I might look calm on the surface

but I hold storms within me.

Sometimes, the tides calm down.

Other times, they come with such intensity

that they blow me away

with their torrents.


They stir within me

and bring all the moments

of discomfort, shame, guilt

and pain

into the notice

of my consciousness,

even if just for a moment.


I can’t see clear

beyond these.

I become unable to decipher

what am I thinking

at that point of time.


Since, I always 

keep a smile on my face, 

nobody is able to notice

that there are internal storms

that I am dealing with.

Internal Storms

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