Opinionated Head

Poetry and Paintings by Niharika Jaiswal


October 2016

She and I


Sometimes in middle of despair and chaos
When I have been losing my grip
I get this sudden breeze of clarity
I look up at the stars and I see her
And I realize I want to be her

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Love Paradox


Sometimes I think that we are all lovers
With nothing and no one to love fearlessly
Our impediment is not the shortfall of love we get
But the paucity of space to love, to give love
We are attracted to things we think we can love
Not the things we think will love us
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Fear Of Unknown


Don’t promise me stars if they are not yet on the cards
For me, you don’t have to be  someone you are not
We don’t need an ironclad contract assuring us
Of a happy ending for something beautiful to start
Future anyway has too many possible out comes
For us to be truly certain of getting any particular one
Merry or sad

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When You Need A Magic Lamp



When you think you need a magic lamp

Look at the mieghty mountains and the grand oceans

Look at the trees, the clouds, the stars in the sky

Do you see how small you are?

Do you see how small are the things you worry about?

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Time Traveler


Always traveling through time

He is never in his body

His mind escapes it’s shell

Often to go in past or in future

His efficient shell does everything

Needed to be done at present, abstracted

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Woods Are Lovely Dark And Deep


Alluring are these woods, that I wandered in tonight,

Running from the comfortable life that I had toiled to build

I collected so many things in that big lovely house

That there was no space for air, and no air left to breathe

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Gambling souls


Easy child easy, don’t bite off more than you can chew

Would you have gambled your heart even if you knew

That you will lose that hand to destiny’s plan

And you will lose everything else trying to win it again

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