telling you to stay,
Telling you that,
"I know i am broken.
I am sad.
I am fearful.
But this pain is not me,
It's just a part of me.
This darkness doesn't define me,
It tells you about just one of my chapters.
When you reach the next one,
you'll know that it was worth reading,
you'll know that you can't run now.
You don't want to look past now
Because You'll know that
despite being humbled by many,
my words still hold a lot of love.
Imperfect yet heartfelt.
You'll feel this love,
this warmth,
this compassion.
You'll feel that this messy soul might just be the one you need.
It's not just a single theme story.
My broken pieces might be scattered but
I still have all of them with me,
Jumbled yet together.
I ask you,
Will you help me find the new pieces that fit?"


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Aug 12, 2020
Phenomenal 👍
by: Your Name: Ananya

Wow this is so amazing!! Your thoughts, choice of words, the flow, the emotions, all are expressed so beautifully, you are a shining 🌟♥️ born to rock and shine..loved it..keep it up👍👍🌸🌸🌺🌺

Aug 07, 2020
Wow,I mean how talented are you?
by: Devyani

Only a pure and giving soul like you can write such deep and heartfelt lines....They truly can engrave themselves on the heart and mind of a reader.

Aug 07, 2020
by: Your Name:misty bitch

Damn it's really nice

Aug 07, 2020
Lovelyyy Poem pal!!!!!!
by: Your Name:Isha Mehta

Keep up dude

Aug 07, 2020
Exceptionally well written
by: Mritunjay

Well written srubhi your writing skills nd the way of expressing an epitome for other aspiring writers.

Aug 07, 2020
by: Your Name:Srishti Juyal

Keep shining girl✨... Loads of love 💓🥰💓

Aug 07, 2020
by: Your Name:Riya Mishra

Great lines yr...i love it❤

Aug 06, 2020
Very touching..... Lovedddddd itttt❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
by: Your Name:Jiya Maikhuri

I loved it Surabhi....... Want more poems from you... Loads of love .....

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