Inconsolably, I wanted to cry,
But suddenly, my tears went dry!
In love, I had always lost,
But my tears, too, refused to be steadfast!
With tears, my room, I wanted to flood,
But in place of tears, came out blood!
Blood was flowing like a stream,
I lost my voice too, and couldn’t even scream!
With hands, I wanted to gesticulate,
But apoplexy struck me; see my fate!
I lost all my mental and physical senses,
And became oblivious of all the tenses!
Only with my life, I was left,
But, what was life, with hope bereft?
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