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written by: Sohinee Dey



Oh maiden O' mine,
Hand me over that drop;
For I need to hold on, need to prop.
Oh sweet lady O' mine,
I want to hang on to my sanity,
Don't want to lose myself to vanity.
Hand me over that last drop,
For I need some clarity;
I want to escape,
Escape from this world of cruelty,
Where lads and lasses are engaged in enmity.
I don't want to succumb just now,
For I have made a vow;
Oh maiden O' mine,
Hand me over that last drop of sanity.
Don't lure me in,
No, no, I am not keen;
I have a mountain of sins.
Oh no, don't you beckon me,
I cannot summon a smile, you see.
Leave me with the vestiges of my profanity;
No longer will I be fooled by their silver-tongued oratory.
'Tis a world's vindictive ploy,
Enchants and charms us in a manner so coy.
But I am no fool,
I won't drool.
I am just a human;
Don't want to surrender to the insanity,
For my deeds will be known in infamy.
Oh sweet lady O' mine,
I just want to hang on to the last thread of sanity.


This poem is written from a man's perspective who is hanging onto his life by the last thread. He wants to let go but doesn't want to let go just yet. He is in a dilemma. Temptation, enmity and too many sins are in his way. He looks back at his life and thinks of everything that he has done wrong. He calls out to this lady and asks for a drop of sanity. Sanity, here represents love/comfort/affection, anything that helps him to be in the present and not lose his mind.

Sohinee Dey

Sohinee Dey

I am a person who is in love with words. I love both prose and poetry but I indulge myself more in poetic verses. I write because I feel that I can express myself better in ink than verbally. Everything that happens around me, my surroundings, people I meet leaves an impact on my empathetic soul and writing is the only release I can find to keep myself balanced. Born in the north-east part of India in the late 90's, I started writing from a very young age but due to certain circumstances I had to leave it but now, I am back with the pen and ready to spill ink once again! I am still a student and currently in my final year of graduation (major).
Sohinee Dey

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