Vishal Dutia
In Mumbai town, a writer dwells, The poems I tell, With pen in hand, I bring to life, Characters that inspire and strife. Through my words, I take us on a ride, To places we've never been inside, May my writing continue to flow, And my stories never cease to glow.

The Coffin Party

Come one, come all, to the coffin party,Celebrate the life of this departed entity. Come with dancing shoes and singing voices,For this is a time for joy, not for sorrow. The deceased is no longer in pain,Their spirit is free to roam and play. So...

Love’s Lingering Language

Love’s lingering language lingers long,Despite the numbness of the cold and frosty throng,Expressions of the heart in words so bold,Feelings frozen but still to be told. The fire’s flames may flicker and fade,But passion and poetry will never evade,Rhymes and romance will always remain,Even in...

Serendipitous Soulmate

Serendipitous soulmate sought,Seeking someone special to share a spot.Synchronized souls with a unique connection,Sharing stories of serendipity and fate’s affection. Chemistry sparked with an instant attraction,Intimacy grew with passionate interaction.Devotion deepened with each passing day,Commitment solidified with trust on display.

Scared of Life’s Shadows

Scared of life’s shadows, I shiver and shake,Swept in a sea of sorrows, I silently suffocate,Soul sinking in sadness, I seek a saving grace,Struggling to survive, stuck in a scary space. Anxiety and anguish, always on my mind,Alone and afraid, no solace can I find,A...

The Descent into Madness

In the depths of my mind, a darkness resides,A place where sanity fades and depravity thrives,Where demons dance and torment reigns,And my personality is stripped of all its gains. The descent into madness is a treacherous path,Where the mind becomes a playground for wrath,And the...

Nuances of English Language

Nuances of English Language,Phonetics and grammar in a dance,Vocabulary and pronunciation prance,Syntax and dialects enhance. Accents of the world in a trance,Semantics that we oft mischance,Lingua franca that we all romance,English language, our global lance.

Flickering Flames

Fleeting flickers, fervently found,Flames that flare, fiercely abound,Fiery fingers, fervidly frame,Flickering flames, forever the same. You are the candle before my tombstone,Trepidation trembles, time has flown,Tears that trickle, tumultuous gloom,Thoughts that travel, to the impending doom.

Dreaming of Death

Death’s door, dark and dauntingDreadful dreams, daunting desiresDancing demons, daunting dangersDrowning deep, dreadful darkness Eerie echoes, endless emptinessEndless expanse, eerie emptinessEternal end, endless emptinessEnveloping emptiness, eternal end

An Ode to Alliteration

Alluring artistry, alliteration’s appealAptly arranged, an author’s idealAssonance and consonance, a charming chimeAccentuating words, in rhythm and rhyme A language lover’s lovely liaisonLending lyrical lines lasting impressionLuminous literature, a linguistic featLimitless lingo, a writer’s treat

Chucklesome Cheer

Comical comments, carefree chuckles,Candid conversation, contagious cackles.Creating cheerful camaraderie,Chasing clouds of melancholy.Cleverly crafted comedy,Chirpy chatter, charming company.

Lovely Thorns

Amidst the roses, there are thornsThat prick and hurt, but love adornsFor beauty lies in every painA lovely thorn, a love to gain Its sharpness hides a sweet surpriseA fragrant bloom that tantalizesIt teaches us to brave the toughAnd cherish things that seem rough So...

Yearning for Your Tender Tone

Memories of your soft voice,Mellifluous and mild,Murmurs that made my heart rejoice,Moments now exiled. Yearning for that sweet sound,Your tender tone so true,Longing for what’s no longer around,Lost without a clue. Missing the music of your speech,The way you whispered my name,Memories out of reach,My...

Piercing Pangs

Sharp stabbing sensations,Straight to the heart’s sensations,Sudden, severe and sharp,Stabbing like a harp,Sorrowful, sad and severe,Screaming sounds we hear,Shocking and shivering,Shuddering and quivering,Suffering in silence,Stupefying and senseless.

Rose in Your Eyes

As beautiful as the rose is seen,That I can see in your eyes, baby,It’s like a fairytale dream,Or a romantic walk by the bay. The petals soft, the color bright,A symbol of love and passion’s delight,In your eyes, it’s a mesmerizing sight,A beauty that shines...

Life’s Literature

Lives are like literature,Long and lustrous, light and littered,Laden with lessons, love, and laughter,Lived through learning, loss, and thereafter. Lines of longing, love, and lore,Lay the foundation of life’s literature.Leaving legacies that last forevermore,Life’s literature is a treasure to procure.

Authenticity

In search of my authentic self,I shed the layers of pretense and wealth.My true identity I did unveil,And my individuality did prevail. Genuine and honest, I stood tall,Unadulterated and real, I gave my all.Sincere and true to myself,Wholehearted and unique, I found my wealth.

Longing for Your Embrace

Softly sighing, I seek your sweet solace,Savoring the sensation of your strong arms;Secure and sheltered, my soul sings in silence,Seeking nothing more than your soothing charms. Heartbeats hasten as I hold onto hope,Hoping to be held by you tonight;Healing happens when we hold each other,Hence,...

Embrace Existence

Every day is a daring adventure,Endlessly exploring, experiencing allure.Eagerly embracing each exciting endeavor,Engaging in existence with enthusiasm forever. Feeling the freedom of the wind in your hair,Fulfilling your dreams without any care.Finding new friends along the way,Forever cherishing memories that forever stay. For life is...

I Wish You Could Stay

I wish you could stay, just a little while longer,For your presence makes my heart grow stronger.Your smile, your laugh, your gentle touch,All of it means so very much. The time we spend together is never enough,I long for more, it’s true, it’s tough.But life...

Sultry Nights

Lost in each other’s arms we lay,  Amidst the sultry summer night’s play.  The touch of your skin, so warm and soft,  Ignites the flames of love aloft.  In the grip of passion and desire,  The longing for your touch sets me on fire.  Our...

Good Morning

Good morning, dear friend,I hope you slept well.The sun is shining bright,And the birds are singing sweet. It’s a beautiful day,So let’s make the most of it.Let’s go for a walk,Or have a cup of coffee. Whatever we do,Let’s enjoy each other’s company.Let’s make this...

The Elusive Me

I am elusive, hard to catch,A fleeting thought, a shifting match.I slip away, like sand in hand,A mystery you can’t understand. I am the wind, the morning dew,The hidden path, the ocean’s blue.I am the dream you can’t recall,The whispered voice behind the wall.

Embrace the Day

Smile, laugh, even cry today,Embrace the moments, come what may.Life is fleeting, time won’t wait,Cherish each second before it’s too late. Find joy in the little things,The sound of birds, the flutter of wings.Take a walk, feel the sun on your face,Let nature’s beauty fill...

Break the Chains

Save me from me, I plead,My own worst enemy, indeed.Inner demons, I can’t break free,Self-sabotage, my constant spree. But I won’t give up, I’ll fight,Redemption’s within my sight.I’ll learn to love myself anew,Break the chains, start anew.

Unwavering Conviction

Unwavering conviction is what I hold,My mind’s made up, my heart is bold,No matter what may come my way,I’ll stand my ground and never sway. Stubborn? Perhaps, but that’s okay,For I am resolute in every way,Admant in my beliefs and thoughts,Obstinate in the battles fought....

Choosing Grace Over Vengeance

Ignore vengeance and choose grace,A path that leads to a peaceful place.Let go of anger, let go of hate,And open your heart to love’s embrace. Forgiveness is the key to healing,A balm that soothes the pain we’re feeling.It takes courage to let go of the...

Clear Your Mind

Don’t entertain the thoughts today,That bring you down and make you sway,Clear your mind and let them go,And positivity will start to flow. Focus on the good and all that’s right,The beauty of day and peaceful night,Embrace the love that’s all around,And happiness in you...

The Magic of the Night

The magic of the night is a wondrous thing,When the stars twinkle and the crickets sing.The moon shines bright, casting a silver light,And all the world is peaceful and quiet. The owls hoot softly in the trees,While the gentle breeze rustles the leaves.The fireflies dance...

The Apocryphal Tale

Apocryphal tales, so old and rare,Whispers of truth, hidden somewhere,Legends passed down, from mouth to ear,Details lost, as time drew near. Stories of magic, and ancient lore,Of heroes brave, and villains more,Myths that may, or may not be true,But still we cherish, as if they...

Save Me From Me

I’m lost within myself,I cannot find my way.I’m trapped inside my head,I’m drowning in my pain. I need someone to save me,I need someone to pull me out.I’m drowning in my despair,I’m falling down without a doubt. Please save me from me,I cannot do this...

Aberrant

I am an aberrance, A creature of darkness and light. I am not like the others, I am not bound by their rules. I am free to think for myself, To explore my own thoughts and feelings. I am not afraid to be different, I...

Lessons in Poetry

In class, I taught hundreds of poetry lessons,Words flowed like rivers, without any hesitations.Metaphors, similes, and rhyming schemes,Were the tools of the trade, or so it seems. From Shakespeare to Frost, I covered them all,And watched my students’ creativity crawl.They wrote about love, nature, and...

Save Me from Me

Save me from me,From the doubts that I see,From the fears that I feel,From the wounds that won’t heal. Save me from me,From the thoughts that deceive,From the pain that’s inside,From the tears that I hide. Save me from me,From the darkness that be,From the...

Fragments of Memories

Broken pottery, shattered dreams,Pieces lying around in teams.Once whole, now torn apart,Memories etched in every part. Each fragment tells a story,Of love, loss, and past glory.A reminder of what was once whole,Now a relic of a forgotten soul. Yet in the cracks and broken lines,Beauty...

Accede

A king, a crown, a castle grand,All these things I once did demand.But now I see, with new found grace,That all I need is just a placeTo rest my head, and call my own. I’ve learned that power is fleeting,And wealth is nothing more than...

A Sketchy Outline

A sketch is a vague outline,A rough idea of something,A shadow of what could be. It is a starting point,A place to begin,A way to see the big picture. A sketch is not a finished product,It is not meant to be perfect,It is meant to...

The Bitter Pill

Bitter medicine, a necessary pill,To cure the sickness, to mend the ill,A taste so sour, hard to swallow,But the only way, to cure and follow. The bitter pill, a tough demand,Yet it holds the healing hand,A bitter taste, but a sweet relief,The only way, to...

Fragments of Memories

I see your face, I hear your voice, But you are not here, not in this place. A shadow of your former self, A ghost of what once was, a lost love. I try to reach out, to touch your hand, But my fingers pass...

The Pursuit of Nikhedonia

In search of happiness, I roamThrough valleys, hills, and ancient RomeMy heart desires Nikhedonia’s blissA state of mind I cannot miss I’ve traveled far and wide, you seeTo find a place where I can beWhere joy is pure and unadulteratedAnd all my worries are alleviated...

Gwenders

In the icy grip of winter’s hold,Comes a feeling that’s bone-chilling cold,It creeps and crawls through every limb,And leaves us feeling numb within. Gwenders, they call this icy curse,That steals the warmth from deep within our core,And though we bundle up in layers,The chill still...

After you asked me for a date

When you said, “let’s go on a date”My heart skipped a beat, unable to regulateMy imagination started running wildAs I envisioned you as my lover, my sweet child I dreamt of you in the moonlightYour body next to mine, oh such a delightYour touch igniting...

My Heart Ain’t Bulletproof

My heart ain’t bulletproof, it’s fragile as can be,Each scar that I bear is a painful memory.Love can be a weapon, it can hurt and cause pain,My heart is a target, and I’m the one to blame. I’ve tried to protect it, but it’s been...