Friday, April 27, 2012

The eyes have it

When I saw you
I could see deceit in your eyes
I could hear regret in the words you said
The incense of us burning in this carnage
could melt away the promises our lips still held
Your touch could set free in me
the desires I decided to do away with
I could die right there in your arms
if only you could say my name out loud, this once.

But all I saw was love
Flowing from your eyes
As a song in your voice
In your touch that sparked butterflies
The aroma that hypnotized
And the kiss that spelled my name
Letter by letter
A hug that synced

© 2012 Neha Choudhry

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


That cool summer morn
The skylights did dim
She took her first steps in the dungeon
Where love never lived.

The self-quarrel fed on her
Sweat mingled with its alter ego in eyes
Erratically she looked around
In hope to find a single hand wave her goodbye.

A classic case of sunshine to gray
How she wrecked her life, cyclonified it within
While the world admired her smile
Her veiled self, bailed out and sinned.

© 2012 Neha Choudhry

Monday, April 23, 2012

Si tu te vas

Nadie sabrá por qué te quiero
ni por qué no quiero nadie así
ni por qué la oscuridad siempre se espera el amanecer
ni por qué mi camino termina en ti.

Espero que sabes que si tu te vas, te llevarás mi vida contigo.

© 2012 Neha Choudhry

Monday, April 9, 2012

Funeral of words

Tethered to scattered memories, I am
Clutching a million broken shreds of me, I stand
If my heart stops beating or I don't breathe
There is still hope,
I might still stand a chance of recovery.

Hugged by the clouds of melancholy, I rain
Screaming a name in my head but on the outside, I don't speak
If I crumple the paper, throw away the pen
That's when the point of no return is met
Stamp me lifeless, arrange a coffin
The sun won't meet the shine in these eyes again.

Bury me. Write me off.
Mark my grave as The Unwritten.

© 2012 Neha Choudhry

Friday, April 6, 2012


Love it was all that time, still is
Love it will be even when I am in ashes
Love I worshiped, I preached
Even when I stand replaced, love-deceived
Love is love, stoned, smiled, hugged, chained
Love is pure poison to self, be it running in me, be it down a drain.

© 2012 Neha Choudhry

Home hypnotized

There was a shine in there that haloed my smile
There were blinks that I timed my breaths with
As you closed them shut on me, the dream I revolved around yesterday, today cried
As you hummed a different tune, my voice didn't match up, it died
There was a place in you wherein I did reside
There was something about the warmth, I could stay in there for life
As you shoved me away, perplexed, I did side
As you both clicked, you took her hand, looked at me with frozen eyes
That was the moment I shattered
That was the day my life last dawned
That was the second I realized
Your eyes
are now hijacked
My home is hypnotized.

© 2012 Neha Choudhry