My five senses

My eyes wanted to see a bright dawn,

You forced them to be down,

Searching my body for anomalies,

There were none.

Yet your eyes prowled around,

Seeking an unknown treasure.

That day I learnt to be shy.

My ears wanted to listen to happy sounds, Yet you forced them,

To listen to the sounds of your poisonous words, your predatory steps…

There were many.

On the roads, at shops, in classes, everywhere.

Thereafter I learnt to be silent.

My skin wanted to feel the soft petals,

You forced me to recoil as,

The touches were more bad, than good.

Good? Good hardly ever existed.

Gone were the harsh yet desirable pecks,

Of experience, of life,

All that remained was,

Your cruel touch.

That moment I learnt, how to harden my fist.

I wanted to smell, the aromas, the fragrances,all around,

I inhaled the masculine scent,

While trying to get away from you,

Books idealized you, societies justified you,

They proved me wrong.

However I knew, there was only one wrong,


That day I had learnt that I was, I am right.

Now, I want to taste annihilation.

I won’t stop until,

I witness your destruction.

I am getting nearer with each step, don’t you dare worry.

You think, it’s your victory.

It isn’t.

It is the apogee of your illusion.

Tomorrow,I’ll be there,

To mark an end, your end.

I won’t be shy this time, nor will I be silent.

I will harden my fist, to shatter the walls,

You built around me.

I would then rightfully claim my victory.

Yet, do you know what the sad part is?

You’ll keep thinking, your thoughts and actions can still control mine.

©Bhagyashree 2022. All rights reserved.

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14 thoughts on “My five senses”

  1. An apogee of illusion …..
    What an amazing way to articulate the five essential senses .👌🏻👌🏻❤️
    Great going, Bhagyashree.

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  2. Beautifully expressed the feelings through poem and how to overcome the fear in this male chauvinist society. Really admired your thoughts and hard work on it.

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  3. दिल को कहीं गहराई तक छू गई तुम्हारी ये खूबसूरत पंक्तियां| बहुत दर्द छिपा था| पर हार मानने के बजाय उसी दर्द को अपनी ताकत बनाना, यह बड़ी बात है| और यह बहुत बड़ा मैसेज है|
    बहुत बहुत बधाई बेटा और आगे भी ऐसे ही लिखती रहो, मेरी शुभकामनाएं हैं|

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  4. दिल को कहीं बहुत गहराई तक छू गईं तुम्हारी ये खूबसूरत पंक्तियां| बहुत दर्द था| पर उससे हार न मानकर, उसको अपनी ताकत बनाने का जज़्बा, जो इसमें दिखाया गया, वह बहुत बड़ा मैसेज दे गया|
    बहुत बहुत बधाई| ऐसे ही लिखती रहो, आगे बढ़ती रहो| ढेरों शुभकामनाएं|

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  5. ‘My five senses’, yet another deep poem by Bhagyashree. Congratulations! The senses convey the data to mind or reason and the data thus arranged becomes a composite experience. The Indian systems of classical thought include mind – as the sixth sense organ naming the totality as ‘Kshadayatan’ the impact of senses (indriyas) is deep and lasting on the mind (manas). The resolve to rise above the undesirable and to turn the external situations favourable in the 2nd half of poetry is laudable as a mark of reactive, yet positive determination. Be the change. Best wishes.

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