Conflicts, thoughts, emotions
swirled around in me, in a
paralyzing me for an eternal instant;
hurting me, crushing me…
mocking my reverence for Life.
The storms of these painful feelings
alienated me from everyone-
leaving me lonely, to face the world
All around me eyes gazed
with obvious contempt and blank unreason
for letting my heart get better of my head.
Disillusioned and broken, I drifted away
to seek comfort.
But the strands of friendship I clung to
seemed like illusions
leaving me in a void.
And then you appeared-
like the first star on my horizon!
With a child-like naivety, I wished on you-
and miraculously, I regained my Faith in Life!
Yes, you drew me to the eye of my hurricane.
Usha, 3 November, ’81