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I brushed a stroke of orange on a clean coral canvas
and waited not too long to see its meaning fade....
Each night as it strikes ten
The destructive thoughts ring the bell...
Tears screeching loud in silence
Silence that surrounds as if stolen from graveyards...
एक चिड़िया थी छोटी सी
गुमसुम सी… खामोश सी…
Didn't you had a reputation to maintain?
How to be perfect you were trying yourself to train...
Break the ten letter word
She uttered with pink cheeks...
The boy next door was crimson
The boy on the first bench from class, teal....
Akelapan bhata hai mujhe ab
Logo ka kehna hai logo se milo...
She loved him like how the night loves the dark sky,
Like how loneliness loves the heartache...
By-Srilakshmi U Sirumath
Every breath you muster courage
to draw in, is but another anxious thought...
And so the rain keeps pouring
as you drench yourself....
Oh life! Why me?
In between screams & tears....
sometimes I feel I'm not enough
that this body and soul put together...
With the fluttering of my wings,
I want to shatter the bars of this cage.
My bony fingers skim through the list of names,
The people that I kiss fall asleep and lay....
By-Aditi Dhar Choudhury
A young girl, all of sixteen,
Huddled up in a corner...
I sat among the clouds, hoping for a glance of you
Wondering if the height would suffice this time...
then I smile....
Hands of a lover,
hits of a husband.
People may say spring is here
Everything is upstaged with fragrance too...
On the hospital bed...
I have been tossing and turning my head.
The dark room beckons me,
filled with a icy street of frozen blood....
Dark walls keep pushing
Her soul to the depths...
You turn off the lights, to call it a day, as you prepare to sleep,
your mind flickers to a certain incident that happened earlier in the day...
It knocks on my door
Every night and day...
when you stand
in front of the mirror...
I plead, I plead, day and night,
to free me from thoughts, grey yet right.
A bus stop, heavy rains A couple stumbles in, drunk in love or on something else.
I may be emotional and prone to getting attached a little too easily but I am not weak.
At age 10
I wandered, I ran out...
I clasp the ceiling and stare;
Stare back at those fearful eyes...
Ab chal mere saath zindagi
Poori kar teri ye kami...
Nothing compares to the void
You left behind in your wake.
The haunting memories
The exhausting summer heat...
We realize when it’s late
In our life to enjoy a Date!
She walked the streets of loneliness like a thirsty bird,
Imagining the happiness to unfold and her thoughts to be heard.
It begins with the site of a shivering pianist on a broken piano
A poet lost in the realm of sorrow...
The world keeps editing me
Saying I can’t fit in...
By- Monjima Ghosh
I wake up from dreams of you,
Only to find myself looking for someone who isn't here anymore..
The worst pangs of loneliness
Felt in a crowd...
Quite a long time to display,
Slashing my wounds, and covering my annihilation...
Another day you get to stay
for a while, let the silence prevail...
कुछ टूटा था जो जुड़ा नहीं उससे,
कुछ बिखरा था जो समेटा नहीं उसने...
By-Jovita Kaur Aroraa
Lone alone I stand in a crowd
Known by a lot but missing one...
I had closed the windows of my room...
Heart on fire
Everyone here is a liar...
Just as the nights got darker,
Her eyelids got heavier!
It's become a routine now, waking up next to a new face every now and then.
Why I can't find someone by my side
When I feel like expressing myself...
Shut the door and draw the blinds....
I start feeling terribly homesick, I look around and I realise I am at my own home.
The lonely night
quite a travail it was
to keep my orbs wide..
The night was damp and cold,
But one of twinkling stars and a full Moon.
Thoughts spinning around my head, where should I go?
I stand alone at the edge
Invisible to you...
There I lied mournful on my bed,
weeping and blaming for the ones I've met.
One. I snuggle into a fearsome bed and hit my elbow.
It bleeds. I whistle.
It was a hit and run he said,
But my father didn't intend to.
Thirty three years Alexander lived
Shakespeare wrote his tragedies..
Never been felt so much distress
In your company now I am scared..
I won't add any more colors in your already blue life.
I won't bring a ray of hope in your lightless time.
I look back,
Wishing for familiarity,
Wishing for belongingness...
When words short fall,
When there's no one to pick me up when I fall,
The days pass by
But she doesn’t seem to notice..
As she sat, introspecting, by the riverside;
About the times, to herself she lied.
There’s a red river that flows just behind the back gate of the last phase of the dilapidated colony...
Sitting on the shore fathoming the sun setting in its abyss...
The world was sirens and fireworks and madness
And people and people and people...
Anxiety, makes you internally weak, even though you’re physically fit...
Once I saw a maiden fair,
Standing by the shore..
To begin with, I am sorry because
I lied, you are not dear to me....
Glory for one and pain for another,
However for her, it hit like a meteor-
She wanted to flip the page where their story ended.
But something stopped her everytime....
It's like a cage and I keep flapping my wings
They are broken of trying..
I looked up at the sky, a dark space,
Freckled were many stars, on it's bare face...
I've known people
who are so scared
to be alone...
It’s harsh when you feel you don’t belong.
When those promises whispered of everlasting life....
A room full of people.
Bodies moving, people shouting.
Its three in the morning, I’m out the door..
The chaos you are hearing
Surrounding you like a wormhole..
Walk into the land of the unknown,
There isn't a hand to hold...
Sitting by the window, watching the birds fly
My thoughts are unfamiliar, they aren’t mine.
Put yourself in that sharp piece of the mirror and attempt a smile.
Calm your face entwined with the evening- desperate for a closure.
Even today, she shivers every night before her sleep
she smiles a lot but beyond it, no one sees her weep..
Oh solemn singer
How I hate a soundproof room...
Far away from this world of chaos,
Where the sky meets the ocean...
By-Subhiksha V S
I could smell it, the smell of my burning soul, a raging inferno within...
I’m shrouded with the veils of solitude and blackness....
droplets on the adaxial of a leaf...
By-Sri Sai Mohana Godavarthy
How strange it feels
To suddenly be invisible..
A grim ding dong, the mornings sing a song,
A song so heavy- not a trace of glee.
I’ve tasted loneliness on my lips
Often when I cry myself to sleep at night...
To the first thought of him up in the morning,
To the smile when I think of him...
She was like the morning sun.
She laughed, she played.
I still remember when I met you that night
You told me you love me but that was a lie..
It is not a conception
Nor a deception
The world and I are both alive
At same time and at no time..
S'mores in flames of hell
dancing to the taps of rage..
My mind is trapped within these four walls,
A space with stories I admire, but I'm afraid to call mine.
The radio plays nostalgia
As I sit in the toasty yellow cab
By- Tanishi Jaiswal
Loneliness is a feeling difficult to express,
Others may thing that your life is a mess and full of stress
They say I'm lonely but I'm not.
I'm surrounded by four friends, all that I've got.
By- Naina Tyagi
I'm all alone,
Sitting on a window...
Dear God, I wish to surrender to You,
I watch around when..
I miss the days when we were complete
Complete as a family, tightly sewn together
The flowers are blooming
But still I sit here glooming
By- Sudipti Saha
Lonesome hearts find their
By- Hanan Raqayya
You said yesterday,
like a whippoorwill in the depths of a tree branch
By- Aayushi Gupta
I've always seen everyone enjoying the solitude and praising it.
I used to do it too.
I'm my soldier,
In constant battle,
As this solitude thunders, and flutters my heart.
Not seeking company, to sing, I start.
By- Abhidha Jha
Rubbed my knuckles,
Enfolded my face to hide
The sun has set for me
All I feel is loneliness
As I tread along the roads we travelled,
I hark back to the times spent.
By-Shehena Mercy G
Don’t disturb me
Came a text from HE
That is how she feels in the darkness of the night.
By- Aashna Pathak
Every person has that woman in life,
Who holds a stand higher than the rest.
By- Kaushik Ganesan
Laughter resonates around the room,
Words hang in the air around me
By- Akanksha Sarma
Kavitha, where do you walk with funeral flowers in your hair?
You walked on the
road to my heart
By Amrapali R
Crisp breeze rushed
Through the leaves