Contemporary Literary Review India | Print ISSN 2250-3366 | Online ISSN 2394-6075 | Impact Factor 8.1458 | Vol. 9, No. 3: CLRI August 2022

M. Hajira Irfana

Armour-Plated Zone

Finds, she, solace

being in the dark.

Silence lulls her to doze off.

Sudden voices outside jerks off her tranquility.

Shutters, she, her eyelids even more…

daring not to see who causes it.

Swift caressing...wipes out the unknown fear.

Smiles, she, sensing the hand.

Reassuring the walls around with feet and arms,

drops off to sleep, she.

Dreams her dreamless dream,

wherein, utters her voiceless cry:

“Isolate not me as vain;

Desolate...I grow in pain.

Envelop me in your breathe;

Develop me in your sheath;

Shovel me not to lay a wreath.

Cruel, this, world is...Indeed!

Let me bloom in your womb...Forever!”

M. Hajira Irfana is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English (Science & Humanities), at R.M.K. Engineering College (Affiliated to Anna University, Chennai), Chennai. Her abstract perception of humans and their pain takes the concrete form as poetry. Her poems and articles have been published in Contemporary Literary Review India, Journal of Xidian University, The Journal of English Language & Literary Studies (TJELLS) and ROOTS - an International Journal of Multidisciplinary Researches.

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