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Alluring Ghosts

Ahana Gupta | March 18, 2021
Alluring Ghosts

A tedious day it was; the sky was painted grey,

Familiar to the hue of her soul’s dismay.

 

Diagnosed as she was with bipolar disorder,

You’d never know if ‘Eeyore’ or ‘Tigger’ would be making decisions for her,

And of whether she would wake up with a smile or a roar.

 

She could no longer see facts through all of her rage,

She was nonconforming–a rebel–given her coming of age.

 

Hail she did from a broken home,

Who, in the ‘comradery’ of her parents, felt alone.

 

They reckoned their marriage was a “grotesque misalliance”

“Hell” was what she called her home.

 

They held their pride like they should have held her,

A red flag to her was just another pretty colour.

 

She abhorred that falling felt like flying until the bones crushed,

In love she was cursed, but in abundance she was blessed.

 

Writing letters addressed to the fire, sealed in envelopes,

Dream she did of rainbows and sunflowers amid the desolate lockup.

 

Searching for those who tucked her into her blankets come nightfall,

Bedtime tales, hot chocolates — the little things were indeed the be all.

 

She casually drew hearts in the by-line,

Reminiscing days that were more sublime.

 

Back when movie nights beneath stars fit her poems in perfect rhyme,

She was now pleading for cameos in the movies of her life — oh the changes with time.

 

November flush and her flannel cure,

Her life had never seemed more obscure.

 

She never grew up; although in years she was old,

Like her constant thoughts as she sat on the threshold.

 

You could walk home with her if you wished to,

And she wouldn’t know where to lead you.

 

Although the serenity in her was lost,

She now had, mostly, alluring ghosts.


Ahana Gupta

Ahana is a 13-year-old ICSE student who has bigger dreams than the size of Asia! She aspires to become a mental health therapist and an author and is keen to try her hand at song writing. Her hobbies include reading, writing, photography and watching movies. She looks up to her mother, Ravneet Gupta and her aunt, Inderbir Kaur who are her role models. She is aware that life involves a lot of toil and is more than ready to face her share of struggles with grace and courage.

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Mannat singh
Mannat singh
3 years ago

A true beautyyy❤️❤️

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Mannat singh
3 years ago

Thanks:)

Arunima
Arunima
3 years ago

Wow Ahana it’s amazing 💞

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Arunima
3 years ago

Thanks:)

Srijana Sharma
Srijana Sharma
3 years ago

Superb Ahana. You are just getting better every time. God bless you

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Srijana Sharma
3 years ago

Thank you 🙂

Shatabdi Rasaily
Shatabdi Rasaily
3 years ago

Beautiful one Ahana. All the love – S 🙂

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Shatabdi Rasaily
3 years ago

Thanks:)

Ripon Uncle
Ripon Uncle
3 years ago

Wonderfully expressed as always…. keep publishing these gems

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Ripon Uncle
3 years ago

Thank you:)

Sona Singh
Sona Singh
3 years ago

Ahana I think with this poem many can relate like me … I can with each and every line of yours !!!! God bless you with lots of blessings my child massi loves you a lot !!! I have read ur poem so many times and still it’s not enough !!! Love you my little baby now not so little !!!!

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Sona Singh
3 years ago

Thank you masi💛love you too

Viresh Agarwala
Viresh Agarwala
3 years ago

Ahana, for a 13 year old the clarity of thought and elucidation is more than commendable. Keep it up and God bless.

Last edited 3 years ago by Viresh Agarwala
Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Viresh Agarwala
3 years ago

Thank you:)

Akansha
Akansha
3 years ago

Amazing poem:)

Tugged my heart.

Loved the line ‘In ❤ she was cursed, in abundance she was blessed’.

If read without the bio, I wouldn’t have believed that this piece is written by a 13 old girl.

Keep writing and reach heights!!

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Akansha
3 years ago

Thank you:)

Harsheen Bindra
Harsheen Bindra
3 years ago

Awesome poem 😊😊😊❤❤

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Harsheen Bindra
3 years ago

Thanks

Chetan
Chetan
3 years ago

Well written! you have developed a good knack for poetry. Enjoyed it keep writing and reading. We are always there to support you some day read us your poem we would love to hear. Proud of you Ahana 💐🌼

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Chetan
3 years ago

Thank you:)

Stuti
Stuti
3 years ago

❤️❤️💖💖

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Stuti
3 years ago

Thanks:)

Masii
Masii
3 years ago

“She abhorred that falling felt like flying until the bones crushed”. OMG your clarity of emotions in your words is amazing . You are an ardent seeker …..never let this die lots of love and blessings ❤️

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Masii
3 years ago

Thank you:)

Ravneet
Ravneet
3 years ago

U keep getting better with each one..your magical lines are truly mesmerizing…keep soaring high..the sky is the limit..love you.

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Ravneet
3 years ago

Thanks:)

Upasana Bansal
Upasana Bansal
3 years ago

Your thought flow is superb
Keep writing 😀

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Upasana Bansal
3 years ago

Thank you:)

drishti
drishti
3 years ago

Wow!! Just wow!! 💕

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  drishti
3 years ago

Thank you:)

Vinni GuptaDogra
Vinni GuptaDogra
3 years ago

The language you used at the end is really mirroring..A poem that will touch millions of heart..

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Vinni GuptaDogra
3 years ago

Thank you:)

Ruby Z
Ruby Z
3 years ago

Such beautiful lines, you make your parents proud. God bless you dear Ahana!

Ahana
Ahana
Reply to  Ruby Z
3 years ago

Thank you:)

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