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written by: Ayushman Jamwal



I am calm and composed in the shadows,
Waiting at the edge of the reaper’s scythe,
My purpose is the swift descent of steel,
They call for me, yelling a name,
But it’s never mine.

A mirage of civilisation envelops them all,
Soft chairs, debates, and hollow humanity,
Only I serve the blind god with conviction,
She knows me by a name,
But it’s never mine.

I am their nightmare, I am their guardian,
Clarity in the desolation of the edge,
Endless whispers & sermons beneath my truth,
Union of fear and adulation bear many names,
But they’re never mine.

No fate of kings, no banal splendour of martyrs,
Only a berserker’s inferno under my scars,
Doomed to perish under a banner I will not know,
They will carve a name on my tomb,
But it’s never mine.

I wield a life of enlightened chaos,
Awake in breath and the black,
The dead remember no glory, they remember no sins,
Hero, monster, saviour, they say,
But these names are never mine.

Ayushman Jamwal

Ayushman Jamwal

Ayushman Jamwal is a journalist based in New Delhi. He is a Senior News Editor at CNN-News18. Ayushman is a graduate of the Cardiff School of Journalism, United Kingdom and started writing poetry when he was a student at the Doon School in Dehradun. He lives with his parents, younger brother, grandmother and dog Leo.
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