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About the Poet:

Anuja Rai is a 15-year old student from New Delhi. She is an aspiring storyteller who wishes to tell her story in the form of poetry.



The eyes on ruthless roads in careless cars

Gleaming gluttony and grief, are blind.

The hungry hands tapping

Over their greedy glasses,

Remain unaware, and unseen.

For the eyes are blind, they cannot see,

Love, laughter or epiphany

Since they lay unseeing,

They will never realise

As their own senses

Lead to their demise.





The Storm


She sailed her tiny tempest

In the seas serene

Of his descending shoulders

breathed a brontide

Into his ear

And rained

And rained

And rained

Arms clutched in pain

The ship capsized as ocean sat still

Melancholy now mewed mellow

Harpooned a smile, he, from within

The brumous beams did tranquilize

Into an icterine yellow

Yet again

The dog

Triumphantly tamed

His human.







Each night

In dim light

The squealing soprano sang for

The empty chair

That leered across

The teakwood table

Who cradled close

A pair

Of half-filled wine glasses

Nails tapped over

A reminiscent rhythm

Her silk, her sapphire


With a dying will

Gaping outside

The wide window

As the last lot of tyres

Screeched past

The brilliant black


She never stopped


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