Short Of Breath


She may seem bold and strong,
but facing a fierce storm alone,
her inner world concealed,
she is pragmatic and stern,
Her soul has been shaken,
collapsing her into an end,
Not only today and now,
body has been distressed
since long; yet limping hard,
a darker world is on display,
still Hopes emerge from within,
A step forward is pulled back,
unknown forces calling her back,
back to the world of darkness,
For she no longer can run,she
is chased into her alleys too,
She is short of breath,desires
to fly and try her wings into the skies;
even if only for once.
Let the fragile creature fly
into alleys of peace and love
alleys unmarked and unknown yes,
she may feel desolate.
but truly breathing far away,
the air of her own,lively as ever
Smiling even if alone.

by Shaila Mir


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