My little flame by Shubha Khandekar

” I dedicate this little poem to you…” Shubha Khandekar

My little flame

Inside me is a small flame

It has a name, yes, it has, a name

It’s tiny, it flickers all the time, it struggles

With all its might to stay upright

This speck of fire, which burns inside me eternally

Encroaches on my vision across time and space

I have drawn for it

Gallons of water from every spring, every river

Known to me

Every well that I could reach out to

(Merely because water on this earth is more abundant

Than fuel.)

With insouciance of unknown origin

The flame defies the deluge. Always.

My little flame has a name but no shame, for

It resurges into an erect position

Again and again and yet again

It has a name and a quest, too

An ache, a craving, an insatiable thirst

To turn every drop of the invading water

Into vapour that will flee

In mortal fear of my little flame

Never, never to return.

The name of this small flame that resides in me is


by Shubha Khandekar

About moodsnmoments

Am a person with ambitions and dreams…though I try to keep a practical approach towards life at all times but in my hearts of heart…am a dreamer… Am just someone who can be described to be made of memories and phrases…someone who lives life in each day and in many phases!!!! Though am a people’s person, I enjoy my own space and often like to get lost in the throes of reading, music and movies. Travel, whether actually being able to do so or even to learn about new places, consumes me. Even in the darkest of hours, when things seem to be going haywire, the little voice within me never ever gives up on hope. A firm believer of ‘ask and you shall get it…but just ask’ is one which keeps me going!!!!
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1 Response to My little flame by Shubha Khandekar

  1. My dear friend–cum-guide, Shubha Khandekar, dedicated a poem to me. She has encapsulated such a basic, small want of mine, in such a beautiful manner. Thank you Shubha, for giving me the encouragement and the push to believe in my dreams and desires and to never settle for anything less than THE BEST. Merci Beaucoup, Shubha!

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