Tombstone Of A Face

by Mihir Deshmukh   Dec 3, 2014


When I see that photograph,
I see a genuine smile.
Those deep black eyes,
and neat combed hair.

The face glows,
depicting an inner sense of peace.
Unaware of this shady world,
he's lost in his own dreams.

And see him now,
the wreck he has become.
He couldn't sustain it,
and to fatalities he succumbed.

So now his eyes are hollow,
as if everything's been excavated through them.
And that genuine gentle smile?
Is lost in these valleys of pain.

His bald, shaved head,
completes the picture of a broken man.
And this tombstone of his face,
is a mere glimpse of the grief underneath.

(This is what I felt recently, when I uploaded my dp.It's 2 years old and the only with in which I ever had a genuine smile. Anyway sorry to bother you with my story. All your views are most welcome).

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  • 2 years ago

    by konpreah

    Deep stuff from a 17-year old. It's plain to see you don't live a sheltered life.

    • 2 years ago

      by Mihir Deshmukh

      I do have a loving family, unfortunately they can only see what is shown. I somehow have grown to like pain,for it's persistence in my life!

  • 2 years ago

    by Michael D Nalley

    Very nice free flow that could almost overshadow the undertones of this dark genre . Very well written

  • 2 years ago

    by ShadowsEmber

    I love the emotion here. It is very pure and raw. Very well-written.