Is There Hope In This Rain? by Arunima

I tried writing words
That felt like sunshine
In this rain.
I tried writing words
Trying to tell the chaos
To calm down in my brain.

I wrote words of hope and love
Telling myself –
That this is what I need to hear.
But how would I hear it
When I’m not ready yet?

Each morning is like I’m stuck
In a video game I can’t get out of.
Each night is full of distorted dreams
Of monster mayhem
And waking up too soon,
Too easily.

So how do I write
An upbeat rhyme
Talking about rainbows
When I can’t see colors
At this point?

I guess then –
That it’s okay to feel
The hollow pit,
The anxiety in my nerves,
The voices that scream
The loudest in my dreams.
It’s okay to have them,
They’re mine after all.
So maybe if I give them space
The hopeful words
May perhaps someday,
Hold some hope
On another rainy day

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About Surabhi Pandey 268 Articles
A former TV Presenter at Doordarshan Delhi​, Surabhi is the author of 'Nascent Wings' and 'Saturated Agitation'. She is a freelance journalist focused on Lifestyle and Social commentaries. She has been writing in this space for six years. Her work has appeared in numerous media outlets, including the Times of India, YP SG, Lifestyle Collective, Youth Ki Awaaz and Re:ad Poetry among others. She also writes Tech articles that have appeared on Tech Collective, Kr Asia, SBO.SG, SYNC PR, Entrepreneur and e27. She is the founder of The Vent Machine.

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