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The House at the Corner

Jusmi is an English teacher. Obtained her Masters in English literature from Gauhati University India shares an immense love for writing.


Standing on the narrow lane,

I see a house standing alone.

No life, no joy playing there.

Only a gloomy shadow dancing out.

Whose house was that ?

Was is all alone or any life living there ?

Sometimes I see a light flickering.

In a second or two it fades away.

Affecting me to the core.

I sit on the steps of my house and keep staring.

Wondering what might have befallen ?

Why did the house looked so sad and bereaved .

Was it cursed or just forlorn.

I kept wondering often almost every night.

Even now when I pass by those lanes,

I lift my eyes and stare.

Wondering where has it's inmates gone by.

Abandoning the house on it's fate to flare

© 2020 Jusmi Saikia

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