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Masquerade

by Ragini Puri October 16, 2013 20 comments
She preens and pouts
And pretends too –
Of being oblivious to how she is viewed
Her black curls let loose
Dabbed with perfume,
She sets out – with all fanfare
To woo those
Who do not seem to care.

She learns the tricks,
And wily traps –
Coy smiles and hearty laughs,
Some mad giggles help her too
In her many random rendezvous –
To win those
That she sets out to woo.

But then, there are times
When the winds blow too hard,
and take away her wild facade,
It’s then that her melancholy eyes
Give her masquerade away,
The farce too tumbles down
and the pretensions go astray.

Note: This poem was in response to a painting prompt on some forum and was written sometime in 2012. The painting, from what I vaguely remember, was of a beautiful woman dressed up in a flowing red gown, getting ready to go out.

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20 comments

Abhra Pal October 16, 2013 at 11:24 pm

Beautiful poetry. Loved reading it.

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Karanvir Kour October 17, 2013 at 3:52 am

You did complete justice to the painting

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allresourceupdates October 17, 2013 at 11:40 am

Lovely Lines…Sometimes we are able to hide our inner feelings by our outer appearance but at times even they are out in open…

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Aditi October 17, 2013 at 11:51 am

Loved this poem..the portrait of the woman clearly brought out by your verse!

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Tomichan Matheikal October 17, 2013 at 3:37 pm

The quintessential woman.

Nice poem.

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bubblecube October 17, 2013 at 4:14 pm

great!!

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FunFoodand Frolic October 19, 2013 at 4:46 am

congrats on making it to Indiblogger top post…

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Bhavana Lalwani October 19, 2013 at 4:54 am

well penned, the context given below the poem, is making it much more meaningful .. though I found the language a bit tough (my english is really poor) 🙂

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Someone is Special October 21, 2013 at 4:37 pm

Very beautiful poem Ragini 🙂 Thanks for letting me know about the results 🙂 Thanks for making me fly 🙂

Someone is Special

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Ragini Puri November 3, 2013 at 6:27 am

Thanks for the appreciation Abhra! 🙂

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Ragini Puri November 3, 2013 at 6:30 am

Thanks Karanvir!

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Ragini Puri November 3, 2013 at 6:34 am

Yes, that is it! You have summed up the poem in one line. 🙂

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Ragini Puri November 3, 2013 at 6:37 am

Thanks for appreciating the effort Aditi! 🙂

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Ragini Puri November 3, 2013 at 6:37 am

Thank you Matheikal sir. 🙂

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Ragini Puri November 3, 2013 at 6:39 am

Thanks Bubblecube!

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Ragini Puri November 3, 2013 at 6:41 am

Thank you! This was incidental though! 🙂

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Ragini Puri November 3, 2013 at 6:44 am

Hahah…thanks for the kind words Bhavana. Your English is all right! 🙂

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Ragini Puri November 3, 2013 at 6:46 am

Thanks, and you are welcome! 🙂

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Ritesh Agarwal November 3, 2013 at 9:36 pm

Ragini, you are just so full of words………

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Ragini Puri November 7, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Err… 😀

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