Alienation adds to the turmoil and mental sufferings of a person. The contrast of the chirping birds with a bleeding heart is rooted in the legacy of romanticism. A sensitive poem by Vatsala, for Different Truths.
There’s a cool tropical morning breeze outside, Birds are chirping and inviting me to sing along But I have a heavy heart bleeding in pain
I have trusted liars, I have let cheaters trod on my feet
Today, like a teenager slamming the door, Life bangs the truth in my conscience’s eyes
In the depth of Silence, In the enlightenment of Solitude, I’m the sole doctor attending to my own wounds.
Born in Mauritus, in1977, Vatsala Radhakeesoon has had a keen interest in poetry writing since a very young age. Her poems have been featured in local and international newspapers, magazines, journals and anthologies. Her first poetry book ‘When Solitude Speaks’ was published in 2013 on the approval of the Ministry of Arts and Culture (Mauritius). She is currently self-employed and continues to write poems in English, French, Kreol and Hindi.