The Glass Bangle

Being a Woman

She Was A Dreamer

She was a dreamer

Her mind full of glorious colours

and the songs of a thousand nightingales.

She was crazy about life

gracefully navigating its shoals

and laughing at its shadows.


Destiny was watching

with eyes that hid a million sorrows.

Waiting for the inevitable,

which it had already written

in shades of blood red

and bleached grey.


When her body

was torn apart, covered with countless bruises

When her life left the body

which was not hers anymore

When she became just a news headline

written in stark black and white


Did anybody notice the death

of all those dreams?

Did anybody see the

empty nests of the songbirds ?

Did anybody hear the silent scream

of a soul, which wanted to live ?


8 comments on “She Was A Dreamer

  1. Blasphemous Aesthete
    September 5, 2013

    Oh no, we sat there watching that prime time showdown as our beloved media and politicians cashed on the opportunity of mud slinging and accusations. Some of us sat with pop-corn.

    Nice read.

    Blasphemous Aesthete


    • The Glass Bangle
      September 5, 2013

      Thnx Aesthete. It’s but natural that we often forget the person behind the event. Each time I read a news story, thoughts of the victim linger in my mind. What were her dreams and her thoughts; how would her life have unfolded; wouldn’t there be people who look for her before realising that she’s never coming back ? Haunting questions.


  2. Divya
    September 4, 2013

    Really touching ….


    • The Glass Bangle
      September 4, 2013

      Thank you Divya. This is an issue which never fails to haunt me time and again.


  3. riic2000
    September 4, 2013

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    Yesterday I created them and i don’t know how to make a good blog. I think I need some sugestions. Please help me telling your opinion.

    Thank you 🙂


    • The Glass Bangle
      September 5, 2013

      Thank you ric !


      • riic2000
        September 5, 2013

        Welcome ! Good luck further at your blog 🙂 !
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      • The Glass Bangle
        September 7, 2013

        Thanks again riic ! I’ll definitely take a look and enjoy the results of your photo challenge. Unfortunately I’m not too good at them so I’ll refrain from participating.


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