Dust as an ornament
I have adorned myself with
the emblazing Sun
amalgamating light of hope
making me shine like Gold


I am adorned in dust
weighing me down
the quiescent body
a prisoner to its rules
inhaling exhaling the heavy air


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  1. Beautiful poem, Kritika! A masterpiece of imagery and symbolism. The photo complements the poem perfectly, the dust shining like gold in the sunlight. But “all that glitters is not gold!” The speaker “adorns” herself in dust, a way of mourning for the dead, and feels weighed down, imprisoned, and breathing heavy air.

    Not sure if this is the intended meaning, but the poem describes the isolation, sickness, and death experienced during covid19 perfectly!

    All the best! Cheryl

    Liked by 1 person

    1. This is an amazing interpretation Cheryl and very likely near to what I had in mind. Though did not thought about the extreme of it but yes a sadness it does expresses. Frankly, now I too am lost of what made me write this. I myself was unsure of this piece which I fluently wrote.

      Thank you so much for the beautiful comment πŸ™‚ Hope you are keeping well.


  2. This poem expresses well the pearls of shining in the spotlight.

    Like a Hollywood or Bollywood star, you may glitter like gold.

    But the weight of being in the spotlight all the time starts to drag you down and you start losing the essence of who you really are.

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