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Happy birthday to me…

I do know what it’s all about

When every breath becomes a shout

A grating, rasping, wordless sound

I know the deeps where it is found

This leviathan of my sea

Who makes his torture known through me

He rises up, he gulps for air

Lets forth a scream beyond compare

He screams so that I might be heard

He utters not a single word

But he and I, we scream in alone

To no one is my torment known

We scream in cars and empty rooms

We scream in hours of deep despair

They burn, arise in smoky plumes

And futile, dispel in the air.


About hbhatnagar

I need to fill this up with much better content than I had populated it with earlier. Why I write a blog maybe? I started blogging in 2009 or thereabouts. I was a newly turned atheist and wanted to converse with others of the same persuasion. We're not exactly a big population group in India! It didn't go very well and I sort of lost interest, posting a few things now and then. I got a lot more regular over the last few months and have been posting almost daily since February '15. There were many reasons why I gradually became more regular in posting, but one way or the other, here I am! So this blog has taken shape, being at different points in time my showcase, my comedy club, my art gallery, my book club, my therapist, my close friend, my innermost self....but always my little corner of the world. You are all welcome to visit and I hope you stay awhile! A few points about me because I don't want to lead anyone on(and trust me this does become an issue more often than I'd care to admit). I'm Indian, the brown-skinned variety; if race, ethnicity or skin colour is an issue, you don't have to get to know me any more than what you see on my blog. I'm 40, so if age is an issue, please be informed accordingly. I was a doctor, an ophthalmic surgeon for 10 years before I quit practice.


29 thoughts on “Happy birthday to me…

  1. Hope it was a special day … happy birthday!

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Julie@frogpondfarm | 26/10/2017, 12:11 AM
  2. Happy Birthday!!

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    Posted by Breezing whims | 23/10/2017, 3:11 PM
  3. Belated Happy Birthday. Best wishes. Beautifully written poem. I’m pondering over this.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Indira | 23/10/2017, 10:17 AM
  4. A very happy birthday, Himanshu.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Mick Canning | 22/10/2017, 6:16 PM
  5. Happy B’day.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Dilkash Shayari | 22/10/2017, 6:14 PM
  6. Happy Birthday!

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Tessa | 22/10/2017, 5:14 AM
  7. Happy birthday

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    Posted by Scribbler | 22/10/2017, 12:52 AM
  8. Happy birthday to you, Dr. Hb!

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Amy | 22/10/2017, 12:33 AM
  9. Happy birthday, in spite of yourself…. 🙂 Good poem.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Victo Dolore | 21/10/2017, 11:25 PM
  10. That’s one hell of a birthday poem. If today is your birthday, I wish you a great one!

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by mliae | 21/10/2017, 9:48 PM

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