There she stood
On a cold, barren road.
Her eyes were still shining,
But with faded hope.

She wished if it could all be gone,
She hoped if she could just disappear.
But alas! It was the truth she had to face
Of shattered hopes, with utter disgrace.

Her eyes never wept,
Her smile never ceased.
But her heart knew she was tired.
She carried it all the way alone,
And no one was there to take her home.

~Lydia Islary

Related Articles

Phantom Thoughts


Posted in: Stories

By Vaidehi Sharma   It has been fifty four days since I saw you, and just in case you think that I have forgotten the formation of your face, then you are wrong. If you think that I haven’t even tried that, you’re wrong again. You should have warned me that it’s our last meeting, […]

Read More


Phantom Thoughts is an e-magazine which unlocks access to the world of never seen literature and art from the young and fine artists around the globe. Phantom Thoughts provides uninterrupted platform to all the writers and artists by showcasing their talent in its magazine.