The Becoming

The Becoming

A Poem by Bhavya Kaushik






Lost in myself, standing in nowhere,

I can not hear the sound of my own heart.

Ripped by the hands of fate I rest here,

Where time constantly tears me apart.


Your memories never leave me alone,

And like a strong gush of wind they drive.

Creating a sense of coldness across me,

I’m frozen here; I have no place left to hide.


In this world where you are no longer here,

I try to live with your absence, but I can’t.

Nothing completes me now, I feel broken,

I can not feel a beat inside of my dead heart.


Sleep seems like an hallucination to me now,

I lie awake when my face hits the morning light.

I still can not sleep on your side of the bed,

That void haunts me at every solitary night.


I wake up with your thoughts every morning.

And I sleep with my eyes holding dreams of you.

I’m still here, walking like a ghost from the past.

But you remain in my heart, no matter what I do.


There is nothing left except silence in my life,

The kingdom of childhood inside of me is dead.

I feel nothing, I’m numb, and I’m lost inside out,

Your void makes me feel a sense of constant dread.


Everyone continued to carry on without you,

Nothing drastically changed in their world.

But my entire world just collapsed at that day,

And after that nothing much has occurred.


Sometimes when sadness takes over me,

I just hug your old clothes which smell of you.

Your scent is still there in your old mauve sweater,

That helps me to overcome my nostalgic blues.


The wounds have turned into scars now,

But still I see your face in my every reflection.

I know now where my life’s destination is,

But I have lost the sense of every direction.


You took away a part- a piece of me with you,

So cleverly, that I myself was not able to see.

Though I can not become back the person I was,

So I finally became someone you never wanted me to be.

© 2010 Bhavya Kaushik

Author's Note

Bhavya Kaushik
I ....wrote this in like 15 minutes I guess, this is my raw heart ripped down on a piece of paper (computer screen, lolz)...I haven't edited it at all, this is just me...and myself and the person I became in the journey which you all (my faithful readers) experienced with me..Feel free to review, please :)

My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register

Featured Review

Very strong emotions. And no matter what I write in the review, I won't be able to express how much this has touched me.

Quite vivid in description as well ---I still can not sleep on your side of the bed,

I cannot really point out which part I like best because all of it is so deep. These pieces are very hard to review rationally because one is not able to think with the head when one comes across something as moving as this.

Posted 7 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


Very heart touching and emotional.

Posted 1 Year Ago

its beautiful...u paint a picture..

Posted 1 Year Ago

u r simply amazing

Posted 5 Years Ago

WOW, so powerful and well written.
i can feel the emotions pour out from your heart.
Awesome writing!

Posted 5 Years Ago

Actually, I cant review this, i'd say just that reading it, tears gathered in my eyes and just fell down without feeling it. I noticed that reading the last line of the poem.

Posted 5 Years Ago

This is extremely beautiful. I know exactly how you feel when you pen a poem in 5-10 minutes, your heart pouring on and on!
By the way it's kind of nice to find someone from the same country as me :)

Posted 6 Years Ago

[send message][befriend] Subscribe
feel the thought bitter sweet agony. Such a poetic piece

Posted 6 Years Ago

Wow! Just wow! This was amazing. Such detail and imagery. And your pictures are magneficent!

Posted 6 Years Ago

the depression ensuing after the loss of love....
is described here in a very touching manner....
though you wrote it in 15 minutes...
this is one of your best poems....I will say....
and this doesnt need any editing...

Posted 6 Years Ago

First Page first
Previous Page prev
Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


29 Reviews
Shelved in 2 Libraries
Added on August 3, 2010
Last Updated on November 28, 2010


Bhavya Kaushik
Bhavya Kaushik


National bestselling author of the novel, The Other Side of the Bed. You can place an order here: (flipkart) or can download it on your kindle from here: .. more..