walking barefoot in contaminated soil
under the falling stars
endlessly dreaming of an existing world
with the eyes open
anything I put my mind to is possible than to think
that everything is possible
And I’m not going to bombard myself with cliches
I realise, that each of us holds a half of a truth
and I tried to convince myself that to change
a story was to tell no more than a half-lie
A lie that is half-truth is the darkest of all lies
I feel like a cliche
I conceded …
I’ve been living in some other time
there’s some other world
telling stories without words
listening without speaking
without voices
like someone recites verses by heart
Blind folding experiment
crossing lines
breaking boundaries
a metaphoric mapping between heart and mind
the blindfolded vision
glimpses from the other side
all that came out was a whisper
love is a cliché

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  • Vitta
    Vittaalmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful words Ushna!!!

  • Thanks dear Vitta! xo

    – Ushna Sardar

  • barnsis
    barnsisalmost 2 years ago

    Excellent, I particularly like the line “A lie that is half-truth is the darkest of all lies”

  • Thanks dear Byron! It means a lot to me!

    – Ushna Sardar

  • TheBrit
    TheBritalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful words Ushna :)

  • Thanks Brit! :-)

    – Ushna Sardar

  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladealmost 2 years ago

    So beautiful, philosophical and wise. A pleasure to read your profound writing my dear friend.

  • Thanks my dear Anthea! I’m glad you liked! xo

    – Ushna Sardar

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestalmost 2 years ago

    I read this a few times to feel this….and the weariness which I felt first after a few more reads is also tied up with a sense of moving forward from what is not real, what has no integrity.
    It felt like a realty check was going on here…..and there was the lilt of sadness echoing.
    Poignant composed writing, wonderful work. x

  • Thanks my dear Sue! I’m glad you liked! it means a lot to me! xo

    – Ushna Sardar

  • Steven Mace
    Steven Macealmost 2 years ago

    This is a beautiful one! I really liked this one! Definitely a favourite :-)

  • Thanks Steve! I’m so glad you liked! :)

    – Ushna Sardar

  • Roger Sampson
    Roger Sampsonalmost 2 years ago

    Oh to face what is and not what one wishes to face is the epithany that allows us to live life honestly. This is very well written Ushna, your gift is very apparent and I’m happy you use it so nicely in all you do.


  • Thanks my dear friend Roger! I’m glad you liked! :)

    – Ushna Sardar

  • Roger Sampson
    Roger Sampsonalmost 2 years ago

  • Ah so nice of you Roger! I’m thrilled! thanks for featured!

    – Ushna Sardar

  • charliethetramp
    charliethetrampalmost 2 years ago

    inventively non cliche l would say
    great write ushna
    glad to see your creative mind at work again

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooalmost 2 years ago

    beautiful write

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