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Thin line between love and lust

The abyss between bitter and sweet,

Where poison is sprinkled on sweet,

And the conceit is blend in bitter.

Thin line between love and lust,

Where reel relations are on display,

And real relations shy away.

Chasm between real and virtual,

Where the emotes are felt from remote,

And smiling eyes are rejected like a lethargic task.

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Watery graves

Diffusing the cold war with proposed peace,

Traumatized tales fizzle to please.

Ravaged relations rest in peace.

Hey there! I am Shehnaz Gujral and have pursued my career of two decades as an academician. I have to my credit my debut e-book, Antecedent Compendium (Puffins Publishers), a collection of sixty-six poems. I also have the privilege as a featured author in anthologies, Musings Mundane and Mortal (Tacenda Publications), One Hundred Shades of Love (All India Forum for English Students, Scholars and Trainers-AIFEST)

Literature in English has always fascinated me. I was introduced to the world of Shakespeare by my grandfather whom I lovingly called ‘Darji’. It would be mesmerizing to hear his explanations of ‘Much Ado about Nothing.

I love to express myself through writing. I have been writing on and off for quite some time but recently I have come to discover that I can be more consistent in it. I write prose but poetry comes more naturally to me. Poetry is the best form of meditation for me. The way words connect with me feels like a safe haven inside. My feelings and observations rhyme effortlessly, and my words are my best friend. I connect to the inside, detaching from the outside world.

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