HAVE YOU WRITTEN WORDS THAT LIE?
Words that smile while you write with tears?
Words that are strong while your pen shivers?
Words that look back at you pleading ‘Do not send’,
Words that, when you are broken, continue to pretend.
Have you written words that lie?
When you want to plead ‘stay’ and they read ‘go fly’
When your heart wants to abuse but all u write is ‘Hi!’
When you are falling apart and type ” I am fine”
When ‘no’ is the truth, the ‘yes’ is a crime.
Yes I have written words that lie!
Why have I written words that lie?
I learnt from the mother.
Numbing hands, sleep starved eye, yet she sang a sweet Lullaby.
Once I saw this little girl,
feeding bread to her younger sis, “you eat I am full” said her starving lips.
An adopted boy;
Hugged new parents, loved his room, even smiled thanks in return.
While deep in his heart, he truly missed, the orphanage crowd and their real fun.
Oh and that father!
Made paper aeroplanes, so that his son, happily eats his daily meal.
Had sacrificed becoming a pilot, to earn that very meal.
And the Granny,
waits for weeks and months at times, just for that one call.
Then shares laughs over the phone, as her lonely tears fall.
If frail bodies, weak heart, dying emotions are allowed to lie,
‘Just so that no-one is hurt’, if that’s how they justify.
Then what is the crime, if I make my own words lie?
They are strong and immortal, come what may, they don’t even die.
~Mehak Mirza Prabhu
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