In this story,
You were supposed
To be a God,
Hailed from the mysterious skies
Meant to pull me out
From the crocodile infested sea
That we are both wading in!
You have chosen to love crocodiles,
Believing them to be made of
And believing yourself
To be made of the same matter
As they are!
However denied you do try to be
You shall wake from this illusory slumber
Of your own truth
As I have been desperately trying
To paint for you
In the canvas of the blue skies
So mighty and imposing
Willing everyone who would glance at them
To believe that life on Earth
As it has been given to us
Is the whole of it!
Maybe the story was meant to be this way
Maybe you had to hurt me
To have me realise
That we are never to be together
Neither in this false world
Nor in the other eternal one
Maybe the Gods themselves wanted it
To happen as it did
And since I can’t fight for that which I can’t handle
Why should I even let the regret that
Is scarring my heart
Even bother me!
Anoucheka Gangabissoon is a Primary School Educator in Mauritius. She writes poetry and short stories as hobby. She considers writing to be the meaning of her life as she has always been influenced by all the great writers and wishes to be, like them, immortalized in her words. Her works can be read on poetrysoup and she had also appeared in various literary magazines like SETU, Different Truths, Dissident Voice, In Between Hangovers Press, WISH Press, Tuck’s Magazine, Blue Mountain Review, among others. She has also been published in Duane’s Poetree and also in two anthologies for the Immagine and Poesia group. Her poems are often placed in free online contests.