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Inching Towards the Tundra

When it gets cold, it freezes

By Manisha DhalaniPublished 15 days ago 1 min read
Inching Towards the Tundra
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The coldness in my heart.

It gives me chills.

How did I get here?

I was always spreading warmth

Tried to be the bright sunshine

In the lives of others

Even though I was facing ...

Dark days of my own.

I tried to give warmth

To those who were down

Those who were destitude


I am no saint.

A smile in return.

A thank you.

A "hey, how are YOU doing?"

Was all I expected in return.

It feels like I asked for too much.

I never got it.

I know many of us don't.

Many of us who don't,

We turn cold.

Our hearts become ROCK SOLID.

Unable to care

This is the worse that we can do...

Who was it who said

That the opposite of love

Isn't hate.

It's indifference.

And that's how I feel right about now

As you all while away

Busy in your own lives

That I helped to grow

But like yeast

That helps rise

You think of me as an infection

And threw me away

Now I fall

Because my own power

Is gone.


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Manisha Dhalani

Content writer and marketer helping solopreneurs achieve organic growth. Loves reading, eating cake, and having insightful conversations.


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Comments (5)

  • Kageno Hoshino15 days ago

    Beautifully done

  • Ainy Abraham15 days ago

    Beautiful lines showing your deep emotions. Inspiring one.

  • Sasi Kala15 days ago

    Beautiful lines! My heartfelt hugs💞

  • "Busy in your own lives That I helped to grow But like yeast That helps rise You think of me as an infection And threw me away" Gosh those lines hit me so hard because I've found myself in that situation sooo many times! And guess what? I never learn! I try to go cold but the ice melts so fast and yet again I'll be the yeast to either the same person or someone else. I'm so sorry you're experiencing this as well 🥺 Sending you lots of love and hugs ❤️

  • D.K. Shepard15 days ago

    Woah, the gradual capitulation to apathy is captured so strongly in this! And that last line! Brr, indeed! Well done, Manisha!

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