Emotions and Expectations

Emotions and Expectations

Emotions barren

Fruits of tears relish

a long forgotten girl

who wanted to be loved back.

Expectations have stolen away

by damsels in distresses;

Oh, how can he love her back when they need him?

Oh, how can he care for her when they need him?

Emotions and expectations write elegy

upon her soul he murdered

when he said, ‘I love you.’



Aparajita Dutta

Aparajita Dutta is a writer, poet, social activist and a research scholar from Kolkata, India. She has completed her M.Phil in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University in 2015. She has been the contributing author of Tell Me a Story, published by Penguin India. Aparajita has written for other books, magazines, and websites as well. Her interests are football, gender rights, disability, and translation. Samples of her writing can be found on her blog: www.crystallasia.wordpress.com.View Author posts