Print Edition - 2018-06-13  |  The Collegian

Searching and longing

- Aayush Gautam

Jun 13, 2018-

Searching for you in others,

Which I mustn’t, I know

But stop, I cannot.

I cannot escape the fact  

That parts of me remain in you,

And pieces of you are here with me.

I try to pretend and try to hide

I wear happiness as a mask

And I stage every event,


I pretend as if “I’m well”

When I’m with others I pretend

To be similar to them

I pretend,

I only want to be ‘normal’

I merely pretend to be,


Just as the rest

With a disgraceful heart,

A selfish mind, an insatiable void

Maybe god will deign to help me

Put an end to this

And bring my friend back.

Gautam is a student of forestry from Hetauda

Published: 13-06-2018 08:14

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