Mine

Unnoticed

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The world failed to see

The deep gashes

Beneath her skin

The slashes on her psyche

 

What they witnessed

Was her seemingly

Serene demeanor

Near normal behavior

 

She smiled for us all

Even sang happy tunes

No one heard her cry

No one noticed her fall

 

Her quiet wails

Went unheard

Their dead weight

Buried her will to live

 

Lonely and lost

She hid her plight

Her outstretched arms

Dangled out of sight

 

If only, someone had seen

The pallor of her skin

Shadows under her eyes

Her trembling lips and chin

 

She could’ve been saved

Had someone reached out

Subtle clues went unseen

A gross oversight!

 

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By Sulekha Rawat

 

 

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