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"Finding"- Ishita Bose

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Stranded on a island with only oceans surrounding me,

My face smothered with dirt,

Is this all a dream?

I look around trying to find someone but as unfortunate as I,

I find none but the gentle breeze grazing my face.


As I almost gave in to my fate,

I heard rustling amidst the leaves,

I turned my head around to see,

All I saw was a dark figure and a pair of eyes staring at me.


I got up on my knees to get a better look,

But seeing me it took a run,

Confused, nevertheless ran behind it,

It was as if we had participated in an imaginary race.


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My eyes searched for it,

But it was of no luck,

Running aimlessly behind the figure I tripped and fell over and over again,

Thought of giving up but it showed up with delusion in its eyes time and again.


Traversing a long distance I finally spot it,

It is climbing the mountain; it shoots me a glance and resumes climbing with constant fervour,

I take a deep sigh and finally it all makes sense,

I will now climb up this mountain not for it but for myself.

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Trekking through the cluster of rocks,

And dealing with hypoxia and walking against gravity,

I knew deep down that being called delusional is something I’d not accept,

I give in all my passion, all my strength.


And, finally I reach the peak,

Beholding in front of me a sight which was possible only in one’s dream,

I look around me to find it,

But all I see is a black figure with two sparkling eyes holding immense hope.


And, how foolish I was to thinking I was chasing a person,

It was nothing but my shadow,

My shadow who gave me hope, to emerge and become powerful again,

So I raise my arms and let the cool breeze embrace my body; I know now that nobody but me, myself am my saviour.




Ishita Bose


© 2020 Ishita Bose

Comments

Ishita Bose (author) from India on July 08, 2020:

Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy all my others works as well :)

CHATRA RAM from BARMER INDIA on July 08, 2020:

Nice written.

I like it.

Keep writing now.