Category Archives: Poems

I Shall Wait No More

I sit and pray

for dawn

of inspiration,

cajole it

to come along

on my journey of action—

it doesn’t,

shows reluctant

to surpass the blocks

the barricades

in my mind

I shall be more conscious

of their

stealthy invasions,

in future,

But for now,

I must move on

without delay—



will just have to

find its way

to follow.

~ Shivani Ahuja



We’ve been apart for too long, my dear.

And lately, amidst these weird conversations

Between my heart and the horizon

on your side of the world, I wonder—

Why my thoughts

Are so drawn to you,

Even though I have felt sheer pain

From us being so far

From each other,

For which partly I and partly you

Are responsible.

I feel guilty

to be thinking about my petty misery

Amidst your never ending storms,

But Still my pain persists,

And I wonder

If it’s your heart reflecting in mine,

Telling me to reach out to you,

Or it’s just how broken dreams feel.

Either way,

You’ve shut yourself from me

To save yourself or me

from a certain misery,

And here we are


Me in the misery of longing,

And you…I can only wonder.



It’s You for Me

Hey, I think

I may want to spend

the rest of my life with you.


For the way you flirt,

it works with me,

Wherever with you,

I feel I belong.


I don’t have to rattle

my mind for wittier diction,

for your contended smile

seems inspired enough by my daily wit.


Your need for space and intimacy

seems workable.


Your sporadic

public displays of affection

catch me off guard,

in a very flattering way,

for sometimes even I can’t get enough of you.


Your behavior is now

somewhat predictable,

and that’s a good thing because

it saves me a lot of anxiety.


I know that we are somehow intimidated

by so much that we know

of each other’s scars and mothers,

but I am ready to live with the risk

of you holding that knowledge

against me at times

than to live without knowing the rest of you.


With Love

Shivani Ahuja


P.S. – A shout out to Poets United for the platform they provide for so many poets and readers to get together and celebrate their love for poetry.

and also, this is my 50th Post (yeyee..!!) , so thank you all for being part of this journey of our common love for written words..

A Portrait of Thoughts

I sit with a pen in my hand,

my mind spaced out,

eyes dreamily gazing at nothing


but the waves in the depths of my thoughts,

that arise, climax and then

fade away at the shore of my imagination


soaking in every single treasure

of truth and wonderment

like a paintbrush. I heed to my being


and bow to my imagination

to paint all their vividness

in a story to be told.



Shivani Ahuja

P.S. – I am on twitter: @AhujaShivani