The blues of my life

This poem was inspired by Pablo Picasso’s painting – the blue room


They say that life has many tones and hues

But in my life what dominate are the blues

I am caught in a swirling vortex of strife

And that my dear is the defining fact of my life.


Of blue blood, my man can talk a blue streak

But his rants often leave me weepy and weak

O’ my heart does keen, often it feels so blue

My decision to marry this man, I do so rue.


I am a beautiful bird adorned with a gilded cage

But, he has clipped my wings, to my utter rage

I am bound to my master, the blue eyed boy

He holds me in his vice grip, like a prized toy.


Like a bolt from the blue, his criticisms scathe

His love, I try to cleanse, scrub off and bathe

The love I thought came once in a blue moon

Alas! It imprisoned me and left me all too soon.


Now my cage is my room, as blue as my mood

Wherein I live, am sad, melancholy and I brood.

I have no escape, no avenue to run or flee

Alas! From my sad blue world, I shall never be free.

About Sonal Singh

I believe that life is a repertoire of anecdotes. The various situations that we encounter, the many incidents of every day, the people we meet, our conversations with them; all make life a melange of tales. And, that is what I attempt to capture through my writing. My cooking is no different! It reflects my love for travel and my love for innovation. The kitchen is my happy place. So, even though by vocation I am a recruiter (, by passion I am a writer, home chef and a hodophile.

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  1. Quite a nice poem you have written. It reflects the depth of emotions inside you as if you have lived through these emotions and you peeled the layers of them using these words – word by word, bit by bit.

    Have you had a tough life? And have you been through such an experience? I wonder if it is possible to bring it out without experiencing them.

    • Thank you for reading it. The poem is not based on my personal experience but I have seen women go through hardships. This was a tribute to them, inspired by Picasso’s work.

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