Hey there! Welcome back to ‘The Confessions of a Random Blogger!‘
“Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquillity.” — William Wordsworth.
Poetry is one of the most powerful forms of self-expression- each line is like a small piece of the poet’s soul; and to share a piece of your soul with the world is so incredibly brave.
Today, in honour of April- World Poetry Month, I will be sharing some poetry written by some incredibly talented writers!
If you enjoyed their poetry, show them some love in the comments!
If you would like to have one of your poems featured here during this month, connect with me on Instagram!
‘A Story of Red and Blue‘ by Sonika Chellani
This is a story
A Story of Red and Blue
Red was the hot-headed passionate
While Blue was loyal and confident, but scared.
Beautiful by themselves
And a proud purple together
Living individual lives on the side
With no reason to need each other
But Red’s passion burnt herself with flames her own colour.
Her flaws covered her
There was hatred and danger where love existed,
There was bloodshed and war over the strength she once knew
Red just became a pile of dark, lifeless black
While blue carried on detached and cold from it all.
The proud purple they created was nothing more than a bruise of what once was
‘Twenty Two’ by Aishwarya Srivastava
A confession is a substitute for one more crime
It makes promises that aren’t really mine
A memory is a callback to confession:
My older brother ran a fashion blog
My only brother ran a fashion blog
He was sweet and scary, clever as my sixth-grade professor
My sixth grade professor,
charming and calm
Left marks on my wrists darker than my palms
My older brother ran a human rights marathon
Roughly, my brother, like his secret affair
Tore off from the roots a lock of my hair
My older brother ran campaigns for the poor
He decorated my face with kisses and scratches
Put flowers in my hair to cover the empty patches
A false apology is a crime but brings redemption of its own:
the time my brother took me to the beauty salon
Being abused is easier when you claim to be the abuser
A memory is just a call back to confusion
A confession is a substitute for a crime; it isn’t mine
But it’s easier if it were. Well, okay, next time!
‘Within’ by Sneha Devraj
It destroys me from within
The grief and the pain
And how is it that
When you are all and dystopian
From inside that your outside’s intact
When you are deconstructed from within
That you still hold shape
Two eyes, a nose and body of skin
So tear the skin
Reveal atoms that make you
Having seen the destruction within
And now tell the story outside
We learned in science
When you are empty inside
You get sucked within
So I balance the emptiness
Of within and beyond
With tears and cuts
All just to
Save myself from losing
Thank you for reading! Comment below and show our poets some love!
If you would like to get a chance to have one of your poems featured for Poetry Month, connect with me on Instagram!
You can check out my last few posts here:
- Borrowed Poems From An Anonymous- Mother’s Day Special
- The Worst Thing That Is Legal
- World Poetry Month- The Third Issue
- The Modern Day Julie/Julia Project- Cake Catastrophe!
- World Poetry Month- The Second Issue
Until Next Time.