Poetry entry

She looked up and gasped for breath.

She had held it for too long.

Those eyes pierced her very depth

O that is where she'd belong!


So this was what love felt like-

hard hitting and so strong.

She had known only to like

 as love, for her had, been wrong!


Stepping out on stony ways,

she had searched for so long

For those elusive, phony days,

that were all set to song!


She stopped, still  in mid stride

wondering what had gone wrong.

She stared swallowing her pride

as someone else came along.

 Tulika Mukerjee Saha

Second place