Sometimes it so happens,
that you are falling deep or floating like the shots fired from the cannons.
You’re used to that feeling because it happens more than twice a day,
and you just come unraveling with nothing but tears because it’s an emotion
so overbearing that you just lie there like hay.
Take it slow,
oh baby, you got to take it slow.
Try and keep the pressures at bay,
because as you know, no one knows the struggles you go through and face.
There’s no need to parade the internal suffering,
because they say you’re strong enough for enduring this aching.
But then when you finally realise that you’re not as strong as they thought
and the humans understood as well and decided to help.
So, I have been feeling a lot emotional and wound up lately,
there are other dogs to talk to, but it hasn’t seemed to help that
Other dogs come to me and talk about things that matter and tell me how to act
and how to feel,
and all I can say to them is that, those things, those actions and the ability
to feel the feelings that most matter has become my Achilles heel.
Up until now, I’ve felt like this was normal,
that the constant feeling of despair, low self-esteem and hopelessness, had
nothing in them paranormal.
Had never discussed this with any dog before,
never thought anyone would be interested in knowing my misery galore.
Though now, it’s between us, as I’ve made you all a part of my
for it will require an army for me to be together with life again and I better
hope it’s early.
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About the author
Lishaka Gulati graduated from Government Law College, Mumbai (B.L.S.LLB) and is presently working as an Associate with Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, Mumbai, India, in their Banking & Finance Department. She loves dogs more than anything else in the world and if there’s anything that gives her immense joy, it’s the pleasure of their company.
It’s beautiful ❤️
OMG.. Its amazing write up, the feelings so beautifully crafted to words.. Am becoming an avid fan of your penning skills keep it up girl
Lishaka Your Compassion is Deep.
Even Humans don’t have that for Fellow Humans.
Beautiful expression of limitations when chips are down. Applies to mankind too. Lishaka is a very sensitive and sensible girl. God bless her
Your sensitivity expressed in your poem speaks directly to heart.
I’ve rediscovered my emotions for animals/ dogs… through your words.
This emotional intelligence and acumen so early in age will prove to bea treasured asset for you in your Profession too. For there too essentially, if you think, you deal with emotions only.
Thank you! For being so thoughtful. Wishing you all the best. Keep it coming.
Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Stay Happy
So Very poignant. Keep up the good work Lishaka. Look forward to more such gems from you
That’s lovely Lishaka ❤️