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A Silent Enemy

Originally posted on Anindya’s blog as my guest post—

You entered my life as a friend

You pretended goodness, when you really were a fiend

You behaved in a manner which was helpful

I grew complacent thinking you wouldn’t be hurtful

I believed in you, trusting your way

I slept peacefully keeping fear at bay

I thought nothing could go wrong

I was right till everything went wrong

Quietly you showed what you really are

There you laid your true colours bare. 

You were the spark that started silently

You were the snake behind, that moved creepily

You attacked when I was unaware 

You entered the protection of my lair

You shattered my peace when your anger flared 

You stole everything of that I cared

You tore into the cloth to reach the skin

You drove into the skin to cause the burn

You responded to nothing till your anger sated

I could do nothing as you repeatedly baited

You destroyed everything in your wake

My dream, my support, you proved to be utterly fake 

I trusted you not to harm me and mine

I thought you would always shine

I prayed to the forces to keep you bound.

You broke free, unleashed your powers found

The path was a wave of destruction forever

The sight embedded in my brain all time, ever

Ashes to ashes was all I saw

Smoky tears was all I felt

Fear at your attitude leapt upon my heart

I became frozen from inside out

You can be sorry, you can do your penance

I still know you can turn menace 

A second is all it takes

For you to claim your preys

You can do everything, but I still know the truth

Trust once gone, is gone forever

I watch you with eyes wary

You proved to be nothing but scary

You harmed the person who is precious to me

You tried to play master when you served me

Oh hark thee and hark thee well

For that, and just for that, I’ll never forgive

I wish, I really wish that you remain in the pits of hell… 

Fire is a good servant but a bad master, so beware and be careful. 

A single moment of inattention can become months of pain. 

Burns are the worst to treat so Protect your loved ones….



82 thoughts on “A Silent Enemy Leave a comment

  1. Shalini, I am speechless. But I wanted to tell you that your words touch me. Always a little anxious to comment as I fear my translation from French to English won’t be accurate. Can I possibly qualify such a sad story as a beautiful piece? Beautifully written it is but immensely sad. Big hug.

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  2. Very heart touching words
    If it had power to understand feelings, then you might have got a 1000 apologies; rather it would not have hurted anyone actually.
    I hope you have recovered from that completely

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  3. These are not words on domestic violence nor is this a place to vent your anger on things happening on your blog. If anyone does not understand this simple fact, please don’t comment.
    This is my blog, my words. I am just expressing my thoughts not crying for attention or screaming at injustice


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