The Bait

brown wooden mouse trap with cheese bait on top
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What shows the way,
Isn’t always what you wanted.
What promises to stay,
Isn’t always what will.

Maybe, life has had some trysts with destiny,
That ensures misery and distrust.
Maybe, life thought of being free forever,
Ended up getting caught in the chains of thought.

Why such incontinence, dear brain?
That you choke me to my very existence.
Why such cowardice,Β dear heart?
Cause’ there exists no will to fight for change.

Whoever told you that things shall get better,
Was not just a liar but a cheat,
Who probably is enjoying the mess that you are,
Because nobody cares.

– TemptationOfWords




  1. My dear friend Rashi

    You are not alone. Suffering in our lives is something that has even a higher purpose,
    to make us understand and is often a bad tasting medicine which we have to swallow and have to go through. In happy times, may we just enjoy but do we think about our own life?.
    The day appreciate the night, when the night is over. Happiness we feel when we are after rainy days back in sunshine, when we feel good again. So the opposite values complement each other. The pain lets us point to our problems and with courage and positive thinking we will even overcome those problems. All is like a mirror to ourselves, so that we learn, who we are…

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful poem with your deep feelings therein, dear friend.

    Sunshine and happiness to your heart

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    1. Thank you for such a deep message and for understanding in between the lines πŸ™‚ That’s why I don’t regret sharing on such platforms, because unknown people are often the most understanding ones, when compared to known people.

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  2. A beautiful exhibition of imagery and emotions, wonderfully blended with skillful usage of words! Thank you for sharing such an insightful post πŸ‘. According to your convenience please do read some of my writings would love to know what you think about them ☺️

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