The Rising Phoenix

She had pretty sparkling eyes, and a wonderful smile
No one prettier,he had seen in a long while
He fell for her at once, chose her as the one
Love, in his eyes, shone, brighter than the sun
He let it grow in him, that which he called his love
Everything else trivial, she was all above
He envied those she spoke to,a threat to his ‘love’ they were
He couldn’t let her go, now the time for it was here
He walked up to her, trying to calm his nerve
In a hasty, excited tone, his question, he’d serve
She looked at him aghast, ‘no’ was all she said
The nervousness vanished, his eyes, blood red
He walked up two steps closer, looked at her with intent
Drank in that beautiful face, and smiled, content
He turned his back to her, began to walk away
Turned back to her, as if, something to say
She screamed in pure pain, as he splashed it on her face
Evil was that smile, revenge filled was that gaze
Her skin scorched, she groaned and fell to the ground
He left her there to suffer, in this, pride he found
She lay there, helpless and tired,recounting the horror
Her heart, pounding, filled with fear and anger
She rose from the ground as time passed by
And then to her feet as days did fly
Months later, she moulded herself anew
From that horrid day, her confidence, she drew
She went places, met people, created a new human
They expressed disgust, shuddered at the sight of her person
She fought it all, and up she rose, strong, brave and tall
She made it her strength, which he wanted to be her downfall
That day was the last that those beautiful eyes saw tears
She achieved big feats, defeated all her her fears
Through it all, he kept track, of the outcome of his doing
The pride in him ,she trampled clear, this was her becoming
Every accolade, every praise, it slapped his ego each time
There he sat, crippled with envy of the heights to which she’d climbed
Just then, when he closed his eyes, reliving that beautiful face
A knock he heard, and a letter arrived, leaving him thoroughly fazed
She wrote in it, words of gratitude, minimal those eight letters
There, she charred his heart ,more brutally than he had, hers


Naming Denial

Two sisters, by the river, sat under a tree
One happy and cheerful, another gloomy
Distorted were their reflections, in those ripples below
They sat there, talking, more than ever so
One dressed in black, another in white
Tears in one’s eyes, another had a smile
Sobbing , she spoke, the girl dressed in black
The other consoled her, gently patting her back
“I walk past them, and they curse me hard
Call me the reason for their downfall
They say they did well, until I struck their lives
My name they utter, in their swears, cries
Am I to blame, what wrong have I done?
Harassments by me, can they name any one?
Yes I traversed their life,a moment worth, that’s all
How was I to know, tragedy on them would befall?
That cold winter night, trembling,I asked for shelter
They shut the door at me, made my hopes wither
My tears, my pain, why should they go unseen?
What brings them to hate me, evil, have I been? ”
As she cried, the other girl spoke
Calm, composed, she had a wise tone
“No, little sister, don’t you cry
You haven’t erred, let this pass by
Wonderful you are, at both, heart and mind
Talk to me, and your answers you shall find
They know not to accept, neither today, nor before
That they are the ones whom they should actually abhor
I walk past them too, but they don’t see me at all
Others definitely do, peeping over the wall
They say I’m the reason, someone else is doing well
That I crossed the person’s path, when his life was hell
That they are wrong, no one wants to see
And that another is right, is too unreal to be
Their mistakes to hide, they chose you as a source
Others’ success, to explain, I am the one they chose
Your tears, they can’t see, as they’re blinded by their pride
Envy gave me birth, they’re oblivious to my sight
Our names explain it all, their love and their hate
Lady Luck, they call me, and you, little sister, Fate.