Morning dews replaced by the dark corners of
Hanging from the ceiling,
I watch as my sanity leaves my company.
A world shattering in its own reflection.
The bell continues to toll in this sickening hour.
Met and befriended many a soul,
played my part in this romantic comedy,
to connect the dots in the cosmic lining.
The four walls of my house seem intact.
Like a rabbit hopping on the Canadian
my thoughts scramble on the canvas of my past.
Gushing out from underneath,
reality rides its chariot of destruction.
Still unaware of what lies in my future,
I trouble my world with smallest of things.
Many a time did I bear a grudge against the
not realizing the garden within my reach.
Darkness surrounds me in my waking hours.
Finally, a few
moments of silence and healing.
Living a life of solace,
near the sunny hillsides of paradise.
Now, this is retribution in the hands of the
Gautham Pradeep, currently 19 years of age, was born in Kerala, India, in a town called Thalassery. He did his schooling in Bangalore, India until he was admitted to Srinivasa Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center for pursuing his MBBS course. Though not well versed with reading books, he started writing poems from mid-2020 during the COVID-19 lockdown. He tries to explore the existential dilemmas of the present generation but still aims to keep his verses simple and easy to comprehend. Apart from writing poems, he indulges in Betta breeding, Butterfly collection and is a wanderlust. Right from school days, he is good at debating, public speaking and takes keen interest in creative writing. Other activities include badminton, playing keyboard, painting etc. He has published his poems in well known periodicals like IndianPeriodicals. He has also published two poems in the POETS UNLIMITED international magazine.