Spikes of Lies

About Aarefa Faridoon

Aarefa Faridoon received her bachelors degree in English Literature from the Aligarh Muslim University in 1999 and completed her Masters in 2001. She has been teaching Communication Skills at Rizvi College of Engineering for the last 15 years. She is a published poet and short story writer. She has also written lyrics for some widely acclaimed non film songs.

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The spikes of lies
Are far more scathing
Than the physical torment,
That life meets

I look around
To find solace
In the arms of
Worldly wisdom

The words fail
To revive
There is
No respite

And, the spikes…..
In good faith,
They still hurt!


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