The Forgiven Sins

From the claws of fire- to destroy the liars,

And the arms of feather- hard enough to chop off the traitors,

To the fins for the sea- to measure into the deep,

Resting inside the waters created by thee.

I can control the controllers and prey on the killers.

I can define your stars and the deepness of those scars.

But to save you from all the trouble,

I chose to bleed, here, in my dark waters.

~ Sanjana S. Laddha

At some point, even beasts sacrifice themselves for the good of others. You won’t find them unless you are one of them. 

-Sanjana Laddha 


The hazy yet beautiful sight of a foggy winter night..

A melodious music is playing by the fireside;

The wind is gently swaying the wooden swings;

There is a smoking combination food and drinks lying around the table;

My jolly mates are having a rambling conversation;

The night is illuminated by the glowing faces and their cheers sound as if making a symphony.

While I am sitting here just as casually as the rest, except –

My feet don’t tap to the same songs anymore,

Neither the air soothes me nor the swings call me for a ride,

I smell the delicacies but I lost my appetite long back,

The chattering is audible but the words are unfamiliar,

As unnoticed as an owl in the dark, I am sitting here with burning eyes and a smile,

And a smile? Its as unreal as the hope of survival in a sea storm.

No, I did not die;

I am just not here.

~ Sanjana S. Laddha

You are there, but you are not there. How long have you been away from yourself? Let me know it 🙂



Just another insignificant day,

She was waiting for her junior to get back home,

The school bus was late by an hour or so,

But the wait was long enough to trouble the soul.

His arrival was like a dream come true,

Imagine what our mind can make us feel and do;

The day was turning into night,

Junior was put to bed;

His dad was not home yet.

It was two hours past the usual time.

And perhaps it was the plot of the devil against the fearful little heart;

Time was getting heavier with every tick of the clock,

There were terrible thoughts while eyes were on the window.

“I have only learnt to wait all my life”

Still waiting.. her eyes chose to sleep.

What happens after she wakes up..

Or does she, at all, ever wake up?

~Sanjana S. Laddha

What happens after we all wake up from a bad dream, a hard time or an everlasting wait? Are you willing to start again?

Because it’s never too late.

Sanjana S. Laddha

Melting Flames

In the hurricane of thousand fears, days of sour loneliness, and fate’s unjust battleground,

You knew you were still so understated and unrenowned.

Inspite of working hard you weren’t fortunate to ride the life’s ‘merrygoround.

I am sure you realised its not a fairground?

But did you break down?
If so,

I will accompany you to places where there is no one around,

The most necessitous places where you want them to be found.

Do you want to scream but you can’t make a sound?

From crumpled dreams to trembling of your ground,

I will put you back together starting from where you had fallen and willingly drowned.

With the similar thoughts,

Ice can’t melt all by itself to become the sea;

And so for your frozen spirit my friend.. I will burn to be the flames.

~Sanjana S. Laddha

There is a storm in you; There is a war in you;

And then there is a victim in you, looking for an escape from the two.

Sanjana S. Laddha

Two-shaded Mind

I was walking down a darkish grey lane which seemed to end at a distance,

I might have killed a man or two as I strolled by;

I am not sure if they noticed my smile was red, redder than the danger light.

I tried not to be harsh on them but oh dear lord, why is hatred so easy and love so hard?

I set out again; It was dusky and paler than before;

I heard footsteps behind me, slowing down as they came closer;

I made an attempt to figure out if it was a friend or a foe? Its harder to guess these days.

I started to stride ahead without taking a note of what was behind me, but soon I reached the finish.

I knew I had to turn back again.

I saw blankspace;It was just me, the sound of breeze,moonlight and my mental imagery.

I smiled, a dark blue smile this time.

“I told you..”, my mind said, ” ..All I ever wanted was peace.”

~Sanjana S. Laddha

The world is full of bright faces with shady minds.

~Sanjana S. Laddha


Looking so delicate on the surface,

Even with a heavy heart inside.

Spreading dazzling colours outdoors,

Even while its pitch black inside.

Dancing radiantly in the rain outside,

Even while its raining deep, dark inside..

~ Sanjana Laddha.

The secret of beautiful things lies under cover.

~Sanjana Laddha.

Darker Side Of Light

In the darkest of days, shines a light,

Which is darker than the darkness and conquers all mights.

It shows you pipe dreams- devouring and spellbinding but,

Remember- the world looks brighter only from the outside.

If you follow this beam you “considered” divine,

You will end up in a dusk, darker than night;

Which might seem impossible at the first sight,

Till you are awoken by your fate and its nasty bites.

And if you are trying to get back- there is nothing left to fight;

So tell me now, isn’t shadow better than light?

Thats exactly what a false ray of hope can do to life,

Run away my friend, I am trying to save your life.

~Sanjana S. Laddha

Light can make as many wicked shadows as it can make the pretty ones.

~Sanjana Laddha.