Over a Blank Page


When the days grew longer

and the nights grew darker,

She sat beside the unlit candle,

to think and to question her gradual dismantle.

What meant world to her,

was lost somewhere.

Somewhere in the dark among the lights,

in the lights that shone so bright.

If it were anything else,

she would have coped with it.

But knowing it was the heart at stake,

she was losing her might, bit-by-bit, with her sane mind.

How this happened to her,

she knew not.

The life inside her would die,

she feared the most.

Why only she?

was the question she kept on pestering God with.

The same blank and straight face,

was the answer she was delivered with.

Wasn’t it she, years back,

who fought the dear and the humanity?

To hang on to pen and paper

and ditch the suits, the meetings, and the money.

Then how is it today

that the same pen and paper,

abandoned the poor girl

to let her quail, and cringe, and to shudder?

Those stories and poems

that made her who she had dreamt of,

are now the ones,

turning her into the wretchedness and awfulness she had only read of.

Is this what she deserved?

Is this what was meant to become of her?

Is this how she was to die?

Over a blank page and a quill laced with the black dye.


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Copyright © 2017 by Idle Muser. All rights reserved.


17 Comments Add yours

  1. prashantt says:

    Hey! Aditi, your poetry is as honest as your prose writings.Wonderful reflection of dwindling thoughts keep running somewhere sometimes at backdrop of heart & mind.Beautiful work📝😇

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Idle Muser says:

      Long time, Prashantt! Hope everything is fine with you.
      I’m glad you liked it. I’ve been writing more of the poems lately than proses. Didn’t know poetry is as much fun (not always though) as weaving stories.


      1. prashantt says:

        I am doing good & hoping same for you, just busy with professional commitments(you can imagine).
        As i said you’re as wonderful on poetries as your proses however i will always be longing for your stories.
        Keep writing & stay happy😇

        Liked by 1 person

        1. Idle Muser says:

          Oh! Life can be bit tedious that way.
          Even I am missing those stories of mine; will get back to writing them soon.
          Enjoy your weekend!☺️


  2. That’s writhen with such a beautiful intent. Great work again as I always say Adi.. 😎☝

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Idle Muser says:

      Thank you, Sanyam!🙂


  3. lynnefisher says:

    Great poem, Aditi! Yes, Honest and vulnerable writing is the hardest to do, I think, but you’re right in that those writings can be so powerful. (Now reading The Bell Jar, sparked by your review and now I have an interest in Sylvia Plath thanks to you).

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Idle Muser says:

      Thank you so much, Lynne! Writing is teaching me things that I, previously, was unaware of.
      Oh wow! I’m glad. Please share your review once you finish reading it.🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Aditi, your words embraced my soul with their selfless life and speaks wonderfully! Such a lovely poem, thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Idle Muser says:

      Thank you so much, Wendell, for your constant support and appreciation!
      I hope you’re doing fine.🙂


  5. Annika Perry says:

    Wow! Powerful poem, Aditi!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Idle Muser says:

      Thank you, Annika, for reading it!☺️
      The poem did hit me with a powerful blow once I finished writing it and read it. This might not be the best of my works but certainly one of the most honest.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. joyroses13 says:

    A thought provoking poem!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Idle Muser says:

      Right? This occurred to me after I finished writing it.
      Lately, I have learned that vulnerable, true, honest writings might look a scary thing to do at first, but, later, when you look back, they will be the best of your works, ever.
      Thanks for your time!🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. joyroses13 says:

        You are so very right!! Keep it up! 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

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